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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 10-19-2012 11:37 PM 960 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had a long narrow piece of box elder laying around the shop for several years trying to decide what to do with it. I decided to make the most out of the piece and turned it rectangular. This piece is 16 inches long, 6 inches wide and about 1/8” thick. There is a red streak that runs completely across the piece and a lot of worm holes. The trick to turning a square or rectangular piece is to turn as fast as the lathe will go (or as fast as you are brave enough!). You have to remember that any part of your body that ventures on the back side of the tool rest belongs to the wood – at 3000 rpm it a piece like this will cause some serious damage to body parts. Piece is sanded through 320 grit and has several coats of mimwax semi-gloss WOP.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.





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#1 posted 10-20-2012 03:54 AM

That is a very interesting piece. I like it.

Although I’m not a turner, I can see how this could be a challenge & a dangerous undertaking!!!

Nicely done.

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

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#2 posted 10-20-2012 03:55 AM

Did you increase you medical and Life insurance before starting this.

Cool.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 10-21-2012 12:44 AM

That is one scary turning to do but the result is absolutely beautiful !!!!!!!

-- Kiefer 松

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#4 posted 10-26-2012 02:32 AM

Courageous going 16×6, thats alot of airspace. impressive piece though, i haven’t been able to work up the grit to try a square piece

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