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A couple of Small Boxes from my Lathe

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Project by cajunpen posted 08-20-2013 08:11 PM 655 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Still working to improve my Turning skills. These boxes were turned using the Easy Wood Rougher, Finisher and #1 Hollower. I can’t say enough about the EWT tools, they make turning a real pleasure.

The larger box is 2.5” tall and 1.50” in diameter. The smaller box is 2” tall and 1.25” in diameter. Both are Mesquite, which is a really hard wood.

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





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 08:19 PM

Very nicely done. Great job on these little treasures.

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

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 08:21 PM

Nice job, Bill. I’ve got to try one of these.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 08:27 PM

Thanks Jay.

Charlie they are really easy. I use a round nose router bit, in a Jacobs chuck to do the bulk of the hollowing, then clean it up with the EWT Finishing tool.

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

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Karson

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 09:06 PM

Nice Bill: keep building up the learning curve.

-- 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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luv2learn

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 09:38 PM

One of these days I will have to spend some quality time on my lathe like you are doing. YOu keep getting better and better Bill. I like the boxes.

-- 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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peteg

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#6 posted 08-21-2013 12:21 AM

Every one you turn Bill is a fresh experience on board for the next one, always like that mesquite you guys have, we don’t get it down under.
Well done :)
pete

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

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 08-21-2013 12:32 AM

Very nice job Bill… they look great.
I have been looking at the EWT range…the guy in the video sure makes them look easy to use. I was thinking of getting them when I get my lathe, they look like good tools for beginners and advanced turners.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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cajunpen

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#8 posted 08-21-2013 12:46 AM

Thanks for all of the kind comments, I appreciate them.

Dave, the EWT tools are as easy to use as Craig Jackson makes them look. After about a half hour of turning with them you pick it up – the “learning curve” is quite small.

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

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Roger

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#9 posted 08-21-2013 12:10 PM

Nice ones.

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

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 08-22-2013 07:03 PM

Really cool Bill. I like your idea of using the router bit. I have to try that on some hollowings.

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

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cajunpen

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#11 posted 08-22-2013 09:08 PM

Dave, the round nose router bits work great – I think they are called Cove Bits. I have them from 1” to about 1 1/2”. I use them for most small projects, like scoops, boxes, etc. Got the idea from Ron Brown.

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

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 08-23-2013 07:03 PM

Pretty little boxes! Like the awesome mesquite, shapes and finish. Well done!

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 08-23-2013 08:26 PM

Bill, played around with a cove bit on the lathe today. I can see this working well for a lot of different projects. Thanks for bringing it up.

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

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KOVA

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#14 posted 08-29-2013 05:11 AM

BILL ERES MUY BUENO CON EL LATHE!!!!!!
LAS CAJAS SON UNA OBRA DE ARTE EN MADERA :-)
SIGUE ASÍ COLEGA!!!!!!

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

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cajunpen

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#15 posted 08-29-2013 04:40 PM

Gracias a mi amigo, es usted muy amable.

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

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