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Project by unrested001 posted 02-08-2012 02:53 AM 1541 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first turning on my first lathe.

-- I make lots of dust, everything else is just a byproduct of the dust making process!...Frank,NJ

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#1 posted 02-08-2012 03:03 AM

Good stuff Frank. Whatcha gonna put in it?

-- Jimmy, Austin, TX - Software developer by day, woodworker by night

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#2 posted 02-08-2012 03:06 AM

It looks like it will hold a fair amount of “New Experiences”!!

Great job. Cylindical & hollow, just what a container should be.

Congrats on a job well done & done well!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 02-08-2012 03:23 AM

If repitition is the best teacher…....just imagine! Good job!

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#4 posted 02-08-2012 03:26 AM

Nice work! Now do another.


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#5 posted 02-08-2012 03:28 AM

You have set the bar high Frank. Nice job!!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#6 posted 02-08-2012 03:32 AM

Great first job! You’ll be making your own lathe tools and making lots of shavings before you know it. These lathes are addicting. Hey, what kind of wood is that? The grain looks very nice for this kind of box. I hope to turn a few boxes like yours, too. Great job. Keep up the good work.

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#7 posted 02-08-2012 03:34 AM

Nice job looks great.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 02-08-2012 06:33 AM

Welcome Frank to LJ’s, I am sure all will make you at home.
A nice seed you have planted & we wait to see how it grows from here.
well done :)

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

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#9 posted 02-08-2012 02:02 PM

Cool work. Great for a first attempt.

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#10 posted 02-08-2012 08:11 PM

Turned boxes have a charm all their own, and yours looks good. Hope to see more of them from you (and your new lathe).

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#11 posted 02-08-2012 09:51 PM

Good looking box. Hope to see more in the near future.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#12 posted 02-08-2012 10:06 PM

Looks Great and it’s a great way to start. Keep it up.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#13 posted 02-09-2012 01:57 AM

Nice job….be careful turning is addictive.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#14 posted 02-09-2012 02:38 AM

Really nice, especially for the first project, I don’t know how I did it but my first lathe project was more square than round. Your off to a great start can’t wait to see the next project.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#15 posted 02-09-2012 05:38 PM

Beautiful! Nice work Frank.

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