Winter wood turnings

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Project by TDSpade posted 04-21-2015 05:01 AM 1257 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some lathe turnings I did over this last winter. I was building a 10×12 shed when ever daylight and weather would allow. So I didn’t want any complicated side project to sidetrack me.

I went on a propane gas leak call this last winter, at customer’s house. A very small leak at a no longer used grease shut off valve. I pulled the valve and capped the line. As I was finishing up I noticed what was left of a wood shop in the garage. The 90+ year old man who had lived there had just been moved to a rest home. He had worked in that wood shop until just the year before. So good for him. His family had sold off most of his tools. But said I could take any of wood that I wanted. The large bowl, the two red cedar or juniper looking small bowls and vase on the far right, (first picture) were turning blanks that I picked up along with a variety other small pieces of hard wood to work with. The two red cedar or juniper looking small bowls were a real pain to turn with grain going every which way. When it comes to turning I am at best an advanced beginner. And at times I really don’t feel that advanced.

I blew the stem apart on the goblet. The captive rings weren’t coming out right anyway. So saved the top, bottom, and the rings which I fixed. And turned a piece cherry to replace the stem.

The other three turnings are from a birch tree that died at a co-worker’s house.

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#1 posted 04-21-2015 12:41 PM

These are some nice natural looking turnings.

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#2 posted 04-21-2015 01:30 PM

Very nice turnings. The old man’s soul must be at peace.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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