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My first turning project. This was meant more to dust off the cobwebs (I have not turned since deploying in February) and to see how the wood turns. I had found a cache of cut trees on the base I work at and spent some time with a bow saw cutting them up. The wood is checked pretty badly, but there are some useable pieces. As I worked through the checks and inclusions, I was not left with much to go with, however, and all I could salvage was a lowly egg. I had fun and it was worth the effort of hand sawing all of that wood. Plus, if 20 years from now, somebody is looking over my works and says “Which came first?” I can honestly answer “Why, the egg, of course!”

Take care,


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#1 posted 1838 days ago

Looks great Eric well done

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#2 posted 1838 days ago

Looks great Eric well done

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#3 posted 1837 days ago

If you can read material and extract what is of value – that’s a talent in itself!

Next challenge – carve yourself a chicken!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#4 posted 1837 days ago

Nice job, Eric. That is a nice piece of lumber that you managed to salvage.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 1837 days ago

Nice egg…..when you doing the chicken? You found the beauty in that piece.

-- John @

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#6 posted 1837 days ago

Eric, nice looking egg.

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

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#7 posted 1837 days ago

Where’s the bacon?

Thanks for sharing—Good egg!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#8 posted 1837 days ago

Great egg. Just how big is this thing?

Looks good. Just love the color on that log.

Keep it up.


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

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#9 posted 1837 days ago

I got a chuckle at the photos series: from a big pile to a single egg..
And then I chuckled at the “which came first” line…

and then I chuckled at the suggestion of now carving a chicken.

Great way to start the morning – chuckles and eggs :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 1837 days ago

Good looking egg.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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