Wood Turned Fire Hydrants

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Project by NightOwl posted 1438 days ago 1866 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over this weekend I had a great opportunity to work in the wood shop with my cousin who is a Florida Fire Fighter. We got to playing around with different things on the lathe when he asked, “Do you think it would be possible to make a fire hydrant?” It never occurred to me before but after a few minutes of thought the wood shavings began flying.

The smaller one stands about 3.5” tall and I didn’t measure the taller one. The two woods are Yellow Heart and Purple Heart. Both fire hydrants were done completely on the lathe.

Overall, something a little different than the normal wood turning I’m use to creating in the shop.

-- Bill

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#1 posted 1438 days ago

I like them.They are very authentic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 1438 days ago

Very Nice job! Are you trying to confuse the dogs in the neighborhood? :) LOL

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#3 posted 1438 days ago

I like it! Great gift idea for the firefighter in your life.

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#4 posted 1438 days ago

Wonderful project! I love it when some one comes up with something “different” These are great!

Keep it up.


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

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#5 posted 1438 days ago

Nice work and creative! Just the right size for a small chihuahua! ;)
Please tell your cousin thanks for his service to the community.

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#6 posted 1438 days ago

Smoking great project :)

-- 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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#7 posted 1438 days ago

Cute, and nicely done. What finish did you use?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#8 posted 1438 days ago

Good .

-- Rev 22:21

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#9 posted 1377 days ago

These rock

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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