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Inside Out turning #2 - It's a Candle Stand, my Wife Said So!

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Project by luv2learn posted 12-15-2013 11:10 PM 1547 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second attempt at inside out turning. I put attempt #1 and #2 together so that you could see the difference when free styling turnings like these. I turned the walnut bases different diameters ( 4” and 5”) so that you could use either end to display candles. I wish I could say that was the plan from the beginning but it was just a happy happenstance :-).

The body of these two pieces are birch and the tops and bottoms are walnut. These stands are approximately 8” tall. Both are finished with a coat of EEE-Ultra Shine and two coats of Shellawax. I stained the inside of #2 with Minwax Sadona Red stain. This is fun, I think I will do some more of this type turning.

Thanks for looking!!

-- 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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quvia

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#1 posted 12-15-2013 11:15 PM

Beautiful. I’ll try one of these in a few weeks after I finish making ornaments for Christmas

-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 11:18 PM

What the? How do you do that? Beautiful work!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#3 posted 12-15-2013 11:26 PM

Lee , that’s beautiful. Great work. I bought some cherry pieces to make one and haven’t gotten around to it yet. I may have to get some pointers from you when the time comes, soon I hope.

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

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#4 posted 12-15-2013 11:30 PM

John and Dave here is a YouTube link to a rather long tutorial on inside out turning. I watched the whole thing :-).

-- 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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#5 posted 12-16-2013 12:02 AM

Excellent work Lee! Your having too much fun!!! LOL!!!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 12-16-2013 12:10 AM

Those are really neat, Lee!! Do you have a shot of what you used to start with? I don’t understand how you got walnut on the inside and birch on the outside with the contour??????

thanks, Jim

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

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luv2learn

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#7 posted 12-16-2013 12:42 AM

Jim, I think this inside out turning may call for a blog explanation although I would rather have someone more experienced in this method do it. This is just my second try at it. The inside of this piece is birch that is stained.
check out the YouTube link I gave John and Dave above.

Tony, I am having fun!!

-- 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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#8 posted 12-16-2013 01:00 AM

Very nice inside outside turning project….looks great. That is one of the things on my list to do when I get my lathe up and running and have some turning experience. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#9 posted 12-16-2013 01:06 AM

I see you finally found out what these were meant to be….nice project Lee

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Bill

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#10 posted 12-16-2013 01:20 AM

Nicely done! My second attempt at these ended up on the ceiling, the floor, the walls, and my face shield. The glue failed. If it wasn’t just a little bit scary, it wouldn’t be as fun though.

I like how you stained the inside a different color. Might have to revisit these.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#11 posted 12-16-2013 02:12 AM

Very cool! I haven’t been brave enough to try this yet. I don’t remember how I found this, but I came across this incredible woodturner a while back. She does lots of multi-axis stuff and some of what she calls split turnings. I think it’s a similar process to what you’ve done here.
She has a paper she wrote available on her site about how to do those kinds of turnings. Vey cool stuff.
http://www.barbaradill.com/

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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luv2learn

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#12 posted 12-16-2013 03:19 AM

Thanks Buster.

bigogre, I use a zip tie on the tail stock end of the piece to reduce the chances of the glue joint failing and blowing up. Some guys use hose clamps for the same purpose.

Wolfdaddy, thanks for the link. I had not given any thought to using the separated pieces as works of art in their own right. I have got to give that a try.

Guys, I am a novice wood turner. I have had my lathe for a month. If I can do this so can you. Nobody told me this was hard to do. I just thought it was cool and gave it a shot.

-- 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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#13 posted 12-16-2013 03:53 AM

Nice candle stands! If the wife says it’s so, it’s so!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#14 posted 12-16-2013 04:45 AM

well done, bravo!

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#15 posted 12-16-2013 05:52 AM

Thanks Tom and lepelerin

-- 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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