Dolly & Dolly Gone Wrong

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Project by Grumpy posted 03-14-2018 12:06 AM 885 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw these on a website, I think it was ‘Pinterest’ & decided to have a go turning them up.
Fairly simple turnings out of 60X60mm blocks. I glued 3X20mm blocks & zipped them up with cable ties, great for clamping & re-usable.

I cut the corners off to avoid chipout on the lathe. You learn that from experience.

The Dolly’s were easy to make!

But If you cut the dress upside down in a slack moment in concentration you stuff it up.
But there is always an alternative.
You end up with something like this!,

Finished with wipe on ploy.
Unfortunately gave a few away and forgot to take photos.

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

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#1 posted 03-14-2018 12:15 AM

They are pretty.

Only 1 will hold a liquid refreshment though!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 03-14-2018 12:30 AM

Very true Ralbuck buy only a sip.

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

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#3 posted 03-14-2018 01:15 AM

Nice looking project Grumpy, make great presents.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 03-14-2018 02:15 AM

Nice work, Tony!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 03-14-2018 03:25 AM

Thanks Bob, thanks Jim.

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

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#6 posted 03-14-2018 04:58 AM

Nice Job Grumpy. These are pretty cool.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#7 posted 03-14-2018 05:04 AM

Lovely ladies. This is worth giving a go at. Nice work Tony.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 03-14-2018 09:23 AM

Clever turning Tony, looks good sir.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#9 posted 03-14-2018 01:08 PM

Love the ladies Tony! I never thought of using zip ties! Cool!

The 2nd photo makes me think that it would make a nice egg holder!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 03-14-2018 02:02 PM

Those are great looking, keep turning!

-- CurleyJoe, "Convenience to your Jigs, determines their usefulness"

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#11 posted 03-14-2018 03:12 PM

zit ties are an interesting way to do a glue up. cool looking group.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 03-14-2018 05:16 PM

Thanks for posting these. I always learn something from your posts and there are the Timbers from Oz to look at too. Cheers!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 03-14-2018 07:59 PM

Those are very nice. And glad to hear I’m not the only one with lapses in concentration. But I think you missed a golden opportunity to have one of the ladies set on top of the heating vent ala Marilyn Monroe style.

-- Ted

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#14 posted 03-14-2018 08:10 PM

Lovely little group, I can see these selling well at a local craft fair, well done Grump’s :)



-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#15 posted 03-14-2018 08:30 PM

These are delightful turnings. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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