Some More Small Turnings

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Project by scrappy posted 09-12-2009 07:46 AM 1507 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of small Items I turned while waiting for glue to dry on my last bowl.

First is a Maple cup. Got the Maple at Rockler. The tag said “Maple Plain” It does have some spalting to it, but not much. It was a bit punky when I went to turn it. Very dry and flaky. Had a hard time gtting a smooth surface. By the time I got it down nice and smooth, I had blown out the one side about 1/8×1/2 inch. along bottom rim. Only has Mineral Oil as it should really be in the firewood pile. Wife won’t let me.

Second is a scoop Got for the wife from GoodWill for $0.99 It had a cracked ceramic handle. The cap unscrews so I made a new Walnut handle for it. She uses it for her Cheerios. haha

Third is a top I made for one of my son in laws. Did not get a good pic because once he got it, he would not let it go. (I think he liked it)haha The disk is Elm Crotch and the handle is a pen blank from Rockler. (they are good for more then just pens, cheap, fancy small wood)

Hope you like. Please post all comments and sugestions and critiques.

Thank you for looking.


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

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#1 posted 09-12-2009 10:34 AM

Not much to criticize there Scrappy. Nice work! Every turning blank is a new adventure and you never know what will happen. For turners it pays to be good at last minute design changes!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 09-12-2009 12:59 PM

Nice job, I dislike buying from a store. I have a friend that has a saw mill and saves me things he thinks I might like. Amazing what 12 cold ones will get ya.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 09-12-2009 02:03 PM

Scrappy they all came out great.

The scoop loks fantastic, nice find!


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

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#4 posted 09-12-2009 02:35 PM

I love all the pieces too. Great job. Especially on the find of the ice cream scoop. I go by Goodwill today I may have to look for some scoops myself.

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

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#5 posted 09-12-2009 04:17 PM

Super turning Scrappy looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 09-12-2009 05:23 PM

You’re getting good with that lathe! Very unique turnings. I really like the handle for the scoop, gives it a real classy look.

-- John @

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#7 posted 09-12-2009 05:52 PM

You have exceeded your fun quota for the week. Good work!

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#8 posted 09-13-2009 02:42 AM

Thank you for all the great comments.

Hunter71, I dislike buying from a store also but, there isn’t any mills in the city. With gas like it is, it isn’t worth going to the north country (about 150 miles each way) to a mill. Not cost effective.

As for the Scoop, I allways check out the kitchen section of Goodwill whenever my wife and I stop for books. You never know what you are going to find. Keep your eyes open for treasures! Check out my newest find, a repurposed Pepper Mill.

Thanks again.


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

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