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My first box made on the lathe

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Project by JJones98042 posted 731 days ago 937 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first non-pen project made on the lathe. A simple wooden box. The stock was a “hardwood” dowel bought from Home Depot as practice material. I used it as a chance to practice some techniques with various tools. Sanded with just a quick touch of shellac for the finish.

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner





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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 730 days ago

Well that is a neat little box! First time really looks good.
About what size is it? a hardwood dowel…Neat!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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JJones98042

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#2 posted 730 days ago

Thank you! :)

It was a 2” dowel to start with. After turning, the end diameter is 1-3/4” and about 2” tall. My wife is using it to hold her stitch markers (for her knitting).

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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MonteCristo

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#3 posted 730 days ago

Looks good, especially for a first try. Didn’t know HD has 2” dowels, but then maybe not in Canada.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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MShort

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#4 posted 730 days ago

Nice looking box.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Tom Godfrey

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#5 posted 730 days ago

Nice job on the box. That sure looks bigger than a two inch dowel.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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Gshepherd

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#6 posted 730 days ago

Pretty darn good job…... now the wife will want about 20 more I bet…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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JJones98042

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#7 posted 730 days ago

Thanks everyone. :)

Yup, I’ve already been getting requests for more boxes to hold various things. :)

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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clieb91

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#8 posted 729 days ago

J, that looks really good. I not yet attempted a box, perhaps I need to. Like the idea as the dowel as a practice piece.

CtL

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

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Diggerjacks

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#9 posted 729 days ago

Hello JJones98042

First box !!!!

A fantastic work for the first time
I look forward to the second !!!
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Dustmite97

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#10 posted 729 days ago

That’s really good. I never thought of using a dowel before, it’s a great idea.

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Roger

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#11 posted 690 days ago

A really gr8 lookin box. Looks like you been turnin fer a while. Very nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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