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Project by peteg posted 349 days ago 1147 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First post for quite a while, this is a little bunch of various shapes, they are not my design but a copy of a some work by a very well known English turner David Sprignett.
These would have to be one of the best exercises in finding out how accurate you think you can turn, all the pieces are turned from two pieces of timber pre glued together, turned then split, & the centre of rotation turned then re glued to produce some fascinating results
The accuracy comes when you rotate the two halves & match up opposite faces, a millimetre difference results in a no match & another reject for the fire box :)
Pic 1 & 2 are a 3 branch Streptohedron.
Pic 3 & 4 are Spherion
Pic 5 is a Hexagon.
I will have a few others to post later, any comment welcome
Pete

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





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SPalm

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#1 posted 349 days ago

Geesh Pete – those look tough to do – Cool though.
I bet they are great to hold and roll your fingers over them. They just seem touchable.

I like them,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 349 days ago

Whoa!!!!!!!!!! Pete that is some fancy and accurate turning. You are a master!!!!!!!!!

How big are they?
.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 349 days ago

A great start to your new adventure in turning Pete. Nice shapes all round and look forward to seeing more.
PS Don’t send out any challenges please.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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peteg

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#4 posted 349 days ago

Thanks Guys,
Steve, yep they are very tactile
Jim all are between 2 1/2 & 3 1/2”
Bob, come on mate, these are just lie your segmented turns where you just fit the pieces together, sort of :)
Pete

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

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MShort

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#5 posted 349 days ago

Wow.. Excellent turnings Pete. Looks like you have the accuracy down pat for these. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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shipwright

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#6 posted 349 days ago

I think you passed the test Pete.
You are a machine!
Everyone should have one of those in their pocket, like a “worry stone”.
They look very smooth.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 349 days ago

Got me thinking Pete, segmented pieces eh, watch this space.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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BobWemm

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#8 posted 349 days ago

Pete, These are awesome, I can work out the last two but not the first one. I do have Dave’s book, and I’m sure that I will have a go sometime.
Thanks for the stimulation.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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grizzman

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#9 posted 349 days ago

hey pete, the names here sounded like some prehistoric creature, and then i saw these really cool shapes, and wondered what you were smoking when you turned these, these are extremely nice and i cant imagine having any kind of talent in me to come out with something like these, unless it was a mistake…lol…great job here…would like to see more of your work back on jocks….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Kindlingmaker

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#10 posted 349 days ago

I like these! I can see where precision is key to making these and you did perfect! I am not even going to try since I already have my firewood for this coming winter.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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kiefer

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#11 posted 349 days ago

Wow Pete
You got my mind boggled with these and I would like to see how you turned them.
The first one is my favorite ,it has me fascinated by the shape and the combination of the wood you used.

-- Kiefer 松

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scrappy

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#12 posted 349 days ago

Extremely cool !!!!
Fantastic turnings.. Can’t even imagine how you did these.

Keep up the great work.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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peteg

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#13 posted 349 days ago

Hey Bob ,yep I bought Dave’s book, man that can confuse the s..t out of you till you get your head around it.
Grizz, tryin to get more time on the lathe.
K’maker, Kiefer & Scrappy, will try & post a few more of these teasers.

You just gota have a go at these, they do get you though :: ))
Pete

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

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 349 days ago

I’d say you passed as well. Not even sure I could come remotely close. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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hairy

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#15 posted 349 days ago

Great work, Pete, as usual. Keep it coming.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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