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My first piece with my lathe

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Project by Diggerjacks posted 04-29-2011 07:31 PM 1157 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello

This afternoon I try to use my lathe and I have made a piece but please don’t tell me : “What is it ?”

Because I don’t know It’s art !!!!!!!

It was the first time I use the lathe and I have a lot of pleasure to work with it
Comments welcome and perhaps someone can tell waht is this piece ….......

Thanks for looking

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit





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hairy

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#1 posted 04-29-2011 07:50 PM

There’s no going back now. Fun, isn’t it?

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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DanEGood

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#2 posted 04-29-2011 07:54 PM

Looks like the Queen on a chess board. Now all you need to do is to turn the other 31 pieces and make a chessboard. LOL. But seriously, it is addictive. We had to buy another lathe because my gorlfriend & I were vying for time on the first one.

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 04-29-2011 07:55 PM

Thats you hooked :)

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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cranesgonewild

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#4 posted 04-29-2011 08:00 PM

That’s how it all starts, with a “Whatchamacallit”.
It can be very addicting.
I just posted my first turning last week.
I’m not the new guy anymore. yaaaaa :)

-- I'm a Fungi --

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Bricofleur

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#5 posted 04-29-2011 08:27 PM

Great start Jack. Well done. If you’re ready for a challenge, make another, identical. The lathe is the tool I like the most to work with. Yes, addictive and great to be creative! Que dirais-tu de “bidule” comme nom de ce projet? (rires)

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Cozmo35

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#6 posted 04-29-2011 08:55 PM

Possibly the beginnings of a pepper grinder?

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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nobuckle

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#7 posted 04-30-2011 02:46 AM

It doesn’t matter what it is or what it isn’t. You made it and that’s cool. Keep on going.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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lanwater

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#8 posted 04-30-2011 07:56 AM

It’s …your first turned piece. congratulation!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Occie gilliam

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#9 posted 04-30-2011 08:02 AM

yes nice, keep them coming jack
Occie

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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mafe

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#10 posted 04-30-2011 01:33 PM

It’s…
You can use it as…
It might be…
Ok I give up!
It’s just a wonderful experience, and don’t need to be more.
Thank you for sharing that joy with us.
The best of my thoughts,
Mads

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

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christopheralan

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#11 posted 04-30-2011 06:57 PM

Welcome to the dark side…

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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Diggerjacks

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#12 posted 04-30-2011 07:36 PM

Hello

To all Thanks a lot for the congratulations

This afternoon I make another piece with my lathe : a support for ear rings but It will be a jester on a chess board as suggest by DanEGood

I love wood turning, a very good experience and now I’m watching the site on the net to be better in this work

If you have links I will be happy to see them

Thanks a lot for comments

Have a nice day

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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MasterSergeant

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#13 posted 05-01-2011 01:32 AM

The ultimate in instant gratification, that’s what the lathe is.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Leonard5

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#14 posted 06-23-2011 04:09 AM

Cut the top off so you have a piece that looks like a top to a box. The bottom part drill a hole in it. Put the top in the lathe and turn it so you can make a small ridge on the bottom of it and make it the size that will fit into the hole that is in the bottom piece. A nice box. Just don’t drill the hole all the way through the bottom piece.

-- Leonard H.

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Leonard5

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#15 posted 06-23-2011 04:23 AM

Here’s a guy to go watch using a lathe on You Tube. He’s really good and you’ll learn a lot and be turning masterpieces in know time.
haydenHD His name is Carl and he’s really good about answering questions. Look through his projects and you’ll find answers to a lot of questions.
Leonard

-- Leonard H.

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