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Project by hairy posted 06-06-2011 03:39 PM 2383 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.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#1 posted 06-06-2011 03:57 PM

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!


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#2 posted 06-06-2011 06:49 PM

they all look awesome to me. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 06-06-2011 09:14 PM

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

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

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#4 posted 06-07-2011 01:06 AM

Nice work!

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#5 posted 06-07-2011 04:15 AM

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

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#6 posted 06-07-2011 06:49 AM

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

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

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#7 posted 06-07-2011 03:14 PM

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

-- My reality check bounced...

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#8 posted 06-07-2011 09:13 PM

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.

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#9 posted 06-08-2011 03:24 PM

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

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#10 posted 06-08-2011 04:11 PM

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.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#11 posted 06-08-2011 06:59 PM

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

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#12 posted 06-08-2011 08:40 PM

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.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 06-19-2011 08:35 PM

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.

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#14 posted 06-19-2011 08:45 PM

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

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#15 posted 06-21-2011 08:14 AM

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.

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