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Project by joan posted 12-28-2008 09:20 PM 1448 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone.
I haven’t been able to keep up with all the new postings lately but now that xmas present making is over for this year I can sit back and enjoy what everyone else has been up to.

Some pics to let you know how I’ve been spending my time. Last xmas was my first year ever using any kind of tool and my first time making anything on the lathe. I stuck to making pens and basically only 7mm streamlines, trying different woods and adding differents shapes.

Well this xmas I branched out and tried my hand at several different projects. I made ice cream scoops and screwdrivers (kits brought from Rockler) and learned how to drill a blank on the lathe (not a pretty site). I actually broke my lathe in the progress , but thanks to Molly the manager at Rockler, she let me borrow the tail stock from their demo so I could finish up my presents. There are some awls, a salt and pepper shaker, two different types of pens that were new for me along with the stand by ones and two different types of bottle stoppers. The metal bottle stoppers were the newest type I tried. All new stuff for me.

The last ones were candle holders with seashells around them. An idea I got from the forum. I had help from grizzz who gave me the wood and rough cut out the circles and then my daughter helped me with the seashells and filling them with craft water. I will post the candle holders next, since I can only upload 3 pics at a time.

Although I had many (i mean many) stumbling blocks along the way (I almost throw the towel, along with the lathe, out the window) I pushed thru my frustrations with the encouragement from my friends and was able to complete all these projects.

Like always I would love comments, suggestions and ideas. Thanks for looking. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE

-- spinning into a new adventure

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#1 posted 12-28-2008 10:51 PM

the ice cream scoops are very cool, I haven’t seen those.
I’ll have to add them to the ever growing list of projects I’d like to do!
everything else looks great as well, nice work!

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#2 posted 12-29-2008 02:44 AM

Nice gifts. I especially like the third and seventh pens from the left. Having just started turning a few days ago, I hope to have a similar variety to post this time next year.

-- I may not know a lot, but at least I know that I don't know.?.?. I think.

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#3 posted 12-29-2008 07:26 PM

Very nice job Joan.You have quite a collection of turned gifts.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#4 posted 12-31-2008 12:30 AM

Nice, I have to make some scoops for next year! Thanks for the idea.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 03-30-2009 12:00 AM

Nice collection of work way to go don’t let the project get you down. You Win.


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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