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Project by LSJ posted 03-08-2017 06:38 PM 429 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This took awhile to make and I burned up a lathe. Since I had never turned anything like this before i glued it up way to thick. When I started turning it weighed it at 75 pounds. It now stands 12 inches tall and 12 inches wide and weighs 5 pounds. I wanted to make it thiner, but my lathe started acting up again.

-- I like to turn





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 03-08-2017 07:12 PM

Excellent work. Very fitting for first place. Too bad about the lathe. They say turning can be an expensive hobby, but you don’t expect that.

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

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#2 posted 03-08-2017 07:50 PM

It’s realy big, but you have done some outstanding job. I like the pattern.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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peteg

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#3 posted 03-08-2017 08:14 PM

Congratulations, lovely job on the vase
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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BenDupre

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#4 posted 03-08-2017 08:40 PM

Beautiful piece. 70lb of shavings?! Cap’n Eddie would be proud!

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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LSJ

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#5 posted 03-08-2017 09:24 PM

I did learn a lot about gluing up a piece that size. I can tell you I should have started on a 4 inch piece and worked up to the larger one.

-- I like to turn

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#6 posted 03-09-2017 01:51 PM

It certainly deserves the award, nice work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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XquietflyX

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#7 posted 03-09-2017 03:16 PM

looks great!!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#8 posted 03-09-2017 03:35 PM

nice job

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RichCMD

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#9 posted 03-09-2017 07:12 PM

Going for 75 pounds to 5 pounds must have resulted in quite a pile of shavings. Must have taken a lot of turning time. I am not sure I would have persisted to finish the project. Congratulations on sticking it out and producing such a nice result.

-- Ride the bevel!

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LSJ

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#10 posted 03-10-2017 01:32 PM

It made around three wheelbarrows of shavings and I worked off and on it for three years.
It was just a project that I had to get in the mood to work on. At first it was so out out of round a conventional wheel steady rest would not have worked. So I had to mount a skateboard to the lathe to keep the vase on the lathe. The floating wheels kept it from tearing out of the mounting.

-- I like to turn

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 03-10-2017 09:29 PM

This is a beautiful vase and you did an outstanding job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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