First Turnings

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Project by Deedee posted 09-10-2009 01:45 AM 1322 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of the first turnings I ever tried. Bowls are black walnut, wild cherry, spalted birch, osage orange. Goblet is Peruvian catahua.

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#1 posted 09-10-2009 02:02 AM

WOW, thats awesome for some of your first turnings.

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#2 posted 09-10-2009 02:10 AM

very nice turnings, what do you use for a finish? welcome aboard.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#3 posted 09-10-2009 02:36 AM

Very nice…good form and nice grain…finish is very good I would suspect it to be carnauba or beeswax? I’ve seen some tung oil finishes that are close..and there are the salad bowl finishes that are similar…...I wouldn’t think those were first attempts….

Welcome to LJ’s there are a lot of turners here…from beginning on up…with lots of nice ideas and inspirations. You will like it here…nice folks and great help for pretty much every experience level and the whole gamut of woodworking crafts.

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#4 posted 09-10-2009 02:59 AM

Nice work, welcome to lumberjocks, there is alot of knowledge on this site, hope you enjoy

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 04:24 AM

You have a real eye for turning. I like the distinctive style of your work. Isn’t Osage just a wonderful wood to turn. It comes off in long ribbons and feels like worm butter against the back of your hand. What part of the country are you in where you have Osage large enough to get turnable pieces from. Here in Lower Alabama or “L.A”, they grow the size of oaks. In the northern part of the state they are shrubs.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#6 posted 09-10-2009 04:44 AM

Hard to believe these are you “first’ pieces. They are great. I will assume you have a great teacher guiding your progress.
Keep up the work and welcome to LJ

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 09-10-2009 08:38 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. These are all very beautifull turnings. They all have very nice flowing lines to them. Great grain and finish.

This site has a lot to offer. Lots of tallent, Lots of knowledge, and lots of fun. Enjoy yourself and we look forward to seeing more of your great work.

Keep it up.


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#8 posted 09-10-2009 10:09 AM

I just agree with all the above. As Roz said you definitely have an eye for form (and the ability to produce it with your turning tools). All of these first pieces are top caliber work, firsts or not. Welcome to LJ. Send more our way!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 09-10-2009 01:15 PM

You have a real eye for form. Your work is just great for first turnings…...... I wish I had your talent… And welcome to LJ’s.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#10 posted 09-10-2009 11:09 PM

Some very nice turning. I love them all.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#11 posted 09-11-2009 01:19 AM

wow looks more like your thousandth turning, fantastic, beautiful and so well done. Great photography too.

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#12 posted 09-14-2009 03:26 AM

Bowl finish is Watco Natural and wax. Goblet is lacquer.
Thanks for the nice comments.

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