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Project by Callum Kendall posted 04-06-2008 09:34 PM 4867 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is one of the projects that I made when I first went on a course to learn how to turn. I decided to burn som guidance lines on every inch to allow the usere to determine how deep the hole would be. also there are some grooves on the handle to improve grip.

If you have any suggestions on how I could improve the peice please leave me a comment

Thanks for looking Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/





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teenagewoodworker

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#1 posted 04-06-2008 09:54 PM

wow thats cool. I’ve always wanted to get into turning but i don’t have enough for a lathe (its on the to get list). right now I’m building one though. just something basic for sanding spindles. do you have a lathe or do you just use the class one and if so what kind?

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Callum Kendall

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#2 posted 04-06-2008 10:23 PM

I have my own lathe it is a 43” center to center castiron base with a 1 1/2 hp motor. I was able to get mine new for £280 which is about $560 as it is not a make. The best way to get started is to take a local course or if you know somone with one ask them if they could show you a few things

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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teenagewoodworker

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#3 posted 04-06-2008 10:49 PM

ya, i live in the big city so really no body cares for woodworking. thats the hardest thing about where i live. its hard to find help or classes on anything woodworking. I’m trying to get a sponsorship now though so a lathe will be one of the first tools i get if i get a sponsorship.

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Callum Kendall

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#4 posted 04-06-2008 10:52 PM

where abouts do you live?

How are you going about getting sponsorship, Because I have some experiance with getting motorsport sponsorship however the principles are the same

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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teenagewoodworker

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#5 posted 04-06-2008 10:56 PM

my parents wont let me say where i live for security purposes. i just called them up and got an executive who seemed pretty interested and he told me to email all the info about my show to him. with my show though I’m also including a sponsorship to the new shows that i will be doing soon (wood riffs, and my room furniture series). i threw those in because i was scared that the fact that my show is about hand power tools would translate to them as that their tools wouldn’t get use. the other ones though will give their tools plenty of use so I’m hoping that that drives the deal home.

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Callum Kendall

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#6 posted 04-06-2008 10:59 PM

sounds good

good luck with it all and keep me up to date

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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clieb91

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#7 posted 04-07-2008 03:43 AM

Callum, Welcome aboard. All the turned stuff looks great, I just recently got a lathe and will be starting some simple projects once I get it all set up in my shop.
Could you give me some measurments on this tool as I think it may come in quite handy as my wife starts her garden.

Thanks, looking forward to seeing more.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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cajunpen

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#8 posted 04-07-2008 07:04 AM

That’s pretty clever – I bet most gardeners would love to have one, including my gardening wife.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Callum Kendall

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#9 posted 04-07-2008 08:46 AM

I will try and do a blog on the dibber quite soon, the total length is 8 1/4” if that is any help. I find it is nice with small projects to just get a blank peice of lumber and just see where it takes me.

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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relic

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#10 posted 04-08-2008 03:11 PM

I made one of these for my wife, she didn’t believe the garden dibber was a garden tool. Great idea to put grooves on the handle.

-- Andy Stark

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rtb

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#11 posted 04-10-2008 06:26 PM

Beautiful and pratical. Dibbles are probally more familar to us ‘olders’. I’ve been toying with the idea of a stand up dibble for the bach ache crowd…primarly me. if any one has ideas I would welcome the input.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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matt garcia

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#12 posted 07-02-2008 02:56 AM

I think it’s a brilliant idea! Great job Callum! I think I may buy me a small lathe since I’m focusing on period pieces now!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Chris

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#13 posted 07-06-2008 04:39 AM

Stupid Question Time: What is a Dibber?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Callum Kendall

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#14 posted 07-06-2008 01:39 PM

Chris, a dibber is used to make a whole in the ground large enough to put small beding plants or even seeds in. With littel effort!

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 07-07-2008 07:08 PM

Great job indeed…..almost too nice to stick in the soil… very good idea with the depth markings and to finish off the handle with same markings. Have a great day : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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