a few lathe works

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Project by LarryN posted 02-08-2011 12:54 PM 1858 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Always wanted a lathe and was finally able to get one a couple of years ago, still have a lot to learn about turning. all of these started off as something else in my mind but after taking off too much here or there or an accidental gouge altered my original ideas a little.

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#1 posted 02-08-2011 04:39 PM

I never would have guessed they were boo-boos. They all look great t me. Thanks for sharing

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#2 posted 02-08-2011 05:03 PM

Nice stuff, Larry.

That’s the great thing about turning… when you mess up your original idea you can always turn it into something else!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 02-08-2011 05:13 PM

Looks real nice, Larry. I agree with Charlie. If i screw up a piece no one knows but me. They think it was suppose to be that way. I’ve been turning for a while and still learning. My problem is i don’t do it enough to get great at it. I jump around from the lathe to the Scrollsaw then making stuff for the boss.

-- Chris Ward

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#4 posted 02-08-2011 11:46 PM

thanks everyone, your right Charlie and its a good thing we can make it something else or my scrap pile would be huge hehehe. I’m still jumping around from one tool to the next Woodturner but at least now i have more time to spend at each, love working with the lathe but after some of the cutting boards I’v seen on here I think i might jump over to the table saw for a bit..

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#5 posted 02-09-2011 12:52 AM

Hi Larry, you have some nice pieces here, looks like you had fun in the making also, no such thing as “mistakes” as aturner they are just “design improvements” & “adjustments” :)

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

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#6 posted 02-09-2011 01:39 AM

hahahaha Pete I like your thinking !!!!!

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#7 posted 02-09-2011 02:26 AM

Gorgeous turnings. I love all the designs and finials, very unique.

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

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#8 posted 02-10-2011 05:23 AM

amazing turned pieces

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#9 posted 02-12-2011 12:32 AM

If these are the boo-boos we all need to see the keepers.

-- Dave Gale, Grover, NC

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