First Turned Cup

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Project by ParksArt posted 05-27-2013 03:54 AM 685 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have an old ShopSmith 10ER that I piddle around with in my shop. However, until recently I had never used it as a lathe. I first made a tiny baseball bat as a test which was totally fun to do. Yesterday I turned this goblet from a piece of scrap wood I found. I think I spent as much time cleaning up as I did turning! ha! Pure fun.

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#1 posted 05-27-2013 05:08 AM

Good looking cup. Has a swiril look to it with a nice finish. Lathes are fun.

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

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 08:29 AM

Nice piece. Turning is very hooky. Beware.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 10:29 AM

Very well done. Yep it will catch you we don’t say Welcome to the Vortex for nothing.

-- Tommy,

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 12:36 PM

Nice job. Beautiful color.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 05-27-2013 02:22 PM

Very interesting grain. Nice design on the cup.

Well ya done gone and done it now. This lathe thinge is infectious.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#6 posted 05-27-2013 02:47 PM

You did a nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#7 posted 05-27-2013 04:11 PM

Thanks, guys. I would make a longer response but I need to go turn some wood. hehe

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#9 posted 05-28-2013 03:38 AM

Almost looks like stoneware! Good looking cup/work!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 05-31-2013 01:38 PM

Lovely cup! It has a great shape and swirl and the finish sets it off. Well done!

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