My first turning

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Project by toyguy posted 02-12-2009 07:50 PM 1566 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As most of you here know, I bought myself a new to me lathe a couple of months back. As life goes, I just have not had too much of a chance to get to know my new machine. Over the last few weeks, I have managed to construct a new sharpening centre, and with the help of MR. Woody (forum member) have gotten my cheap tools ready. I might have even figured out a bit about sharpening….

I have also managed to turn a number of 2×4 of scrap pine/spruce or anything else I have on hand; into toothpicks. I am afraid that tool presentation is still kind-of a mystery to me….. However I am learning.

So this morning I thought to myself, enough is enough, it’s time to try and actually turn a project. Besides; I wanted to try out the new Talon chuck I got my wife for valentines day.

I had a form in my head, but somehow it never really made it to realality…... But talk about having fun… Better than a barrel full of kittens and a tazar gun.

The following pictures are my very first turning project: Nothing like the stuff I see posted here, but maybe someday.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Bob N

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#1 posted 02-13-2009 02:06 AM

Excellent work for your “first” turning. I like the form design especially the lip around the top.

Keep up the good work, I think you have the hang of it already.

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#2 posted 02-13-2009 02:10 AM

Great first turning. I too bought a lathe a few months back and also turned myself a bunch of toothpicks. And you couldn’t be more right about how much fun it is just turning stuff and practicing. Again, well done and enjoy your toy.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#3 posted 02-13-2009 04:55 AM

I like it, some day I will have to get a lathe it does look like fun.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#4 posted 02-13-2009 06:16 AM

Great job on your first turning. I look forward to seeing many more and watching you progress. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Joel Tille

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#5 posted 03-13-2009 01:27 AM

Turning is calming, you can just stand and shut the whole world out as you make shavings all over the floor. Like you, i do not have a lot of experience at turning, but the little i have done has been fun.

What kind of tool do you use to get the holes down the center of the vase and your goblets. and how do you support the work piece while doing it.

Thanks for posting Joel

-- Joel Tille

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