Walnut Bowl, and two new Hairsticks, Marking 1 year on Lumberjocks!

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Project by Hacksaw007 posted 09-02-2010 06:51 PM 1658 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first year on Lumberjocks! What can I say, met a lot of good woodworking people here, friendly helpful, people with racoons on their heads, you know the types….. I have learned alot, and want to learn a lot more. My goal is to visit some of the people here on Lumberjocks. Met a few selling wood to them but to visit their shops and them would be nice. Wish we have meeting somewhere close…..

To mark this day, I have to show a scrap wood walnut bowl that turned out better than I though it would. It looked kind of bad with lots of sap wood in it, and ever after it was turned kind of looked pale, low quality. But when I hit it with the first coat of conversion varnish, BAM! The dark dull wood got dark and the white sap wood got really white. I colored the two beads black and not a bad looking piece of free scrap wood from the old wood lathe!

Made a few more hairsticks, the first one is out of Yellowheart, and for the first time turning this wood, I really liked it. Turns nice, dust was ok, not like some exotics, nice yellow cast to the wood. Painted the bead black, 5 coats of conversion varnish later, and you can see what it turned out to be.

One picture of a Zebrawood hairstick, 6 beads on the top, with a hybrid tip, after turning and half sanding I took the spindle out of the lathe and sanded the bead flat on two sides facing each other, and then wire burned the lines again where the beads were. A nice look that is easy to hold on to.

Again, thanks for reading this and putting up with me for a year, looking forward to year number 2!

-- 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 09-02-2010 07:30 PM

Beautiful Bowl!! Really like the way you finished off the bottom.

Happy LJ Day.


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

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#2 posted 09-02-2010 08:33 PM

Good looking works. And congratulations on 1 year.


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#3 posted 09-02-2010 09:19 PM

Congrats on the 1 year! maybe you can take off the clothes pins now!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Mary Anne

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#4 posted 09-02-2010 09:26 PM

Happy first anniversary! Mine also just passed… seems like I just got here AND been here forever.

Great looking projects to mark the occasion. The raccoon approves. ;)

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#5 posted 09-02-2010 10:14 PM

Nice turnings and congrats on the one year.

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

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#6 posted 09-03-2010 12:38 AM

congratulation on your first year as a lumber jock just the first off many i hope .

nice bit of turning i like them .


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#7 posted 09-03-2010 01:26 AM

Happy Anniversary. Oh, really nice work, too! Ahhh, walnut – beautiful wood. You turn a nice bowl.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 09-03-2010 02:35 AM

Congratulations on your first year here! What a nice milestone and what a great place to share your incredible talent with others. The bowl is awesome! You really did a wonderful job with it. I also love all of your hair sticks and I enjoy seeing all the new ones.


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

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#9 posted 09-03-2010 03:04 PM

Very Nice turnings! Really look great.
Congrats on your one year!

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

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#10 posted 09-03-2010 06:53 PM

Happy anniversary and beautiful turnings.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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