Pasta scoop

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Project by ralbuck posted 02-18-2017 01:02 AM 886 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Slowly—very slowly—getting a little better at the turning lathe.

Nine inches by 2-1/2 inches.

Made from firewood, yup, again. Maple, I think.

Hole was drilled then much sanding to get the scoop. After the drilling I used a hand saw to cut the section off.

The burning lines were actually put on by running a sharp edge of old cedar against the turning blank. Just put the pressure on and it will smoke and then burn in.

Has 2 coats of spray polyurethane.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#1 posted 02-18-2017 01:51 AM

Nice one! Fun to use the lathe now and again.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 02-18-2017 01:54 AM

Cool looking scoop. Looks like a fun project for the lathe.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 02-18-2017 02:39 AM

Looks pretty cool nice job!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 02-18-2017 02:45 AM

Good one Ralbuck

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 02-18-2017 04:29 AM

You did a nice job on this one, At first I wondered how you did it when I checked on it on my phone, hard to lathe the hollow on the lathe. No way to hold the handle on the lathe and one would need a steady rest.. I did a scoop once but the scoop was 90 degrees to the handle, all done on the lathe.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 02-18-2017 08:36 AM

Not bad for practise. Good idea to use fire wood for learning process.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 02-18-2017 10:22 AM

Well Done!!!! Nicely crafted.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#8 posted 02-18-2017 11:23 AM

Like others have said it is just pratice, pratice. Good job man.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 02-18-2017 04:57 PM

This turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 02-18-2017 10:53 PM

Nice turning sir, but I’ll pass on the pasta…. feed the man meat!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#11 posted 02-18-2017 11:02 PM

Nicely done!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#12 posted 08-09-2017 08:37 PM

Fun project, looks nice! – I saw a video from WWGOA using a drum sander for the scoop – is that the tool you used after turning the piece?

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