My First Turning - an Ornament

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Project by Picken5 posted 01-06-2013 06:40 AM 1105 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently acquired a free lathe – well, almost free, I agreed to pay $40 for it. It’s a lousy lathe (Cummins) but it was good enough to spin a cylindrical wood stand that I needed to sand for another project. The lathe also came with a few inexpensive turning tools. Having no experience with any of these things, I did some research and made a stab at sharpening the tools. Then, just before Christmas, I put a scrap piece of walnut in the lathe and started turning. A bit of sanding and some BLO, this Christmas tree ornament was the result. It was kinda fun! (One of these days I may have to invest in a decent lathe.)

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 02:34 AM

Nice looking ornament. I always have fun turning on the lathe and the small projects are quick and great practice. It does get kind of addicting.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 02:13 PM

Nice turning job..with new learning and some fun, turned out great. Keep it up!


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