Some turnings

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Project by ruddy posted 11-03-2011 08:48 AM 1370 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I mostly spend my time in the shed making either boxes or small furniture. That is my preference when working with wood. Sometimes if I find the right piece of wood I will attempt some turning.
Here are a couple of items I have recently completed. The vase is made from West Australian Sheoak and is a very simplistic design.
The Peppermill is a concept I have made a number of times for close friends and this one is for an Aussie mate who is married to a Canadian lady. It uses a standard Crushgrind mechanism however the insert in the cork has been modified to suit this design. The peppermill makes a unique gift as you can personalise the brand!
The bottle is made from Huon Pine and the cork is from Queen Ebony.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#1 posted 11-03-2011 10:20 AM

Great job mate. I like the designs.

-- Dave -

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#2 posted 11-03-2011 11:32 AM

A very nice days work, well done :)

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

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#3 posted 11-03-2011 05:23 PM

Very nice..both are very cool. How do you turn something flat, like the vase, on a lathe?

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#4 posted 11-04-2011 02:26 PM

Thanks for the comments.
gbear, the vase was just turned to something like a discus shape and then polished while still round.
Then, using the bandsaw I just cut of about 15% of the discus along the grain to get the flat bottom. Hope this helps.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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