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Project by murch posted 401 days ago 722 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend said “call over” and he gave me a tree.
I don’t know what it is and neither does he.
So I cut off a branch of this tree that was free,
And worked for an hour to see if I could see,
Was it possible to make a candle-holder or three.
Oh my sweet little shed is a fine place to be,
Getting lost in a turning is Heaven to me.

And when I was finished, I got such a start,
The shavings had settled in the shape of a heart.

True story. Nearly.

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

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Don W

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#1 posted 401 days ago

So you turned a tree into a piece of fine art.
and wound up with a pile in the shape of a heart.

the heart is a symbol of love and desire.
so its not that surprising that this did transpire.

so back to the lathe you surely should go.
to make some more projects that will turn into dough.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#2 posted 401 days ago

Cool stuff! And since I seem to be required by precedence to include a poem:

Haiku is simple
But does not always make sense

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 401 days ago

Nice shavings.
Nices wood.
Nice candles.
Nice workshop.

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 401 days ago

There once was a turner named Murch
He said he preferred to turn birch
But when in a bind
Any wood would do fine
Better that than be caught in a lurch!

I prefer the limerick! Not all of them are dirty – just the good ones are. ;-)

Very nice turning, BTW – did you ever figure out what the species is????


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#5 posted 401 days ago

Dat must be the most rhyming project I have ever seen,
You should never hold a candle if you don’t know where its been.
To express oneself In seventeen syllables Is very diffic..
Murch I think your wood turnings are bloomin’ teriffic.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#6 posted 401 days ago

Ahh, very nice. And, this is creating quite the bit of Lumber-Poets.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 401 days ago

Haha thanks for the posts lads. This site just never stops producing hidden talents.

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

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