Just messing around on the wood lathe.....

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Project by Hacksaw007 posted 07-17-2010 05:46 AM 6536 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just been messing around on the lathe lately. Still making hair sticks, but trying to push myself into harder pieces. These three here are all out of a previous wood gloat where a friend gave me some very nice Rosewood. This wood turns very well and I like it. Only one of these hair sticks are finished and that is the one with the Paduk (red) orb at the top, the white one is Holly wood, and I really like turning this wood. Very hard and very white, almost doesn’t look like wood when sanded, and the last one with a Red, White and Blue orb of laminated wood. Look at the color difference between the finished one and the two not finished. Quite a color difference, even though they are off of the same piece of wood. I was suprised with how the Rosewood darken up like chocolate. Very smooth also.

Had a large slab of old walnut in at work for us to make a gun stock with and this piece was left over, so I turned another billy club. 16 inches long, with gold paint beads on the hand grip. I could not get the camera to show the curly grain in this wood, but it is there. The balance is here also, would hate to get hit with this one.

The last project is of French Door Stops that I made after seeing them from a project that SteveL did. He gets a thanks for his design of French Doorstops at You lathe them as one piece, around 12 1/2 inches long, and 2 inches square. Fun to do after I worked out what the size should have been…..

It’s getting so big here on LJ’s that our projects only stay on for a day or less. But that is ok you get to see more that way. Thanks for looking and keep looking up, God Bless.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#1 posted 07-17-2010 09:15 AM

That is some awesome ‘messing around’. Your projects are very good.

Thanks for sharing.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#2 posted 07-17-2010 10:35 AM

Nice hair sticks. What are the measurments on the sticks. My wife has long hair, she might like one.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 07-17-2010 12:38 PM

They are really beautiful. Rosewood is one of my favorite woods. It is so beautiful. I love the rich, dark color of the finished one. I am glad you are still making them and I hope you find a good market for them soon. They need to be seen and used. Great job!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 07-17-2010 02:55 PM

I love the billyclubs! Great design, great wood selection! Where do you sell your work?

-- christopheralan

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#5 posted 07-17-2010 05:13 PM

Great Projects!!

Do you have a steady rest for your spindle type projects?


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

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#6 posted 07-17-2010 08:11 PM

Nicely done projects! I like the unique designs wood combinations.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 07-17-2010 08:19 PM

nice job :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#8 posted 07-18-2010 12:10 AM

Now look what a mess you’ve made. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#9 posted 07-19-2010 05:42 AM

Another great group of turnings Mike. Love them all.

Keep it up.


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

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#10 posted 07-20-2010 02:26 AM

Very nice turnings for messing around & those door stops look fantastic.

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#11 posted 03-14-2012 05:14 AM

gotta have them doorstops…........

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#12 posted 03-14-2012 10:14 AM

Great job Hacksaw. I like the combo of the wood you used. I’ve tryed a few but didn’t have any results like your’s at all..

Again Great work!!

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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