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Project by Hacksaw007 posted 02-18-2010 11:43 PM 1281 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few more small things that I have made through the week on the new lathe. Had a few projects break which was exciting (not). The first one shown is a bird house ornament with a laminated pink cap, textured with a Wagner tool, with a walnut bottom and a Padauk perch. The second one is Red, White and Blue bird house ornament laminate with a walnut cap textured. Third one is a Walnut cap, Laminated Cayenne body with a Padauk finial at the bottom. Wire burned the black lines in it. Last one is a black and brown laminate egg.

The ornaments are hollow in the top caps and bodys. This keeps the weight down so they can hang on a tree if desired. I drill out the cap and body on the lathe to make a quick hollowing. Made a scrap cap and body holder so that my lathe’s chuck can hold it. I do the finish work up on that jig after the main work of shaping is done. All pieces are from scrap woods, finished in two to three coats of conversion varnish sprayed on. I like how hard the finish gets with this finish. It is runing around 20-25 sheen level. Thanks for looking.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#1 posted 02-18-2010 11:56 PM

Kooks like you have been busy NICE turning!

-- racey13

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#2 posted 02-19-2010 12:07 AM

Cute little projects, carried out with great detail. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 02-19-2010 01:21 AM

Great Looking Projects!

I really like the egg.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 02-19-2010 02:15 AM

Fantastic! Now I have even more ideas on what to turn. And I also have a bunch of this wood!

Thank you for the great gift Mike. I am truly greatfull.


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

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#5 posted 02-19-2010 03:17 AM

Some nice turnings. Well done.

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#6 posted 02-19-2010 06:13 AM

These are awesome ! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 02-19-2010 01:08 PM

Nice looking ornaments there Mike. I really like the texturing on the lid…. and the colours are great.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 02-19-2010 08:17 PM

Very nice bird houses.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 04-27-2013 12:41 AM

Really nice.

-- Leonard H.

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