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Knuckle buster tea light

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Project by blue77 posted 01-26-2016 06:48 AM 833 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was cutting out a bowl blank and I was left with a triangular off cut. It was just too neat looking to throw out so I decided to get creative. I think all the pictures of winged bowls I have been looking at had something to do with it too. My fingers are fine but it was a little unnerving at times.

-- I love my lathe. It’s old, not too pretty and I don’t really know how to use it… Love it!





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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#1 posted 01-26-2016 07:12 AM

very creative and great use of wood that most would throw into the wood burning pile…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#2 posted 01-26-2016 10:51 AM

This is beautiful, Blue77!! Immediately made me think of The Wave (sandstone formation) in Arizona

Image from the web.
Do you know what kind of wood it is? Glad your fingers are intact (if not your nerves)! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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blue77

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#3 posted 01-26-2016 11:26 AM

It’s some kind of maple (sugar) I think. Someone down my street cut down there tree and put the logs out on the curb to get picked up. I got there first and took almost all of it. It’s hard to tell for Shure what kind of wood it is because there were no levees or twigs just logs. Yay free wood!!

-- I love my lathe. It’s old, not too pretty and I don’t really know how to use it… Love it!

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#4 posted 01-26-2016 12:10 PM

Wow from “scrap” to THAT ! Who knew?

Beautiful !

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#5 posted 01-26-2016 12:18 PM

Very unique piece. I like those odd shapes when turned.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-26-2016 05:58 PM

That did turn out nice, and good luck with the saw restoration.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#7 posted 01-26-2016 06:37 PM

A little taller, you could rub it and a genie would come out. Nice piece.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 01-26-2016 08:19 PM

Mmmmm. Free wood. Sounds like “free donuts.” God bless us everyone.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 01-26-2016 08:59 PM

hi great project i like it nice bit off turning

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#10 posted 01-27-2016 12:27 AM



Mmmmm. Free wood. Sounds like “free donuts.” God bless us everyone.

- Mark Wilson

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#11 posted 01-27-2016 02:43 AM

Nice looking project, especially the grain pattern. Wood with the dark color in the center looks great too. Talk about a knuckle buster, did you see that scoop I made a year or more ago. Took awhile before I felt comfortable around it, one does’t want to get too comfortable though.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 01-27-2016 08:56 AM

That is a great and beautiful project and who doesn’t want free wood

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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