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ought not - My first turning

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Project by Shawn Masterson posted 453 days ago 926 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So today while cleaning I stumbled upon the lathe I bought 5+ years ago, and decided to set it up on the bench and try it out. I have never turned before, and seeing all the stuff you guy make I thought I would try it out. I went over to the stack of firewood I have next to the shop and grabbed the straightest piece I saw. It was a 6” piece of cherry about 15” long. I put it on the centers and this is what I ended up with. I tured it up and started whittling away at it. The handle started to form and it just developed from there. I call it the “ought not”. My father had many things he called “ought not” because you ought not mess around when he had one in his hand. I think it turned out well for my first time. I think I am hooked on turning. I love the fact that I can just grab a hunk of wood and have at it and it is a lot quieter than using the larger tools in the shop. I am using an older C-man lathe with a 1/2hp motor. It has a step pulley to control the speed. I am already thinking of giving it more power. I wondered how much is enough. I have a 1hp, 1 1/2hp, 2hp, and 5hp motor sitting on the shelve. Decisions decisions which to pick. let me know what you think.





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Shawn Masterson

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#1 posted 453 days ago

Sorry the pix are sideways I posted from my phone.

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Veto

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#2 posted 453 days ago

I need to make one of these to have around in my shop just in case my two interns get out of line…

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#3 posted 453 days ago

Very nice job!

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peteg

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#4 posted 453 days ago

Shawn, I have made a lot of similar pieces for mates who use them for Fish bats, a good smack & thta’s one dead fish, could also be used to sort oput any problems “on board’ LOL :)
Pete

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

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Doe

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#5 posted 452 days ago

Welcome to the club. I like turning because you can get results a lot faster. The down side is that I can’t look at a tree without evil thoughts . . .

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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Tooch

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#6 posted 452 days ago

I just got a lathe too, still haven’t gotten anything to “turn” out that good yet. pardon the pun but its really early on a Monday morning.

Nice work! keep it up and keep posting

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Craig Havran

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#7 posted 452 days ago

Great job! Looks like your “ought not” could give you quite the “might knot” (lump on your head that might go down, might not”.

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

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#8 posted 452 days ago

Nice work for your first turning.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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ldl

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#9 posted 451 days ago

Jus keep it outa tha wife’s hands. Haaa Haaa.

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

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Yussef

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#10 posted 446 days ago

Awesome first turning! I’m with peteg, as the first thing I thought of was how nice that might work as a priest. I believe that’s what it’s called.

-- Yussef, Philadelphia, http://chathampenworks.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChathamPenWorks https://www.facebook.com/ChathamPenWorks

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ic3ss

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#11 posted 444 days ago

Shawn,
It looks like something from The Keystone Cops. Nice job on a first try, but I warn you; wood turning is very addictive.

Wayne

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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