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Project by Brett posted 11-15-2011 04:06 AM 933 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m having a ton of fun with my new lathe. I NEVER thought that I would like turning so much. I can’t get enough of it.

Here are some spinning tops out of maple and laurel. A couple of small bowls from english walnut (really light in color) and a box from sapele.

Thanks for looking.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 11-15-2011 04:08 AM

Wonderful work…..great job!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#2 posted 11-15-2011 04:40 AM

Great collection and a great way to practice.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 11-15-2011 06:27 AM

Looken good. keep up the good job.

-- Dave -

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#4 posted 11-15-2011 11:27 AM

I like the spinning tops. Keep up the great work.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 11-15-2011 11:34 PM

Well done Brett, our Guild has an ongoing project making tops for the “Kids Can” charity, these are the kids fighting Cancer, we have a range of toys we make as a group & pass on, the kids love them, little Mice & French knitting bobins for the little girls, plus many more litte piecesof fun. :))

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

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#6 posted 11-15-2011 11:46 PM

Thanks fellas!

Turning is turning out to be really addicting. It’s filling the need for some small, quick projects.

I have completed more projects on the lathe in the past 2-3 weeks than I have in the shop in the past couple of years! I tend to bite off a bit more than I can chew and then lose interest because not much progress takes place with only a couple of hours in the shop a week. Now I can do some small projects start to finish in just a couple of hours on the lathe. Imagine when I get good, I should be able to turn out a boat load of “things” in that amount of time.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#7 posted 11-16-2011 02:28 AM

Nice job on the turnings. Happy turning.

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