First solo turning

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Project by CANDL posted 964 days ago 739 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well folks this is the first post of a project from the “L” of CandL.

My wife has decided to dabble in wood turning. She was bitten by the bug after turning a Christmas tree ornament at Woodcraft. It has been a bit of a struggle as the old Shopsmith and tools were brought back to life… still learning how to sharpen lathe chisels. ( I have the Worksharp 3000 with the Tormec jig … may write a review of that latter)

The piece is one inch Black Walnut and Maple laminated up and turned on a faceplate. About 4 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter.

Anyways, just wanted to brag on about my wife.


And we get along well in our shop

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#1 posted 964 days ago

Great looking turning especially for your first turning.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 964 days ago

Awesome job !!! Great first turning !! What did you use as a finish ?

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#3 posted 964 days ago

Actually, I have not put a finish on it yet. What you see is just from the sanding. I used 60/100/220 to get the ‘luster’ on it. I am thinking that I will just use a paste wax on it .. but I am not sure, any suggestions would be most welcome!

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#4 posted 964 days ago

great turning.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 795 days ago

That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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#6 posted 582 days ago

I too am using a work sharp 3000 to sharpen my lathe chisles and its good for some stuff and im strugginling with others. like my skew and I have the jig for it, as well as the small spindal gouges. but scrapers are easy and there my favorite tool too so that works out, parting tools are also very hard to sharpen with it its somewhat inconsistent as well. id love to hear you goods and bads as well mabye some of you tecniques. Im using the tormek jigs and there rather price but seem to work somewhat well.

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#7 posted 582 days ago

Don’t want to ask what it is.
It’s better than my first turning.
Keep at it.
So much fun.

-- Quicksilver

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