First Turnings

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Project by MickeyD posted 1402 days ago 1138 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have tried my hand at turning. I hope to become more comfortable over the lathe as time goes on. Kindlingmaker glued up several different woods for me. They were all scrap wood. There is padauk, redwood and poplar. The bottle stopper was turned from a poplar dowel. I used tung oil as a finish except for the bottle stopper which just has a wax finish. I used a wire to burn the lines in the two poplar bowls. I had fun turning, but I must confess I had apprehension when I had to go deep inside the tall bowl. Using scrap wood takes away the concern of wasting expensive wood, but you still want something nice to show for your effort.
Thanks for looking.

-- -Willing to try

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#1 posted 1402 days ago

Looking good. Now you just something to catch all that dust.

-- Marc - Tucson, AZ

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#2 posted 1402 days ago

I can’t pick a favorite, they’re all good.

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

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#3 posted 1402 days ago


You are doing great. The only way to get good at turning wood is to turn wood.

Nice work.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 1402 days ago

Mickey,I’m amazed, first turnings!
I was almost proud of my mallet, now I’m all pale!
Congratulation, you are relly good.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 1402 days ago

Really great first turnings. I expect total addiction will follow shortly.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#6 posted 1401 days ago

great turning for your first time turning is like everything else we do the more you turn the better you get and there is always new things to learn just keep on making shavings and having fun

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#7 posted 1400 days ago

The redwood one is my favorite!

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

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