Practice Hollow turning projects

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Project by wyeth posted 07-27-2009 04:10 AM 1636 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have long wanted to try turning and done a lot of reading and watching Utube videos so a few months ago finally bought the lathe and these are some early practice efforts on bits of branch and fallen logs of mainly wattle,leopard tree and eucalyptus. Finish is shaving burnish only and some friction burning. One bowl has a leather disc glued-on base and some basic pyrographic work.

-- David Australia

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#1 posted 07-27-2009 05:12 AM

looks good David

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#2 posted 07-27-2009 05:42 AM

Some great turning

-- 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 †

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#3 posted 07-27-2009 06:23 AM

Good work, looks as if you have just fallen into the vortex, happy turning.

-- Tom D

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#4 posted 07-27-2009 06:49 AM

It looks like your retirement will not be boring.

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#5 posted 07-27-2009 06:54 AM

Great little turnings. Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 07-27-2009 01:36 PM

They look good, you are off to a good start.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#7 posted 09-05-2009 12:18 AM

Nice stuff David. I like that you are doing decorative art on your turnings. When I started out I was more interested in turning a lot of pieces. Since then, I’ve decided that one good turning is worth more than any number of uninteresting ones. Unfortunately I’m still trying to turn that one good one. But what the heck, I am having a lot of fun trying! Hope you do too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 09-05-2009 12:30 AM

Very nice turnings.

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