Just piddiling around & havin fun.

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Project by Dudley posted 03-08-2010 04:16 AM 1001 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stoppers are purpleheart, black palm, & bolivian rosewood. Pens are corian and I can’t remember the wood. I told ya I am havin fun not rackin my brain. LOL.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#1 posted 03-08-2010 07:13 AM

Dudley, When you are “just piddiling around” like you said. It really lets oyur creative juices flow. That is when I have the most fun. I may have a general idea of what I want to turn, but I just start turning and see what happens. All ways a surprise. Great job. Nice designs.

Keep it up.


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

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#2 posted 03-08-2010 07:24 AM

Scrappy: Yep that’s what it’s all about, havin fun. If it turns out different than I intended, I just say thats the way I planed it. LOL We don’t make mistakes, we make changes. Thanks.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#3 posted 03-08-2010 08:29 AM

Very nice for just piddling. So how was it turning corian? Is it hard on the tools?

-- Vince

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#4 posted 03-08-2010 03:25 PM

Vince: Thanks. No harder on the tools than real hard wood. I get the pre drilled 1/2” blanks and grind off the corners on the belt sander. First a 5/8” gouge to get it round and shaped. Final tool I use a 1/2” scraper then use 400 grit aluminum oxide horizontal to remove any rings then sand with micro mesh to 12000. Then three coats of Renaissance wax. They shine like a diamond in a goats ass.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#5 posted 03-09-2010 12:33 AM

Very nice piddiling Dudley. I’m witih Scrappy when I’m just messing around I am more relaxed and good things usually come off the lathe.

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