scrap turning

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Project by breadly posted 03-03-2012 10:38 PM 1214 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some bits of maple and walnut. Glued up and then super-glued to a piece of pine screwed to my face plate. Don’t have a proper chuck. finished with orange-oil and beeswax. Good practice for me as I’m still fairly new to turning.

of course, I damaged it a bit parting it off (i always do) but I thought it looked OK nonetheless.

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Rob Macdonald

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#1 posted 03-04-2012 01:13 AM

I wish I had scrap like that


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#2 posted 03-04-2012 01:12 PM

Nice turning. I carve gunstocks and have a lot of scrap pieces left over… So after work, my recreation is to use those scraps to make things on my lathe! I had a faceplate and a screw chuck and used those to make bowls for a while, but I wanted a chuck to make things simpler. I bought the cheepest one I could find. At the time I bought mine it was $44 at Grizzly. It takes two levers to open and close it, otherwise it works just like the $100 and up chucks. The Delta midi lathe I own takes a 1”x 8 threads/in. and the big Grizzly lathe I bought on Craigs List a few weeks ago is threaded 1” x 12 threads/in…. It will spin a bigger bowl so I can use the faceplate that came with it, or buy another cheep chuck… Yep, when I need a few more supplies from Grizzly, I’m going to buy another chuck.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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