Just a few Christmas gifts I turned on the lathe...

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Project by Ted posted 12-25-2015 04:05 PM 1156 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are made from some old logs I found. I think some is ash or white oak and some is maple, but I’m just guessing. Anyway, here’s what I’ve made so far, which I’ll give away as Christmas gifts.

The large bowl is about 10” wide and 3-1/2 tall, the natural edge bowl is about 8” wide by 5” tall (highest point), and the tall vase and long stem goblet are each about 9” tall—all outside dimensions.

They are all finished with shellac, some with shine juice.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#1 posted 12-25-2015 04:08 PM

Very nice turnings, Ted.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 12-25-2015 04:13 PM

Thanks Charlie. I’m just getting the hang of turning but getting better at it.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#3 posted 12-25-2015 04:25 PM

The wood looks good Ted, lots of character, turned nicely.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 12-25-2015 04:56 PM

You’re doin’ some first class work, Ted

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 12-25-2015 05:44 PM

nice work

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 12-25-2015 09:56 PM

Nice looking pieces, Ted!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 12-25-2015 10:27 PM

These are all nicely done and I’ll bet that you really enjoyed making them. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 12-26-2015 12:15 AM

Looks much like the maple log I was given that had been spalted and chewed by bugs. Wonderful work.

-- Don, -

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#9 posted 12-26-2015 03:59 AM

Beautifully turned and finished, Ted!
Merry Christmas!

-- God bless, Candy

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 12-26-2015 07:21 AM

Very nice work my friend.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 12-26-2015 01:38 PM

They all look great and they made good gifts.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 12-26-2015 04:15 PM

Great looking pieces, Ted.
I’m sure they were received with much joy!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#13 posted 04-07-2016 03:25 PM

Nice Job

-- John, Owasso OK Boomer Sooner

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#14 posted 04-14-2016 05:30 AM

Thanks John, they are simple but fun project.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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