Door stop turned on a "dam" lathe

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Project by gpastor posted 1161 days ago 2646 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Dad had this log in his house as a door stop. He had picked it out of lake in Canada. It was truning at the top of a dam for same time. It looks like a piece of fire wood, he did have one that was almost a perfect sphere. A new spin on green turning LOL

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#1 posted 1161 days ago

That’s pretty wild! I’d love to find something like that : )

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#2 posted 1161 days ago

You can find stones formed the same way in rock pools in rapidly moving streams.

Very cool.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#4 posted 1161 days ago

cool lathe work :-)


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#5 posted 1161 days ago

Dam logs.

-- Mel,

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#6 posted 1161 days ago

Nature are so amazing.
Best thoughts,

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

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#7 posted 1161 days ago

Thanks for sharing!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#8 posted 1161 days ago

I’ll be dam…Vwery nice..

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#9 posted 1161 days ago

Mother earth has great technique!

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#10 posted 1161 days ago

Rapidly (or not so) flowing water on a small stone where it more or less stays in place and spins is a way cool method for making small spheres (marbles!).

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#11 posted 1161 days ago

Are you considering finishing it.

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#12 posted 1161 days ago

Finishing???? don’t know… needs a natural finish, maybe moss?

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#13 posted 1161 days ago

So don’t worry if your taking a long time to finish a turning project. It took Mother Nature YEARS to do this one.

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#14 posted 1160 days ago

I wouldn’t put a finish on this, it will look like it was turned, leave it natural

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