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Am taking a 2-day lathe workshop and here is one of the two projects created today (day 1).
This plate is made of cherry. The other project, a bowl, is made of maple (green wood) and is drying before finishing it.
-- Rick D
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#1 posted 05-15-2007 01:22 AM
sweet—and lookie there—it says it is to ME !!!! :)
The photos aren’t the best ( I didn’t have time to do it justice).
Here’s Rick showing us how proud he is of his first project: (he brought the wood home to show me what the plate was cut from)
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
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#2 posted 05-15-2007 01:28 AM
Very nice… nothing like my first piece off the lathe.
How did you sign it while it was turning? ;)
-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/
#3 posted 05-15-2007 01:29 AM
I’ll have to ask him, Scott… maybe he just kept running in circles or something – i know that he’d do anything for me hahahah :)
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#4 posted 05-15-2007 02:40 AM
Nice plate! I think they call that, “chasing the pen,” to sign it so well when spinning. :)
-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)
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#5 posted 05-15-2007 02:52 AM
Is there a rough edge on that bowl?
-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.
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#6 posted 05-15-2007 03:12 AM
Great plate. Seems like everyone here makes plates for their first project on a lathe. sigh! I was tickled to turn a small bat and a spindle. I haven’t gotten a plate made, yet.
-- Jesus is Lord!
#7 posted 05-15-2007 03:50 AM
I should have said that the course was through Chalet Woodcraft in Boston, Ontario.
the edge has a sloped bead-edge that goes down into a second rim.
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#8 posted 05-15-2007 05:01 AM
Very good Rick, and Debbie a collectors edition. #1 of N.
Make sure it gets numbered.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia firstname.lastname@example.org †
#9 posted 05-15-2007 11:28 AM
I’ll tell him to get it numbered!!Today, he makes spindles.
#10 posted 05-15-2007 11:31 AM
I just saw that I only posted 2 pix and not three—the last photo now shows the edge of the plate
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#11 posted 05-15-2007 04:00 PM
Beautiful woodturning art RickieD
-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)
Dick, & Barb Cain
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#12 posted 05-16-2007 03:39 PM
Very nice for a first turning. I can see by the smile, that there’s going to be a lot more of these for us to see.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1
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#13 posted 05-17-2007 08:25 AM
Nice Job Rick. Debbie told us you were making your first lathe project and it “turned” out great!
-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA
#14 posted 05-17-2007 11:57 AM
good one Steffen lol
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#15 posted 05-20-2007 05:16 AM
This is really great for a first turning. Looks like your getting your money’s worth in this class.
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov
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