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Project by McLeanVA posted 11-30-2012 03:35 PM 1172 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just posting a few of my recent lathe projects that I made for Christmas gifts.

Just your run of the mill project kits from Rockler and Woodcraft. My family and friends love when Christmas comes around. By now, they just expect gifts from my wood shop each year. These have been a nice break from making cutting boards and cheese boards.

Project photos:
1. Beer bottle opener made from cocobola. (Rockler kit)
2. Coffee scoop made from acrylic coffee bean blank. (Woodcraft kit and blank)
3. Ice cream scoop made from marblewood. (Woodcraft kit)
4. Mach 3 razor bodies made from maple burl. (Woodcraft kits)
5. Acrylic pens. Four European ballpoint and one Navigator fountain pen. (Woodcraft kits)

I hope all of my Lumberjock pals out there have a safe and happy holiday season.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.





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AlBCuttnWud

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#1 posted 11-30-2012 04:30 PM

I really like the bottle opener. Makes me think adding one of those water decals with someone’s favorite brand would be the final touch. I have bought the blank sheets before and just run through the printer. All the others look great too, just like the bottle shape one best. Thanks for sharing.

VA? I’m in Virginia Beach myself.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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WoodArtbyJR

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#2 posted 11-30-2012 04:31 PM

Very nice Chris. Send me an address in a pm and let me send you a little Christmas present of some exotic wood I have laying around the shop that you could have some fun with. Totally different for making cutting boards isn’t it.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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McLeanVA

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#3 posted 11-30-2012 04:34 PM

@Al – Funny thing about the beer decal/label. I thought about the same thing. I printed out some labels and eventually got scared off. My fear is that unless you place the label under a durable clear coat it will chip or tear off when placed into a drawer. I’d hate to have a really cool turning with a tattered label. I might experiment with the concept and some epoxy or poly. Thanks for the comments.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 11-30-2012 04:37 PM

There all great. With that said, I really like the bottle opener! A real beauty! For some reason the shape of it is very appeling. Now lets get to the the Mach 3’s Those are way cool and such a good idea to spice it up. I didn’t know they had these. I think I might have to get a lathe now. Blondie is going to mad at you, LOL But shes use to me buying tools for the last 20 ys.

Great work they will love them.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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MasterSergeant

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#5 posted 11-30-2012 05:14 PM

very impressive! I especially like the razor handles!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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McLeanVA

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#6 posted 11-30-2012 06:45 PM

@Ken – Sorry Blondie. Lathes pay off big with lots of fun projects around the house. My one and only tip about buying a lathe… go with a midi. Because after the first pen you turn, you’ll immediately come up with other bigger projects you want to make.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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doordude

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#7 posted 12-01-2012 06:56 AM

great projects. your christmas shopping is now done. now go buy a tool for yourself.

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clieb91

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#8 posted 12-02-2012 04:40 PM

Nice collection of projects. I need to do a few things besides the pens. I actually asked for a Razor handle as a possible Christmas gift. Thought it would be a neat project.

Thanks for sharing.

CtL

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

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Roger

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#9 posted 12-02-2012 06:30 PM

A really nice collection of assorted turnings. My fav of coarse is the ice cream scoop. :) Now, I gotta go git me a bowl o ice cream. Thnx. lol

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

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flippedcracker

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#10 posted 12-13-2012 11:13 PM

I like the shape of the opener. I did one similar, but it was just the neck of the bottle.

As for having a tattered label, it actually might look good. Like an old friendly beer bottle. You could finish it under a few coats of CA for durability if you wanted.

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 12-30-2012 04:22 PM

Good advice. thx…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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