Still making funnels

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Project by hairy posted 05-15-2011 12:58 AM 1959 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most woodturners don’t like talking about making funnels. I don’t get it, these are fun.

Catalpa 6” long x 4” spray lacquer The other is ash, 3 and 1/2” x 4 and 1/2 ”.

Yes, I get it, but they are fun to make and talk about.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#1 posted 05-15-2011 01:48 AM

Pretty cool!

I have not seen wooden funnels before. Great looking custom kitchen stuff. Good for all sorts of dry goods. Nice…..................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 05-15-2011 01:50 AM

I’ve had a few accidental funnels…but that’s cool!

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#3 posted 05-15-2011 02:16 AM

neat ! makes me want to make one too

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 05-15-2011 03:13 AM

What ever grabs you Man :))))
nice job & useful

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

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#5 posted 05-15-2011 04:26 AM

Looks good!

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#6 posted 05-15-2011 12:18 PM

Catalpa looks like a beautiful wood. Is it difficult to work? Thanks for sharing.


-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#7 posted 05-15-2011 02:42 PM


Catalpa is great, it cuts easy but sanding is tough. The light wood between the dark grain streaks is softer, and I can wind up with a wavy surface if I’m not careful. It is considered one of the more stable American hardwoods. I love it.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#8 posted 05-15-2011 10:00 PM

Nice job on the funnel and great grain pattern. I’ll bet it will come in handy.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 05-16-2011 11:06 AM

Hi Hairy, I’ve never heard of turning a funnel before, you have done a nice job on that one.

Thanks for sharing this unusual project Hairy.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#10 posted 05-16-2011 03:35 PM

Great Turning! How about a little blog about how it’s done?

-- Dennis, WV

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#11 posted 05-16-2011 03:41 PM

Added to the to-do list. Great project!

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#12 posted 05-16-2011 03:42 PM

Very nice. That workbench sure has some character!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 05-16-2011 07:29 PM

Hah! I’ve never seen a wooden funnel before, I like it, I like it enough I’m going to make one! :)

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#14 posted 05-16-2011 08:42 PM

I have a catalpa tree. I never even thought about it being a workable wood. It will be awhile on this one… I just got the worms finally this year.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#15 posted 05-16-2011 08:46 PM

Thanks for all the comments. I just did a blog on it.

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