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Project by peteg posted 04-20-2013 02:46 AM 1097 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just realised it is about 9 months since I have done any turning.
This is a couple of smaller Hollow forms I did as part of a ”challenge” initiated by a member of another site.
It asked for two identical pieces from a 3’ x 3’ cube, the neck opening to be smaller than 1/2 ” & to be photographed beside a can of drink.
Don’t know how many of you have tried to do 2 identical pieces but it sure is an interesting challenge.
These are a pair of Rimu HF’s complete with worm holes & are basically 65mm x 65mm (2 1/2×2 1/2).
Not a lot of time was spent on the finish as the real challenge was the duplication of form.
Would welcome any comments .

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#1 posted 04-20-2013 02:58 AM

These are certainly twins even if not identical with the worm holes .
Well done and having been turned freehand is certainly a big accomplishment .
Looks like you haven’t lost the touch and I have been waiting for a project of yours for some time .

-- Kiefer 松

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#2 posted 04-20-2013 03:02 AM

They do look exactly alike! Great work! ...and good to hear you are turning! Your work is an inspiration to those of us who have not figured out which end of the skew goes where.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 04-20-2013 03:09 AM

Beautiful pieces, Pete. you have not lost your touch!!...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 04-20-2013 03:31 AM

Good ones Pete! I haven’t turned anything that small so maybe it is time I do? Won’t be soon though!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 04-20-2013 03:36 AM

yea ill comment pete, these are really beautiful, very dainty turnings, with a beautiful shape, its pretty cool that they are that small, i dont know how you have gone so long without turning….i would have a nervous breakdown if i didnt wood work for that long…i wonder what that means about me…huh…maybe i need a life…lol…great job pete.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 04-20-2013 05:32 AM

Sweet, Pete!

I like these little guys and can appreciate the challenge of getting them identical. The closest to that that I get is four legs on a piece of furniture and You can get away with a bit there. Not so much when they are stand alone pieces and photographed side by side.

Good on ya!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#7 posted 04-20-2013 07:23 AM

Great job mate. Duplicating free hand is one of those things separating the men from the boys (;
The drink of choice is another.

-- Dave -

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#8 posted 04-20-2013 10:14 AM

Nice ones Pete, good to see another great projects. In pic 1, is the left one is a tad higher than the other, I do need glasses mate, most probably an optical illusion. Bloody Aussies, always stirring sh.., did you see we won the Rugby today. Hard to get them identical, great work.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#9 posted 04-20-2013 10:32 AM

well done Pete….

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#10 posted 04-20-2013 10:40 AM

Thanks guys, Bob photo angle?, but the digital mic’ says both are exactly 67mm high,
Dave the can is for the photo only I can assure you :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 04-20-2013 10:47 AM

QT 1 and QT 2 no matter which one which. Well done, Pete.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#12 posted 04-20-2013 12:00 PM

Great turnings… your work!

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#13 posted 04-20-2013 12:17 PM

Very nice Pete.
Those a cute little buggers. I can appreciate the challenge of making them match.
It seems like you did pretty good.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#14 posted 04-20-2013 12:17 PM

Twins but different. Awesome turnings Pete. You are going to have to get to the lathe more often.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#15 posted 04-20-2013 05:47 PM

Well done Pete! Now you can work on a hollowed out box for those to fit in!!!!
I’m waiting! Roman

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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