Woodturning practise

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Project by Cher posted 1493 days ago 1408 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the most fun I have had with a piece of wood. The wood used it pine (cant use the expensive stuff just yet) It has been challenging, learning to use the tools correctly and not having a sharpening system (for the moment). Sam Shakouri, Jim Jakosh, Mary Anne and CharlieM1958 among others have been an inspiration. Thanks for looking.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#1 posted 1493 days ago

These are lovely! The pine looks great too!
Can’t wait to see more!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 1493 days ago

Very nice Cher,

There’s nothing wrong with Pine, I think any kind of wood is good for woodturning.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 1493 days ago

great start…....I soooo want to get into turning. I keep looking at equipment but just not ready to pull the trigger. Keep it up, it is inspiring.

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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#4 posted 1493 days ago

You are coming along splendidly, Cher! As a matter of fact, I have not turned any lidded boxes yet, so you have passed me up. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Mary Anne

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#5 posted 1493 days ago

You are doing well, Cher. Nice curves and smooth finish inside and out. You have reason to be proud of yourself!

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#6 posted 1493 days ago

you call this practice ?

looks like intricate work to me .

shows patience
and attention to detail .

the flow is smooth and even .

very nice ,

well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 1493 days ago

Having fun is what’s all about Cher good job

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1493 days ago

Coves, beads and tenons, wow!!

Cher, you’ve already mastered the tough stuff!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 1493 days ago

Looks like your are getting the hang of it :-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 1493 days ago

I’ve just started turning too only My work isn’t as nice as you’res. I have a long way go looks like to me you are already there….................................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#11 posted 1493 days ago

That’s beyond practise level, modest Cher! No excuse to hide the expensive stuff any longer. Wish you were closer so I could give you some Candlewood to turn…that will blow your mind….nothing wrong with Pine, its wood and I use it all the time…

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#12 posted 1493 days ago

Wow you’re coming along very nicely we all had to start out with something this is very well done for a relative beginner.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#13 posted 1493 days ago


You are starting off great. Get a sharpening setup quick though. You will dull your tools very fast, and that can be dangerous… ANyway, sharp tools are a LOT more fun to use! I like watching the ribbons fly by so much I kind of lose track of where I am on the work piece… Ooops…

Your piece on the left, if the hollow in the top were a little deeper, it would look like a stand for a boiled egg… Very interesting looking stuff…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#14 posted 1493 days ago

As Div said ” That’s beyond practise level….” . You can repeat it with better timber and finish. From now on you will feel the woodturning addiction. Triple A.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#15 posted 1492 days ago

Lovely work Cher. If this is practice, I can only imagine what you would do if you were serious :)

Thank you for sharing your progress,


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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