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Project by ThreeJs posted 2543 days ago 1239 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I am new here, I guess I will start with a little background. I was first introduced to wood working in Architecture school at UNC Charlotte. Once I moved on from there, I had little chance, and no cash to work on anything, much less to buy tools. Over the years I have peiced together tools, and have done some small projects, but it was not until I bought a midi lathe that I started spending hours in the garage workshop.

My first lathe work was a pen, in a class room setting. But that has too much overhead for me, and lots of little gizmos to buy. So I looked to my wifes hobby for a place to start. My wife you see, is a knitter, and now thanks to my hobby, she is now also a spinner.

Here is a picture for scale. Not a very good image, but it gives you an idea.
Scale Image

I have several different kinds that I have made in the past 6 months, and if people would like to see them, I will be happy to share. This one pictured is a walnut spindle, with a cherry whorl.

-- David, Charlotte NC (

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#1 posted 2543 days ago

That is some pretty delicate work. Looks very nice… Would like to see more…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 2543 days ago

Really nice piece! Thanks for sharing this, and thanks for the background!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 2543 days ago

Dito – I’d like to see the others as well. Nicely done.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#4 posted 2543 days ago

Good stuff. Projects like this are out of me leauge at the moment. Keep them comming.

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#5 posted 2543 days ago

Very nice…function and beauty.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#6 posted 2543 days ago

Nice turning – takes a delicate and steady touch to turn something with that small of a diameter. Please post other pics. And welcome to the LJ Forum – I think you will find this bunch very friendly and will to share knowledge.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 2543 days ago

more, more… show us more!

how is this tool used? My daughter-in-law is getting into spinning her own yarn.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 2542 days ago

Nice work.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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