|Project by oscorner||posted 05-16-2007 04:55 AM||3297 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
These are two baby rattles that I turned. The larger ringed one is the first I ever turned and it was turned on my homemade treadle lathe powered by a bungie cord and a treadle. The second one was turned on my Rigid lathe and as you can see it has smaller rings. THE RINGS ARE TURNED ON THE RATTLES, NOT ADDED ON AND THEN THE END PUT ON. Now, these rattles are intended for the parents to use to entertain their child. You can imagine the ragging I got when most people saw and asked about the first rattle. The comments were usually, ”the kid is going to knock him/herself out with that rattle!” The reason it is so big is that it was my first time turning and my first time turning rings, which unless you own a ring turning tool, takes some doing with just a spindle gouge and parting tool. I gave the second one to a new parent along with a cherry pacifier. Of course, I made sure that she knew not to let her child suckle on the wooden pacifier and not to give her the rattle to knock herself in the head with. LOL.
P.S. the dates on the pictures are incorrect, even though I turned the first one about five years ago and the second one about two years ago.
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