Whimsical Woodturning: Giant Chill Pill

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Project by Barrett posted 03-13-2011 08:42 PM 2262 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A fun little project from scrap wood around the shop. Got the idea to make a Giant Chill Pill. Turned into the basic shape between centers, mounted in a 4 jaw chuck and then parted off. Once the project was sanded it was painted with cheap dollar store acrylic paints.

Made the perfect joke when handed to my wife with the phrase, “Babe, just take a chill pill.”

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Rob W Jr

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#1 posted 03-14-2011 03:50 PM

How did your wife respond?

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Walt M.

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#2 posted 03-14-2011 04:04 PM

Very cool

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#3 posted 03-15-2011 01:00 PM

I can see this as a big money maker – great little gift for friends :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 03-16-2011 06:04 AM

She just laughed and then gave me a scolding look as she saw the pile of saw dust that I tracked into the house. She likes to say that she lives with a termite because there’s always little piles of wood shavings and saw dust all over the house.

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 06:00 PM

I like this idea! You could add weights to one end to make into a weeble-like pill—it would wobble but it wouldn’t fall down.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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