Turnings on new Lathe 1

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 03-31-2013 03:00 AM 1079 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a new (used) Shop Fox lathe about 6 months ago, but didn’t really get around to seriously using it until a few weeks ago. Man o man, this thing is more fun than a barrel of monkeys…. I just can’t stop.
I was excited about laminating a bunch of different woods together and see what happenes. I had alot of fun, but after I got all that out of my system, I think I’ll just stick to turning some classier items out of Walnut etc.

The second bowl is made from 1 board of Mineral Stained Poplar, cut and stacked. I like it alot.
The first, whatever it is, is made from 1 Cedar board cut and stacked. I really like the way Cedar looks after a poly finish, mellow red and cream colors.

Anyway, I take criticism with no problem, so let me have it on this and the next couple of posts.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 03:06 AM

The way you cut and stacked the poplar really makes the heartwood attractive and I love the red cedar. Did you turn them so the end grain was facing out or forward? My daughter made some candle holders on my first lathe, just got the 2nd up and running today. Once she sees these she’ll be wanting to make a few more.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 03:32 AM

How old is your daughter? It is VERY cool that she is interested!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#3 posted 03-31-2013 04:48 AM

They look good to me!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 03-31-2013 05:48 AM

Oldest is 16, youngest is 10; the oldest made the candle holders. I’ve been meaning to post them.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 04-01-2013 02:13 AM

Nice stack job. And yes I agree, turning is very addictive.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 04-02-2013 01:20 AM

A couple o beauties

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 04-03-2013 02:55 PM

They look fantastic! The woods have beautiful grains and patterns and the finish is just amazing. Great job!

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