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Project by BobWemm posted 04-15-2013 01:50 PM 1139 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a fun project, that can turn out very nice. On one end mark 1, 2, 3, and 4 in each corner, then cut the blank into equal quarters, lengthwise. Then position the 4 pieces with the numbers in the centre of the end. At this point I screw all 4 pieces together securely, I do this at the ends so that bit can be cut off later.
Turn a section to make the inside hollow, this can be as big or small as you wish, I find about a little more than half way through, that is about 1/2 inch into the flat sides. This will give you a 1inch hollow on the inside. Sand and polish this turned section.
Remove the screws and put the pieces back in their original position and check to see if the hollow is to your liking.
If you are happy with that, then glue and clamp the 4 pieces back together as they were before you started. Numbers in the outer corners.
Now turn to the desired shape, drill the centre to take a glass test tube or similar, sand and polish and part off the ends.

Simple.

Finished piece approx 10in x 3in.

Thanks for looking.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 04-15-2013 01:52 PM

OOPS.
The timber is Nothofagus cunninghamii or Tasmanian Myrtle.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 04-15-2013 02:01 PM

What a great idea Bob! From this I can see many more idea’s could come into play here.
It “turned” out real nice! Makes me want to go out an buy a lathe! If I only had the room!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Diggerjacks

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#3 posted 04-15-2013 05:37 PM

Hello Bob

Great work

I’ve done several wooden vases with the same techniques

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/73309

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Rick M

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#4 posted 04-16-2013 06:09 AM

Well done. The shape reminds me of something … praying hands, no that isn’t it. Hmmm.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 04-17-2013 04:54 PM

Beautiful and interesting piece! Like the shape and the technique makes a lot of great possibilities on making pretty vases. Great work!

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Mark Wilson

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#6 posted 07-09-2015 08:01 PM

Inside-out turnings. Done a few. Couldn’t resist. The first one came apart and very nearly broke my arm.


The second wasn’t so belligerent.

-- Mark

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