First attempt at turning

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Project by gridlockd posted 12-23-2011 03:58 AM 1091 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at woodturning of any kind. I turned the pizza slicer and ice cream scoop for the wife, one from walnut, one from maple. the stoppers are 3 maple and one walnut for stocking stuffers for family. Finished with at least 3 coats of wipe on poly, 4 or 5 on most. I didn’t think sharp chisels would make that much difference considering the speed the wood is turning at, but boy was I wrong! after sharpening them, it made all the difference in the world! thanks for looking and any and all advice and comments are welcome.

as a side note, I have never been so frustrated with a tool as I was with the skew. wanted to pull my hair out after working with that thing! think I’m finally getting the hang of it though.


-- Gridlockd

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#1 posted 12-23-2011 04:14 AM

A great beginning nice work.

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#2 posted 12-23-2011 04:08 PM

Very nice 1st attempts..Might want to look into Easy Tools..less frustration. Merry Christmas !

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#3 posted 12-24-2011 02:15 PM

Nice job! I turned 3 of those pizza cutters the other day for Xmas presents, pretty fun to do. Couldn’t get over just how BIG they are though. Welcome to turning, be careful, it gets addictive. It also can be very frustrating for a while (and even at times long after you’ve grown comfortable with it) due to all the problems that can occur. In the end though, it’s worth it.

-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana

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