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Turned from one piece (3” x 3” x 12”) of Tasmanian Rose Myrtle burr.
-- Phil, Near San Diego, CA
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#1 posted 06-28-2011 04:58 PM
-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH, http://thenickedfinger.wordpress.com/
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#2 posted 06-28-2011 06:56 PM
I wouldn’t even dare to turn the lathe on! Did this project require more than one attempt?
-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."
#3 posted 06-28-2011 07:16 PM
This is number 7 in the series (including two designed to be 6” tall) with no failures. One became slightly shorter when I broke it while packing it up for shipment. It has since been glued together and looks cute again.
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#4 posted 06-28-2011 07:21 PM
Very impressive! I once watched a demonstrator at a trade show make one with a 3/16” stem about 6” long with a 4” natural edge goblet. He started at the top and finished at the bottom never returning to the finished part. I still have not tried to do it myself!
Erwin, Jacksonville, FL
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL
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#5 posted 06-28-2011 08:16 PM
Clearly you have mastered the light touch!Did you use a steady rest for this?
-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.
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#6 posted 06-28-2011 08:41 PM
That stresses me out just looking at it. The chances of me fracturing the stem? 100%.
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog
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#7 posted 06-28-2011 08:44 PM
-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...
#8 posted 06-28-2011 08:56 PM
No steady rest although I did put a pad over the tailstock live center for support. Each one is done with less support than the previous one. I enjoy doing these occasionally. It’s good tool control practice.
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#9 posted 06-29-2011 04:28 AM
That’s totally incredible! Thanks for sharing.
-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.
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#10 posted 06-29-2011 12:07 PM
I would have thought you used a string type rest to steady…..
Very well done. Not an easy task to complete. Looks great.
At our club meeting one night, I saw a long stem goblet that walking past it would cause the bowl to sway in the breeze….. kind of cool.
Well done my friend.
-- Brian, Ontario Canada,
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