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Project by RickieD posted 05-15-2007 01:12 AM 1566 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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MsDebbieP

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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)

Rick's first lathe work - a plate for Debbie!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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scottb

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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/

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#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 :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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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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oscorner

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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!

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MsDebbieP

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#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.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 05-15-2007 11:28 AM

I’ll tell him to get it numbered!!
Today, he makes spindles.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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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)

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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

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#14 posted 05-17-2007 11:57 AM

good one Steffen lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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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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