Simple turning project

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Project by murch posted 05-01-2011 12:13 PM 1341 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a Sheppach lathe about 2 weeks ago and a set of marksman HSS chisels and gauges.
I have hardly had a chance to get near it yet due to home DIY projects that had to be finished. So the wife
said anyway and I had to agree with her as the dog-house gets lonely around 3 in the morning.

I did get to do this though. It’s a piece of beech, pulled from the log-pile on my brother-in-laws farm.
It’s about 5in sq and 1.5 in high. One coat of poly to finish but prob needs more.
Any thoughts on turning beech? It seems a lovely wood to use.

Best regards,

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#1 posted 05-01-2011 12:19 PM

Less is more!
Beautiful and simple.
Best thoughts,

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

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#2 posted 05-01-2011 03:05 PM

I like that!

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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#3 posted 05-01-2011 03:14 PM

I didn’t realize it had a natural bottom while looking at just for first photo. I agree, it’s beautiful in it’s simplicity. I think I’ll get off the computer and turn off my lathe, maybe after the Man U-Arsenal match.

-- Glen

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#4 posted 05-02-2011 02:04 AM

Recently had my first Beech in the shop and found it turned very well. Better go raid your brother – in – law’s wood pile for some more rather than let him burn it.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#5 posted 05-02-2011 02:33 AM

Cool piece I like the natural edge bottom, great job.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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