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Project by nayo posted 05-02-2013 02:20 AM 691 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most of these little turnings are from scraps that i got for free. they were the cutoff of mahogany guitar necks that Taylor guitar buys here in Honduras. usually they would burn these leftovers for their kilns but apparently they are selling them now. i was lucky to got them free!.

those cubes are either 3×3 or 4×4 and the length varies from 3 to 6 inches.

the big lidded bowl was done using two 7×7 rings of mahogany for the bottom and the top is from cedar, the little handle is a local wood which is color green, (magnolia yoroconte)

for finishing i used lineseed oil for the little bowls and a sealer on the big one.

not bad for mini lathe and not having a chuck.





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rivox1

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#1 posted 05-02-2013 02:26 AM

Really cool! Getting a wood lathe is definitely on my to do list!

Congratulations!

-- Cheers and Safe Woodworking!

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BobWemm

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#2 posted 05-02-2013 04:08 AM

I have a heap of small cube blanks, great idea and excellent work. Thanks for showing.

-- 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.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 05-02-2013 11:55 AM

Whoaaaaaaa…................ those are some nice pieces. Looks like you got some thin walls on some of those pieces. Nice job!!................Jim

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

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nonickswood

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#4 posted 05-02-2013 12:50 PM

From Scrap to Treasures!
Nice Turnings!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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stefang

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#5 posted 05-02-2013 12:56 PM

Very nice turnings and interesting wood too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 05-02-2013 01:18 PM

A real nice collection of turnings. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Craig Havran

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#7 posted 05-02-2013 03:57 PM

How are you turning goblets without a chuck?

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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branch

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#8 posted 05-02-2013 09:17 PM

hi very nice turning i like

branch

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nayo

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#9 posted 05-02-2013 11:38 PM

i use a pressure nut that i insert in the blank with a hammer after drilled a hole to barely fit the nut. , yes, not very subtle but it works,. sometimes i break the piece but not that often. here is the idea of how i do that. http://imgur.com/a/dMsTP#0

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Craig Havran

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#10 posted 05-03-2013 12:04 AM

You do that even with goblets? How do you round out the bottoms?

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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nayo

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#11 posted 05-03-2013 12:57 AM

the same way i did that salt and pepper shaker, i did the hollow part first, once i have that done and finished i put a tennis ball between that part and the tail stock, that way i secure the whole piece so i can turn the bottom. i left a wide piece at the bottom so i can cut it off before i finished it.

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