Turnings of the day

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 03-18-2013 09:15 PM 1000 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I spent the day up in my shop with just me! What a rare treat!! The oak pulls are for my mothers house, her pulls are, well just plain ugly, and need replaced. I used friction polish on the pens and pulls
A friend knows the chemistry needed to replace the organic matter in an Iowa corn cob to plastic. When you turn the cob you know very quickly by the smell! It is indeed plastic.

The wood for the walnut pen was harvested last year in our backyard. The picture does not show the grain very well, it is quite a handsome pen.
The last snow storm/blizzard fell a lot of trees here, the oak pulls are from a large oak branch I drug home behind my Geo Metro after that storm.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 10:58 PM

Nice little projects. You have done well, Mom should be quite pleased.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 02:38 AM

Nice work on the pulls and the pens. It is indeed rare to have an entire day to work in the shop. In making fan pulls for myself I found one thing frustrating, which one is the fan and which one is the light? To solve this problem I glue a small piece of corian to the blank thus telling this is for the light. If you would like some Corian send me a pm I have plenty of extra 2” squares 1/2” thick. It is not too bad to work with and glues well with regular CA. I advise letting it glue overnight despite the “instant cure” they bable about. Seems to hold better when glued to harder woods like purpleheart.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 03-19-2013 06:34 AM

i find it hard to leave my shop…the wifes asks if I would like a cot out there…the oak grain does look nice,Mom will like…do you have a picture of the Geo Metro pulling the branch home?. :)

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 03-19-2013 09:43 AM

Thanks for the advice on the coriander, I’ll give it a try (I have a source local).
On the picture, sorry I don’t have any :-(. But I was the talk of the neighborhood for a few days afterwards :-D

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 03-21-2013 02:54 PM

Great little turnings! Like the grain and the shape on the pulls. The 1st pen is amazing!

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