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My first square turning

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Project by ldl posted 05-02-2012 11:33 AM 917 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first serious attempt at a square bowl/platter I have ever tried. It measures about 8” square. It is out of oak and finished with one of the cutting board finishes.

This came out of a piece of 2×10 oak board my brother drug out of the ocean about 5 yrs ago. He gave me a piece about 30” long and I got about 18” left.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -





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murch

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 11:57 AM

Very nice. I hope to try one soon. Hope it turns out as good as yours.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 12:00 PM

Wow, that’s cool, nicely done.

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

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 04:27 PM

My first (and last) square turning…

.. Stewart

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#4 posted 05-03-2012 02:16 AM

Nice work, both of you.
Did you have any problems with chip out on the trailing edge of the corners?

Stewart….you not supposed to sand the corners while it is turning on the lathe. LOL

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 05-03-2012 07:34 AM

Thanks Les; I’ll remember that should I ever tackle another!

It was actually a split second of inattention The bowl was all but finished when I heard something of interest on the radio and…

I can’t remember any chip-out. Only blood!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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ldl

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#6 posted 05-03-2012 01:21 PM

Thanks for the comments.

Stewart sorry to see you had an injury. I tell you it don’t take but a split second of lost concentration to mess up. I did get a knuckle bumped a couple of times but that made me be more careful. Kinda hard to see the corners for sure.

I had no trouble with split out though the corners of mine seem to be thicker than Stewart’s. Don’t know if it was the wood or not. I don’t have that much experience with this type of turning yet. I like it though and will be doing more.

I turned a rectangular piece of hickory after this and I will show it later. No knuckle strikes on it thankfully.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#7 posted 05-08-2012 05:40 AM

I have turned several similar pieces but with the corners curved to form feet which is even a little more hazardous. On those I glued strips of a sacrificial soft wood on the corners to avoid chip out of the wood. Then cut and sanded the remaining sacrificial wood off.

-- Les B, Oregon

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ldl

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#8 posted 05-20-2012 12:34 PM

Good idea Les I hadn’t though of that.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#9 posted 06-16-2012 12:14 AM

Nice! I turned a couple of square pieces and it’s always a challenge. I’m going to have to try one like yours, Dewayne!
Stewart, you’re a reminder for all of us to remain vigilant at all times when fingers are near spinning wood!

Jim

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