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Project by cajunpen posted 08-16-2013 at 07:04 PM 776 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been working on improving my lathe skills. This is a Sassafras cup? that I turned, it actually came out better than the photos look, I don’t know what those white looking spots around the top are – they aren’t on the actual piece. Not perfect, but I can see some improvement – this is my first hollowed vessel.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 08-16-2013 at 07:15 PM

Absolutely awesome work. love the wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 08-16-2013 at 08:02 PM

Great work. Practice makes perfect especially when your having fun.

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

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#3 posted 08-16-2013 at 11:42 PM

Hello cajunpen, for a first you’ve done well Congratulation, but take care to spend a little more time finishing the inside a bit better, try to remove the tool marks as shown on the pic.

Cheers Tony,

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#4 posted 08-17-2013 at 02:37 AM

Nice, the grain makes it look wonderful, well done.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#5 posted 08-17-2013 at 04:32 AM

Nice job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Karson

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#6 posted 08-17-2013 at 06:01 PM

Bill how big are the turnings?

I’ve got some 1” sasafrass and some 2” Atlantic White Cedar. It should turn easily.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 08-17-2013 at 07:14 PM

Thanks for all of the great comments.

Karson, the Sassafras cup is from a piece of 4”x 6” wood that I picked up in Arkansas several years ago. The finished project is about 2 1/2” x 3”. It was fun turning – not perfect, but a learning experience. My main problem is that I don’t have very much stock large enough to turn. I turned a bowl today, but had to glue up some Fir to make the blank.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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KOVA

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#8 posted 08-17-2013 at 07:43 PM

HERMOSA PIEZA HABILIDOSO TORNERO!!!!!!

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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#9 posted 08-17-2013 at 07:43 PM

Bill: I don’t know if you’ve seen Scott's small turnings I sent him a couple pieces of wood and he sent me a couple of the small Christmas ornaments. He also made them as small bowls. He called them mini Ice Cream bowls.

They are less than 3/4 ” and maybe 2” diam.

They are cool. Specially the ones that he glues a strip across the 2 layers.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Roger

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#10 posted 08-18-2013 at 05:09 AM

Oh, I’ll bet that was some nice aroma in the shop.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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cajunpen

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#11 posted 08-18-2013 at 09:12 AM

Kova, gracias mi amigo

Karson, thanks for the link – I have seen Scott’s work before and admired it – thanks for reminding me, I have a 3/4” inch glue up in mind for a square platter/plate. Hopefully it comes out good enough to post.

Roger – the Sassafras does smell good :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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luv2learn

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#12 posted 08-19-2013 at 01:13 PM

Bill, every turning you do gets a little better, but isn’t that the way it is supposed to happen? LOL!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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