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Osage Orange Supported Spindle

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Project by Lisa Chan posted 1596 days ago 2075 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I love Osage Orange.

Like Cherry, you have to be mindful of bruising and scraping. However, the finish is well worth the care.

This is a supported spindle (original design) intended for creating lace-weight luxury yarns.

The length is 11 1/2 inches in length and it weight 1.2 ounces. Hand polished, and finished with orange oil and beeswax.

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories, http://www.grippingyarn.com





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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#1 posted 1596 days ago

Another great looking supported spindle Lisa… well done… curious how you get the taper perfect everytime…
Let us all know your secret if you dare…
Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Lisa Chan

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#2 posted 1596 days ago

Hi Wisty! There are a couple of tapers in there… which one? The tip, the neck, or the shaft?

I use a very large skew and abuse it. I make sure it’s really as sharp as I can get it and cut down the neck first (more scraping than cutting). Then I use a Spindlemaster Sorby tool and rough down the shaft and create the taper of the neck.

To get the shaft and neck to an even taper, I alternate between sanding and cutting… I end up sanding a lot. However, because I’m eyeballing each milimeter of removal… the tapering just “happens”. Lots of little adjustments which now seem second nature to me… I’ve made more than 40 of these now.

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories, http://www.grippingyarn.com

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#3 posted 1596 days ago

Hi Lisa…
I tried making a couple of turning similar to yours (just for fun while a glue up was drying) and found the long taper was the hardest to create… the neck seemed very easy as did the head piece… I just have to find a better way to support the turning in the center as I take it down in diameter… currently it ends up “wobbling” around a lot causing my tools to gouge into it once in a while…
anyways, always a pleasure to see what your up to…
Take care and keep turning… looking forward to your next creation…
Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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grizzman

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#4 posted 1596 days ago

can see your doing your magic lisa…very nice turning…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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gjd

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#5 posted 1596 days ago

Lisa:
Is this called a supported spindle because it’s supported during the turning or is there another reason?

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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scrappy

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#6 posted 1595 days ago

Another great spindle Lisa. It is strange that when you get the hang of something (the taper) It SEEMS easy to do, but hard to explain. When I try and show people how I turn something they are all confused. haha (glad I have this site where you know what I mean)haha

Keep up the great work.

Scrappy

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

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mtkate

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#7 posted 1595 days ago

Someday I will get a lathe and know what you are talking about… LOL. It does indeed look hard to do.

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papabear

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#8 posted 1593 days ago

nice work

-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 864 days ago

Very nice turning and perfect tapers : )

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

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