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Project by Cher posted 11-16-2010 01:20 PM 1630 views 1 time favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Almost two weeks ago I was blessed to be able to go on a wood turning course.
My wood turning was becoming nerve racking, I had pieces of wood flying around my ears and whizzing past my face because I had used the tools incorrectly.
I was the only person on the course for the two days so I had a one on one. The course instructor, John Speedy was very patient and I am sure he would be able to wood turn with his eyes closed he was that good.
So with John’s guidance, I made a honey dipper then the lidded box then the goblet and finally the bowl.
Since the course I feel a lot safer around the lathe, this wont be the last course I do, I don’t have the patience or the time to struggle on my own teaching my self wood work.

-- When you know better you do better.





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 11-16-2010 01:37 PM

impressive.
What a wonderful range of projects – really giving you a good skill base to work with.

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

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ellen35

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#2 posted 11-16-2010 01:50 PM

Wow… you are getting to be quite the turner! What beautiful work, Cher!
Glad to see you are back at creative endeavors.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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SawdustJunky

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#3 posted 11-16-2010 01:57 PM

Looks good. Wood turning is my next “want to learn how” project. Maybe after the first of the year. We all pay for our education or lack of it, in one form or another. I do good to turn around these days, must less make something like you have. Great job, now go make some more sawdust.

Blessings to All,
SDJ

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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jeepturner

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#4 posted 11-16-2010 02:33 PM

I like all of them. I appreciate the turned box the most, because you did a nice job on fit, and the grain has little mismatch at the join.

-- Mel,

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 11-16-2010 02:41 PM

Cher, I think that is great and you must have learned a lot because those turnings look great. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#6 posted 11-16-2010 03:01 PM

Cher,

That must have been a great course, your projects look super. Well done

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Roger

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#7 posted 11-16-2010 03:11 PM

Exelent, excelent !

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

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Cher

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#8 posted 11-16-2010 03:24 PM

Thank you, having John all to myself did help with all the questions I had.

-- When you know better you do better.

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StevenAntonucci

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#9 posted 11-16-2010 03:42 PM

If you went from flying around the shop to that work, you got your money’s worth and more! Great eye for form!

-- Steven

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Cher

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#10 posted 11-16-2010 04:44 PM

Hi Mario, thank you, waar kryp jy weg? Long time no hear.

-- When you know better you do better.

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patron

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#11 posted 11-16-2010 04:52 PM

well two SA
friends in one place
what a treat

those turnings are wonderful cher
as stated
you have a good eye for beauty
and form

now you can teach me
all i can get round so far
is a circle
on the bandsaw

i like the box too
what is in it

some potion ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Cher

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#12 posted 11-16-2010 04:54 PM

SawdustJunky Education is never wasted. Mario the time and money was both well spent

-- When you know better you do better.

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Cher

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#13 posted 11-16-2010 05:00 PM

Hi David,

it is good to hear from Mario again

Yes David love potion ... lol

-- When you know better you do better.

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patron

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#14 posted 11-16-2010 05:03 PM

and it is applied
with the dipper

like smeared around

or drunken
from the cup

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Cher

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#15 posted 11-16-2010 05:06 PM

Mario I have been in and out of your province for the last 3 weeks

I hope you took some photos of Div and the family, I can believe they are wonderful people, they are in a good

environment.

-- When you know better you do better.

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