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Project by Hyperhutch posted 08-19-2009 12:36 AM 1285 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got a decent sized woodturning job! I was asked to make some parts for a bed design similar to one sold online, as the customer wants to build one herself.

Everything went well, although I had an issue with warping on the rungs that led to the application of a little Bondo. DRAT! I am a perfectionist, and having to resort to such a thing is frustrating, but I learned my lesson from it. Thank goodness it’s paint grade.

There’s no substitute for experience, and I learned quite a bit on this project. Thanks for looking!

Hutch

-- I hope the volume of shavings one creates is directly related to the probablility of one's success, cuz if so I've got it made!!





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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 08-19-2009 12:51 AM

Great looking pieces. Looks like some I’ve done in the past. Bondo works miracles on paint grade material. Like an older gentleman I worked with several years ago once said. “We take pride in what we hide.”

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 08-19-2009 01:22 AM

Looks cool Hutch

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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huff

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#3 posted 08-19-2009 03:19 AM

Great job. Did you have a duplicator for your lathe? Until I got a duplicating lathe all I could build was “one” legged table and chairs. lol. Yours turned out great no matter how you did it.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Hyperhutch

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#4 posted 08-19-2009 03:28 AM

LOL!

No this is all manual duplication. Thanks for the kind words!

Hutch

-- I hope the volume of shavings one creates is directly related to the probablility of one's success, cuz if so I've got it made!!

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Innovator

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#5 posted 08-19-2009 05:55 AM

Hutch, they came out great.

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

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#6 posted 08-19-2009 11:54 AM

What a great turning, man!
Absolutely super! Well done!

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 09-02-2009 04:17 AM

Hi Hutch,

Very professional looking job. Looks like you had some fun on this job. What other kind of thing do you like to make?

-- Dennis Zongker

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Hyperhutch

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#8 posted 09-06-2009 10:20 PM

This is the old man who takes a great deal of pride in what #2 offspring produces. We have been watching his giftedness for years. I’m a wannabe and just a little envious. And yes, he is definitely a perfectionist! (Not a bad quality).

Proud Padre,

Jay H.

-- I hope the volume of shavings one creates is directly related to the probablility of one's success, cuz if so I've got it made!!

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Hyperhutch

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#9 posted 09-09-2009 10:18 PM

In case you were wondering, the previous post was my Father. He visited over the Labor Day weekend and got on LJs without my knowing (under my name). LOL!

Dennis, I will do just about anything. I have been getting a number of small furniture replacement part jobs, but I also do bowlmaking, architectural turning (want to do this more), and hopefully sculpture. I even got a call about making a prototype for a commercially sold product (maybe).

However, I love furniture making as well, so we’ll see where the demand is. Who knows, maybe I can do both. :)

Hutch

-- I hope the volume of shavings one creates is directly related to the probablility of one's success, cuz if so I've got it made!!

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Hyperhutch

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#10 posted 01-06-2010 11:41 PM

The customer recently contacted me and sent along a picture of her finished bed. I added it to the pics, and I think she did a great job!

Hutch

-- I hope the volume of shavings one creates is directly related to the probablility of one's success, cuz if so I've got it made!!

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