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Project by Porchfish posted 06-28-2011 05:53 PM 1486 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ben the Viking, this post is for you and it will hopefully help clear up the technique used to produce the last project “Forest Turning”.
With this new post , I turned a vessel in the middle of the board from only one side so it should be easy to see. I also filled the bolt holes I made to attach the “jig” to the faceplate with contrasting fill to make it clear for the viewer (sort of) as to how it is done. I have re-photographed this piece from all angles to give you a better view of the process that went into it.
Here I also have not identified the wood species leaving it for you to label. I think this one might be easier to identify because it is a LITTLE more common than the still unknown specie used in “Forest Turning” The bark on the sides might help put the finger on it. The reddish color is not from the finish (butcher’s wax)

Best guess so far for the last project (“Forest Turning”) has been by Mike as Goncalo Alves ?? but I don’t know if he is right or not…could well be… The only thing that confuses me is that the black wood is only in the ‘heart wood’ and the sapwood is the dull gold you saw. And of course “Moment hit the nail directly with his guess on the tool used in the technique !

respectfully submitted Don Schneider, Havana Fl. porchfish studio

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 06-28-2011 06:04 PM

Hey, you old coot… Goncalo Alves was MY guess. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Porchfish

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#2 posted 06-28-2011 07:11 PM

OOPS ! Porch fish screwed that one , Charlie M suggested Goncalo Alves, My Bad !! (Old fart , OK , but not Coot, please ?)

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 06-28-2011 07:23 PM

okay, okay… sorry. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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S4S

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#4 posted 06-28-2011 08:38 PM

I use to work for a guy who would do tricks with blasting caps during

lunch break. You are much much crazier than he was . I don’t know

if I would even stay in the shop while you were doing these , and I’m

pretty crazy myself . Whew ,.......rock on young dude !

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Bertha

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#5 posted 06-28-2011 08:40 PM

I’d want to be far away from the lathe when you’re making that. Maybe Gass will come up with some anti-arm-amputating-heliocoptering-lathe-board device;)

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

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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 06-28-2011 09:02 PM

I’m the old coot Charlie LOL and sometimes a fart as well. Dan well done buddy nice work.This is a dangerous thing to do you have as always done a great job once again so I say go immediately to the top of the class room. Alistair ps what is a coot anyway? seriously I never heard of one is it a bird?

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

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S4S

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#7 posted 06-28-2011 10:35 PM

” coot” I always understood it to mean, when i’ve heard the word used in contexts, that the word refers to someone who is ‘Addled ’ , ‘Touched ’ , P – Q – Lee – R , and the like , down here in TENNESSEE WILLIAMS land . It might be the name of a bird also , i do not know.

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Countrybay

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#8 posted 06-28-2011 11:11 PM

Japanese, Texas, or Florida Umbrella tree. Depending on where you live.

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BobTheFish

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#9 posted 06-29-2011 04:30 AM

My guess on the llast one was black mangrove. This one, not too much of a clue…

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Bluepine38

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#10 posted 06-29-2011 03:41 PM

Ok, guess I will have to expose my ignorance. Did you do this by attaching the board to the face plate
and turning the bump, then chucking the bump to turn the hollow, or did you use spacing blocks to
attach the bump to the face plate and turn the hollow that way. Either way, if you start with a real
slow rpm to balance it and move up the helicopter sound and terror curve should not be too bad.
Would you show a better picture and name of the machine you did this on? Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Jacob

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#11 posted 09-01-2011 07:48 PM

Looks like you laminated on a little block, chucked it and hollowed it and then flipped it, mounting the board and turned the bump?

I’m liking the riddle-like posts from ya Porchfish.

However, no clue as to the wood species =/

-- -Jacob Turetsky, Industrial Designer

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Porchfish

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#12 posted 09-02-2011 02:00 AM

laminated a big block on 36 ” piece then glued a 2nd 36”piece on top mounted the double propeller on my homemade jig w/4 6” 3/8 ” carriage bolts tuned the whole thing , then how did I make one cut on the bandsaw to laminate the 3 legged piece you see… it is Florida Chinaberry. called lots of other names in other parts of the country, but most common name is china berry, Melia Azedarach.

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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