A few more things

  • Advertise with us
Project by hairy posted 1174 days ago 1661 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First up is a mahogany foot roller massager kinda thing. 2” x 8 and 1/2” with a faux patina

A bloodwood scratch awl. I hope that’s not an omen.

A penguin looking hollow form.

Walnut bowl.

2 multi axis spindle turnings. They are my first attempts at sculptural turning. Everybody has to start somewhere, here’s mine.

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

16 comments so far

View BarbS's profile


2433 posts in 2713 days

#1 posted 1174 days ago

Wow, carved and patina’ed (sp?) Love the foot roller/massager. The spindle sculptures are great for a first attempt. Lots of possibilities there! And your walnut bowl has lots of character. Nice scratch awl. Great projects all around!


View Roger's profile


14318 posts in 1431 days

#2 posted 1174 days ago

they all look awesome to me. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

View mcoyfrog's profile


3036 posts in 2222 days

#3 posted 1173 days ago

Love the foot roller going have to make one of those…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13337 posts in 2300 days

#4 posted 1173 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View peteg's profile


2857 posts in 1450 days

#5 posted 1173 days ago

You’re a man of “versatility” Hairy.
Love your roller you got it to look about 200 years old,
is that a set of “him & her” with your of set ?
You have been a busy boy, very well done greta job on all :))

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

View Homer J. Woodworker's profile

Homer J. Woodworker

46 posts in 1308 days

#6 posted 1173 days ago

A penguin looking vase…looks splendid! (as they all do) What kind of is is it?

-- -"Trying is the first step towards failure!"

View hairy's profile


2006 posts in 2159 days

#7 posted 1173 days ago

Thank you all!
The penguin pot is American black walnut.

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

View murch's profile


1136 posts in 1252 days

#8 posted 1172 days ago

Nice work Hairy. There is a great looking shine off that walnut bowl.

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

View JonJ's profile


163 posts in 2467 days

#9 posted 1172 days ago

Wow, how’d you do the patina on the foot roller? I try to get a similar look on some of my projects by using dyes, lacquer, then mahogany stain applied in areas where the buildup would be, then buffing the whole thing to get it to look like it has been polished on for years and years…

-- Jon

View hairy's profile


2006 posts in 2159 days

#10 posted 1172 days ago

I used the same finish on this, with one more step. The last part is a gel stain, General Finishes – Java.

That turning on the right , in the last 2 pictures, is the gel stain only on black walnut. I’m liking that look.

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

View JonJ's profile


163 posts in 2467 days

#11 posted 1172 days ago

Thank you so much for letting me know how you did that…I’ll give it a try. Here is a picture of one project I did the patina on. It’s kind of hard to see the areas in the shadows, but it kinda gives you the idea.

I love your work by the way!

-- Jon

View helluvawreck's profile


15582 posts in 1494 days

#12 posted 1171 days ago

This is a real nice batch of turnings, Hairy. Quite a variety and good work. You know, I haven’t taken up turning other than an occasional spindle or handle that I might need. I really feel like I’m missing something. Maybe I will someday.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View mtnwild's profile


3474 posts in 2154 days

#13 posted 1160 days ago

Nice going Hairy! That’s putting in the shop time. Well worth it. Like that foot thingy….......

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

View SCOTSMAN's profile


5347 posts in 2212 days

#14 posted 1160 days ago

Well done hairy. Man that’s not easy to do .I admire your work always .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

View Cher's profile


934 posts in 1721 days

#15 posted 1159 days ago

Well done Hairy, for first attempts at sculptural turning, I wouldn’t have thought it was your first… I can just imagine the next lot at the rate you’re going. The grain on the penguin looking hollow form and bowl is lovely, the foot roller massager is a good one, the handle on the scratch awl came out good too.

Thanks for sharing your wood turnings Hairy.

-- When you know better you do better.

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase