Asked for an 8 Ball and got an Onion

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My brother was in town this weekend and had his ‘92 Bronco over…......He requested an 8 ball shifter for his truck, but my turning skills are pretty limited so he ended up with an onion….......

Cut from a Maple log and finished with the Beall wood buff – so basically Carnuba wax finish…..

He likes it anyways…........

Thanks for looking.


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#1 posted 1136 days ago

Sweet. What fun. Looks really great from here. Better than some old 8-ball.

And my my, that is a clean Bronco. I have not seen one of those in a long time.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 1136 days ago

I think that if you peel back the layers of the onion you will find the 8 ball.
Nice maple and finish

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#3 posted 1136 days ago

More like a miniature water tower. Lol. Hey if he likes it ya did good!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 1136 days ago

Hey Steve – the truck is pristine – I think it’s an old forestry truck from out west some where. His other truck is a beautiful (like a 78 or so?) F250 – all restored with a built 460 in it (like 450 HP or something…). Really fun to tool around in.

Thanks for all the comments…..........


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#5 posted 1136 days ago

I was gonna say, it looks great regardless.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#6 posted 1136 days ago

I think it looks good . . . especially the bear’s face that you have not mentioned.
He just needs his left eye.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 1136 days ago

Druid – now that you point it out …......

Also, nice turning Jeff.

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

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#8 posted 1136 days ago

Don’t you just love what comes out of a piece of timber.
Nice job Jeff

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

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#9 posted 1135 days ago

Jeff, I have the PSI knock off of the Beall system and love what it does. Here’s something to try (if you haven’t already). I use this system on my bowls, peppermill & bottle stoppers but I oil them first with Mahoney’s Utility Finish, let it dry for a while and then do the buffin’ thing. As you know, the oil makes the grain character of the piece (especally spalting) just pop. Nice job Jeff. Onion, eight ball, doesn’t matter as long as he can wrap his hand around something and shift.

Take care my friend


-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#10 posted 1135 days ago

Nice! Great turning!

-- christopheralan

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#11 posted 1135 days ago

Hey Druid – thansk for the Photoshop trick – pretty cool….......

Jim – I will defineately give the oil / buffing trick a try…...I know the buffer produces some amazing results. My brother just about fell off the chair after the 5 minute buffing…...the difference is amazing…

Appreciate all the comments!


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#12 posted 1135 days ago

Man that will be one fancy shifter. Very nice…

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#13 posted 910 days ago

this is awesome… the finish is outstanding

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

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#14 posted 583 days ago

That’s a pretty tasty looking onion!

-- There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

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#15 posted 583 days ago

Most a peal ing .

-- Custom furniture

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