1071 Days Later

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Project by clieb91 posted 03-07-2011 02:47 AM 2823 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok so according the the LumberJocks counter it has been 1071 days since I posted my blog about acquiring a lathe. In that blog I posted that I could not wait to post a project made on it. Well it seems I could wait quite a while. However, I finally made something that could sit out in the open (I have been doing some other playing around the past week or so).

I present my first turned project on my own lathe. The wife and my daughter both like it enough that I will be leaving it upstairs somewhere.This is made from Beech (Fagus sylvatica).. one of the few trees I remember the correct latin name for from my classes. I have more and will plan to use it in the future. I am pretty excited about getting my lathe set up and looking forward to using it and posting more projects in the future. I sat this afternoon and watched one of the Richard Raffan videos I got from the library and some things I have been pondering started to make some sense. Hopefully I can put that information to some good use soon.

Thanks for looking.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 03:11 AM

There you go!

I like it! What’s next?

-- Randy, SoCal

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#2 posted 03-07-2011 03:25 AM

Alright! Now you need to step it up and really start… turning out them projects. Look forward to seeing more!


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#3 posted 03-07-2011 03:27 AM

No sense rushing things. LOL

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 03-07-2011 03:37 AM

That’s pretty funny, I got my lathe about two months ago and I haven’t made any projects not on it since.

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#5 posted 03-07-2011 03:41 AM

Well that didn’t take that long did it. PROCRASTINATORS UNITE!....tomorrow

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#6 posted 03-07-2011 03:46 AM

No matter what you started with, at least you started. Keep on turning.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 03-07-2011 04:12 AM

I just set my Diary for about 3 years to check out the next works, ( : ))) )
Now come on you can beat that yer!!!
That’s a pretty heafty piece of lathe by the looks, reckon it could work up a “steam” LOL

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

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#8 posted 03-07-2011 04:26 AM

Great jov and a fitting project for your first try. Something to see the light.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 03-07-2011 04:31 AM

LOL.. Thanks for the comments everyone. I certainly do not plan to wait nearly as long for my next project. Plan to become as familiar as possible with this lathe on the next few months. The wife to has some plans to try out some pens and maybe something else. More to come.

and in the words of an old commercial.. “and thank you for your support”.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#10 posted 03-07-2011 04:53 AM

if it took 1071 days to turn that, you may want to sharpen your tools…

candle holders are fun to make and people seem to always like them. Enjoy

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#11 posted 03-07-2011 09:36 AM

:-) its deffently more effective to use a nailgun as I can see …... LOL
but I like your idea about how to make a painterpyramide :-)

thank´s for sharing , now you can speed up a little so the next project only takes 535 day´s

take care

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#12 posted 03-07-2011 09:51 PM

The obsession begins.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 03-10-2011 07:08 PM

Well I bought the same lathe maybe 7 months ago, I have just changed homes and have not set it up yet!!!

My problem is, I bought it played with it for a few minutes, than didn’t bother with it anymore. Other projects

always seem to take up my time, and very few (none) have incorperated turnings (yet). Nice candle holder,

My wife loves the candle scent thing, I guess I should be making a few of those!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#14 posted 04-28-2012 06:15 AM


It took me 2 months just to get a haircut….....

I have the same lathe, mine has the same hash marks on the spindle nut. Do you suppose our machines were assembled by same galoot?

About a year ago, I salvaged the variable speed motor from treadmill. I really like the it. Still have the three step pulleys + the v/s and reverse.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#15 posted 04-29-2012 12:49 PM

Whitewulf, that is an awesome idea with the treadmill motor. Certainly going to keep it in mind for a future upgrade. I love this Lathe and have been having plenty of fun learning the various things I can do with it.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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