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Showing off my FIRST (WOW!) EVER lathed ornament! *BG ok it’s simple but I had started with a 5 1/2” long by 2” piece of maple! Oh well. Learning is FUN! I really enjoyed taking the time to work with each tool. Setting up the lathe…now I understand how to use the 4 chuck. Ahh..so just have to see what more I can do.
Krum





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 2434 days ago

Good start Krum, nice design. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Grumpy

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#2 posted 2434 days ago

Now the world is your oyster. It’s a great feeling to finish your first turned piece.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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rikkor

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#3 posted 2434 days ago

Keep at it. It’s better than having fun.

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oscorner

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#4 posted 2434 days ago

Nice work, Krum. Did you have a picture or other plan to follow or was this something that you created as you turned?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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relic

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#5 posted 2433 days ago

Looks good, but you will need more for the your tree.

-- Andy Stark

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Cathy Krumrei

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#6 posted 2433 days ago

Thanks all! I did it on my own. I have a book that describe what each tool would do. I really didn’t know what it would look like. Once I had the shape then I used the parting tool to add more to it. Oh I am SURE I’ll be making lots more! And I can’t wait to do more.
Krum

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 2433 days ago

Krum the good news is that your first turning came out really nice – the bad news is that you will never again have a first turning. Your first turned out MUCH better than my first turning :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2433 days ago

well done. indeed!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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