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Project by Gshepherd posted 580 days ago 1014 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a few of the items I made for X-mas presents. Being involved in the X-mas Mallet Swap I was itchin to open it up Sunday so I went to the shop and Decided to make a few extra X-mas presents to keep me away from the temptation.

I have always wanted to turn a large Platter so here is my First Platter. It is A. Mahogany. 16in in Dia. Doing the back of the platter first was fairly easy enough but when I started on the front and got closer to the edges I learned to hold my chisel with one hand while holding the back of the platter with the other due to it wanting to flex a bit. Great Learning experience. It is finished with some Danish oil which I burnished into it and several coats of Milands wax.

The little Pencil cups are for my girls teachers. We had already gave some of them out but they wanted to give a few more out to some other teachers so I made these after I did the platter. They are finished either in General Finishes turners polish or Milands Wax. They are about 3 1/4 tall and 3 inches in Dia. They are a little thicker than I normally do but being on a teachers desk and getting bumped and knocked off seemed to be a high possibility so I kept them thicker to take some abuse….

Then being on a roll I went ahead and did a small weed pot. I laminated some mahogany together and made this small vase. It is 6in tall and 3 1/4 dia. I drilled a small 3/8 hole down the middle about 3 1/2 deep. It has a simple danish oil finish with some Milands wax. So a pretty good turning session. Went to the shop around 1pm Sunday and came home Monday afternoon around 5pm. Then I opened up my Mallet gift from fellow LJ buddy Derosa…. You can see all the Mallets that were made for the X-mas Swap by doing a search for Mallet Swap….

Of course I have to put in a pic of one of my shepherds, Oscar who always by my side. He will either be underneath the lathe or close enogh to get covered up. He doesn’t mind the shavings and everytime I get him out of there he always comes back so I just deal with it.

Last pic is a Staved Vase I made about a month ago I wanted to add to my project file. Thanks for looking and hope you all a very Merry X-mas and a Spectacular New Year.

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





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 580 days ago

Really nice projects and pictures Shep. The mahogany looks great, and you have some eye catchers there. Merry Christmas.

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lysdexic

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#2 posted 580 days ago

Beautiful work sir. I got to get a lathe.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 580 days ago

Nice lot of turnings, great platter, cups and weed pot, really like the staved vase. Have a great festive season.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 580 days ago

Great pieces you have turned.I like that big platter. You did a nice job on it!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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CalgaryGeoff

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#5 posted 580 days ago

Very nice pieces. Old dusty the dog, he’s into his part. I like the staved vase and monster plater. Great job on the platter edge and shape of it. My lathe has them in it just not gotten them out yet. New Years resolution, scheduled lathe time. :-)

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 580 days ago

Wonderful turnings they all look great.

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Mosquito

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#7 posted 580 days ago

Really nice work. It also makes me want to get a lathe…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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lysdexic

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#8 posted 580 days ago

So, did you work all night?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Gshepherd

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#9 posted 580 days ago

Thanks guys for the kind comments…...

Scotty, I did work the whole night….. I got on a roll as I do sometimes and just kept on turning…...

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

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#10 posted 579 days ago

Very nice. I like the platter. That must have been fun to turn.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 579 days ago

Very nice projects

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#12 posted 579 days ago

nice works :-)
now we know the sheperd again … lol
always do they want to be near us

thanks for sharing

merry Chrismas
Dennis

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bhog

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#13 posted 579 days ago

Nice stuff Shep. I especially like the staved vase.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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lysdexic

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#14 posted 579 days ago

STAVED – past participle, past tense of stave (Verb)
Verb
1.Break something by forcing it inward or piercing it roughly: “the door was staved in”.

Had to look that one up. I still do not understand what constitutes a “staved” vase.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Gshepherd

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#15 posted 579 days ago

Scotty, I know what you mean, but that is what they call them, something to do with the making of the old time barrels maybe…...

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

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