Two Snowmen and a Tree Turnings

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Project by Mosquito posted 12-07-2017 04:35 AM 658 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was yet more lathe practice. The two snowmen and the tree are turned out of maple (different stock, hence different colors). The hats are both made out of padauk, and the base is curly maple, with blue trans tint dye in shellac. Everything was finished with shellac. The tree is a solid piece, including the star on top.

I will likely end up adding scarves made out of ribbon to the snowmen, or something. Not quite sure yet on that part. Mug is for scale, but the tree is about 6” tall.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#1 posted 12-07-2017 05:40 AM

Mos, those are just plain delightful.

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#2 posted 12-07-2017 07:45 AM

Just beautiful and simple idea for christmas gifts and decoration.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-07-2017 12:14 PM

Very nice Mos.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#4 posted 12-07-2017 01:05 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#5 posted 12-07-2017 02:30 PM

They are great. I really like the big hat one. He’s cool.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 12-07-2017 03:03 PM

beautiful turnings. How did you finish the padauk without staining the maple?

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#7 posted 12-07-2017 03:40 PM

Nice job!

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#8 posted 12-07-2017 03:48 PM

These ornaments are so beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#9 posted 12-07-2017 04:08 PM

Excellent. I dig them Mos. Well done man.

-- ~Tony

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#10 posted 12-07-2017 04:32 PM

Thanks guys!

How did you finish the padauk without staining the maple?

- johnstoneb

Separately. The hats were turned separately with a 1/2” tenon, and I drilled a 1/2” hole in the top of each snowman. Then finished both, before gluing them together

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#11 posted 12-07-2017 05:57 PM

Very nice Mos’. Looks like somebody’s having a good time getting to know their lathe ;-) It’s an addiction, be careful!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#12 posted 12-07-2017 05:59 PM

It definitely is Kenny, that’s for sure lol And a much easier addiction to feed with an electric motor driven lathe lol Next step will probably be getting a lathe that can use chucks…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#13 posted 12-07-2017 11:02 PM

good job Mos … and with a treadle lathe yet!!

Lathes are addictive!!

-- Putty

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#14 posted 12-08-2017 03:59 AM

Thanks Putty, but none of these were turned on the treadle lathe… that’s probably for ‘special occasions’ now…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#15 posted 12-08-2017 02:20 PM

Cute little guys, Mos. Nice work!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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