My First Attempt At Wood Turning

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Project by albachippie posted 02-06-2010 05:19 PM 2162 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was told not to use green timber for my first turn! Well, it’s all I had, and it didn’t come much greener. Freshly cut from the garden, straight to the lathe. I only wanted to try it, so wasn’t too bothered about the result

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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John Stegall

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#1 posted 02-06-2010 06:03 PM

Looks good. Now you can bury it in sawdust/wood chips and let it dry.

-- jstegall

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#2 posted 02-06-2010 06:32 PM

Your first attempt at woodturning and you do a very nice embedded ring. I’m impressed.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 02-06-2010 06:51 PM

good job well done

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#4 posted 02-06-2010 07:06 PM

Thats fantastic for a first turning.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 02-06-2010 07:37 PM

nice work on the captive ring, especially as a first turning. As John mentioned, take care how you let it cure since it was turned while it was a green as it could be.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#6 posted 02-06-2010 08:02 PM

Thanks for your kind comments guys.

This was turned a few years ago. I didn’t give it any special treatment to dry out and it only split a little bit at the ends! I will bear in mind the sawdust and woodchip method for next time though. I think the lack of splitting was more good luck than anything else on this project!

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#7 posted 02-06-2010 08:05 PM

Holy cow! Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#8 posted 02-06-2010 08:54 PM

Wow, for a first time????

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#9 posted 02-06-2010 09:21 PM

thats a nice ring, for your first time. just so you know you will be hooked on that lathe now

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#10 posted 02-06-2010 11:18 PM

Great job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#11 posted 02-08-2010 05:44 PM

Great first.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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