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Project by NSWoodspinner posted 1767 days ago 888 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a few turnings – a pair of candlesticks (They stand about eight inches high, but I call them “two foot” candlesticks, for if you put them any closer together than twenty-four inches, the “differences” become noticeable). Three of the approx one dozen potpourri boxes I did for Christmas presents last year. And some pens. I turn a LOT of pens. Currently, I am turning some for a local charity fundraiser.

-- Gord M, Nova Scotia, Canada





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1767 days ago

Nice group of turnigs Gord

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1767 days ago

Very nice. Great color.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1767 days ago

NSWoodspinner,
Great bunch of turnings! The potpourri boxes are very inspiring. Where did you find the inserts or lids? I’ve never seen any like yours before, very nice! Keep on keeping on!

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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huff

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#4 posted 1767 days ago

Very nice turnings.

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

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scrappy

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#5 posted 1767 days ago

Very nice turnings. Love the potpourri boxes. Have been watching GoodWill for a couple of these but only found one with a broken lid so far. Will probably have to order them.

Woodbutcher, I have a WoodTurners Catalog and there are some in it. Try www.woodturnerscatalog.com

Great work. Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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NSWoodspinner

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#6 posted 1766 days ago

For Woodbutcher and Scrappy,

You can get the potpourri boxe lids at Lee Valley
(http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=32877&cat=1,250,43243). There’s only the three patterns, however (hummingbird, butterfly, floral)

-- Gord M, Nova Scotia, Canada

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ohwoodeye

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#7 posted 1766 days ago

Pen, upper left corner, what kind of wood please. Very, very nice color with grain…..plus “cigar” style pens are my favorite by far.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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NSWoodspinner

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#8 posted 1766 days ago

I’m sorry Mike, but the best I can dredge out of my memory is that the pen in question is jatoba or rosewood. These pens were made for a friend to give away this past spring as graduation gifts, and the pen (and its box with the identifying label) could be anywhere in Atlantic Canada. (Memo to self: get organized)

-- Gord M, Nova Scotia, Canada

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NSWoodspinner

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#9 posted 1766 days ago

Drat! I can’t get the “edit” feature to work right.

Mike, I did some web-crawling. The pen you asked about was turned in either bubinga or Brazilian rosewood. I’ve turned both, and they are incredible woods for pen – great color and easy to turn. The Bubinga blank would have been part of a mixed bag I got at a Woodcraft store in Norfolk, VA; the rosewood I would have obtained from a local exotic hardwood dealer

Gord

-- Gord M, Nova Scotia, Canada

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scrappy

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#10 posted 1766 days ago

Just for info, www.woodturnerscatalog.com Has 8 designs and cost less.

They also have LOTS of other “parts” for turnings. Most I have never seen anywhere else.

Just thought I would let you know.

Scrappy

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

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