First winged turning

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Project by GenuineGeek posted 03-24-2013 04:45 PM 1104 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an odd shaped piece of Walnut. If measured with the grain it was only 3 inches long and 8 inches wide and 1/5 inches thick.
So, I decided to try my first winged turning and make a bowl in the middle that could hold a tea light in a glass cup. The turning went well. It was also my first time turning walnut, which was a joy in itself as it takes well to lathe work.
I sure hated all the manual sanding I had to do afterward, and ended up not doing as great a job as I should have done.
Finished it with a clear gloss lacquer from a spray can.

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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#1 posted 03-24-2013 05:12 PM

Looks great, we are the worst critics of our own work ya know?

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

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#2 posted 03-24-2013 06:05 PM

The tea light is a good idea. It also suggests to me to put a compass or a ships clock in there.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 03-24-2013 09:57 PM

Those are some neat suggestions Les. I may have to go to the crafts store to fine some things to build around.

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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#4 posted 03-28-2013 04:54 AM

I’ve done a few square bowls and they are like working on an airplane propeller while its turning… Not easy. Wear gloves to protect your fingers… And brace yourself for the hand sanding! Nice job on your project.

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#5 posted 04-21-2013 05:33 PM


-- Margery

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