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Project by randomthing posted 12-27-2011 05:13 PM 898 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are made out of myrtle and one from cherry.

I barely got these finished Christmas morning for my best friend’s five kids (age 8-12) (the cherry one was for their mom). Unfortunately, two of the myrtle did not make it through the evening. While the highly figured wood looked really great, it is just a crack waiting to happen when kids smack them against each other, sit on them, step on them, etc.

I do not have a lathe, so I was winging it with bandsaw, my new PC disc/belt sander (yes, this project was an excuse to buy a new tool!) and hand tools.

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 12:53 AM

No lathe, wouldn’t have guessed that. Know that the kids were having a blast playing with them. Just tell them that their magic was so strong it broke their wands. Their siblings head had nothing to do with it.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 01:37 AM

wow no lathe, looks great to me. now i have to try to make some of my own.thanks for sharing….shinju

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 02:32 AM

Those are outstanding even though you don’t have a lathe . I have a student who used a drill press to turn small items and I’ve done it myself on a couple finials .

-- Custom furniture

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