My 15min of Lathe Fame

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Project by WoodSparky posted 05-28-2010 03:34 PM 1718 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I frequently patronize our local pubic library for its wealth of woodworking and wood turning books and DVDs. Some of the ladies there have been so helpful in my quest, I had thought to thank them with a gift of a turned pen. The responce was positive and the smiles and service had increased 10 fold.

One of the librarians had suggested that I should bring some of my turnings for thier monthly display. So here we are, the fruits of my labors and the toiling over a hot lathe.

The month is now almost over, and I need to remove my turnings to make room for the next display. I do believe it is going to be someone’s collection of Commemorative Elvis Plates ;)

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#1 posted 05-28-2010 03:44 PM

Great work, I have never used a lathe. I plan on taking a class soon on this subject so I can start turning! It just looks fun. Figure how could it not be with all those wood chips right?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-28-2010 04:13 PM

I think they should have given you another month and forget about the Elvis plates. (no put down to all you Elvis fans) ;-) Good job on your various turnings. The grains and colors on the Box Elder is fabulous.

Erwin Jacksonville,FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 05-28-2010 04:46 PM

A nice collection of turnings good job congrats on the library showing.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-28-2010 06:21 PM

Sounds like a great community service and it’s always cool to make a bunch of Grannies happy. Nice turnings too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 05-28-2010 09:05 PM

You should be very proud.. congrats.
I too, had a showing in the local library.. It was a great experience..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 05-28-2010 09:32 PM

Very good display, you should be proud. I have an upcoming exhibition at the museum I volunteer at but I don’t think it will be as impressive as this ( I make boxes, I suppose the name is a hint)

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 05-28-2010 09:34 PM

A wonderful collection of turnings. I too agree that they should forgo the Elvis plates and keep your turnings a bit longer.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#8 posted 05-29-2010 12:30 AM

Thanks for the atta boy. The display features my 1st year of wood turning. I had asked the Library to put me down for next year. I have soom neater stuff on que.

I almost failed to mention that some of the bowls and pens were done by my two children, 9 and 12 years old.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#9 posted 05-16-2011 12:23 AM

What a treat. Well done and some really nice items.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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