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Project by hairy posted 1379 days ago 1635 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, it’s not completed. But, it will be in a few hours. I still need to cut it off, and finish the end.

It’s not just another pretty face, this is fully functional. It is contoured to go around my leg . It performs very well.

Right now, I’m having fun making hexagonal handles. I know, I need to expand my horizons.

This is a multi axis turning, then bandsaw the spoon end to rough shape. After that it was a 1/4” gouge to shape the bowl, and a 1/2” chisel to get it to final shape. I followed that up with files and sandpaper.

This could have been a spoon, or other kitchen implement, or a backscratcher.The timing is right for a shoe horn.

I started with a blank of walnut, 28” long x 2” square. Olympic antique oil finish.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...





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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 1379 days ago

Complex work, Hairy, but worth it. I never even got the hang of single axis turning and I’m not fantastic on the band saw either so much admiration for the skill involved. Looks good too.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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BarbS

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#2 posted 1379 days ago

That’s …...... amazing! Nice work, Hairy.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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MayflowerDescendant

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#3 posted 1379 days ago

Wow! That’s really cool. Good job! Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Eric_S

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#4 posted 1379 days ago

That is a great looking functional piece Hairy. I may have to make one for my wife’s grandma. She could really use one of this length.

How exactly do you do a multi-axis turning? I didn’t even know you could.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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cwdance1

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#5 posted 1379 days ago

Very nice, great job.

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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 1379 days ago

Is your name harry? hairy I don’t mean hairy harry !just Harry! hairy er just harry. If you know what I mean hairy.Your confusing me now Hairy.So anyway well done with the shoe thingummy Hairy or is it harry I would like to know if this is a misprint or a misconception Hairy of harry I know a dirty harry but you are too clean to be him, very spotless workshop that’s how I know keep happy Hairy.Alistair unhairy Hosie.well I have a little

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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hairy

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#7 posted 1379 days ago

Eric, multi axis is turning off center. Like this

It can get crazy!

Alistair, its hairy like Cousin Itt, not like Harry Potter.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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Eric_S

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#8 posted 1379 days ago

Thank you for the pic. I’ll have to find a video of this as it looks scary and I’m not sure if what I’m thinking is correct. So you work on one section of it and the other area just flaps around like crazy?

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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hairy

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#9 posted 1379 days ago

Try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWQuLi7LDaM

All his videos are very good.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 1379 days ago

that is one huge shoe horn for that little shoe you made!

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 1379 days ago

You are expanding them nicely :-)) great job.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Roger

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#12 posted 1378 days ago

Nice! I think it would make a great “attitude-adjustment tool”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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HamTurns

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#13 posted 1375 days ago

Nice work Hairy and I like the bed cover you came up with. I’m now using that same cover idea, but with a piece of sheet metal.

Keep up the good work.

-- Happily turning on my Robust S16LB "There is no failure except in no longer trying. "

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