A few turnings

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Project by Kindlingmaker posted 1459 days ago 1369 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

MickeyD and I picked up a used lathe, thanks to LumberJock Big_Bob. I have never used one before and so I started by cutting wrapped boards and fall offs and gluing them together for turning stock. Dang this lathe turning is addicting! …spooky too, in that a couple flew off the lathe with some nasty force!

Picture 2 – 5 ½” x 2” Redwood with Tung oil
Picture 3 – 10 ½” x 2” Alder with wipe on poly
Picture 4 – 5” x 2” Redwood with Tung oil
Picture 5 – 5 ¾” x 2 ¾” Alder with wipe on poly
Picture 6 – 3 ¼” x 5 ¾” Poplar, Black Walnut and Padauk with wipe on poly

PS Big-Bob you have created another woodworking vise for me!
Not a scrap of wood is safe from me! ; )

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#1 posted 1459 days ago

Beautifull turnings!I’m in learn-turning process so can’t wait to do something like that

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 1459 days ago

Nice stuff!
Great uses for salvaged wood.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#3 posted 1459 days ago

Wow, really like the goblet and bowl combo in the first picture!

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

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#4 posted 1459 days ago

Very nice. I like them all. How come your table saw isn’t all covered in rust like mine?

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 1459 days ago

Very nice turnings, turning is really addicting. It is a little scary also,you just need to learn to stand out of the line of fire both in front of and behind the lathe,especially when you first turn it on with a piece in a chuck, then your all good. have fun.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#6 posted 1459 days ago

Very nice Turnings! I don’t own a lathe but I used to use one in school, but that was so long ago I forgot how to use one. :)

Seeing all this great work on here I hope to get one soon. Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 1459 days ago

Great variety of shapes and colors.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#8 posted 1459 days ago

Really nice turnings and welcome to the disease.

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#9 posted 1459 days ago

Now you know why they call woodturning the addiction. Great job!
The prettiest thing about a tree is what you do with it after you cut it down. :)

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#10 posted 1459 days ago

Boy, are these nice! Great Job…

Thanks for Sharing,

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 1459 days ago

Fantastic group of turnings. Lots of great shapes and woods. Wonderful use of scraps.

Good luck on the addiction. haha

Keep it up.


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

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#12 posted 1458 days ago

Wow, all so beautiful. Nice job. Looks like you found yourself here.

-- RStadler

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#13 posted 1457 days ago

Really like all the color and turning you’ve done. Your work show your attention to detail. Thanks for showing and enjoy and stay safe…Blkcherry

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#14 posted 1454 days ago

The tablesaw doesn’t get rusty because Jed waxes it and we live in the desert. Any moisture in the air gets blown away in the wind :) I’m glad you finally posted the bowls. Now I can use them.

-- -Willing to try

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#15 posted 1454 days ago

But dear…!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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