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Project by davidmackv posted 166 days ago 393 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are just a few things I practiced on the lathe. They were all turned out of firewood. The candlestick cracked from quick loss of moisture after turning. It’s a goblet, candle stick holder and two spinning tops.





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ghost5

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#1 posted 166 days ago

Good practice this is exactly how I started. i got any material I could and threw it on an old Shopsmith my practice stuff wasn’t this good.

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 166 days ago

They look good. Your on your way and there is no turning back. Keep turning.

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

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davidmackv

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#3 posted 166 days ago

Yeah, my wife says I’m going to use all the firewood. I told her these are prototypes and better made out of firewood than wood I paid for with cash.

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#4 posted 165 days ago

Very nice!

Thanks for sharing!

Chris

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#5 posted 165 days ago

Great start.
Use whatever wood you can get a hold of. Fire wood, old table or chair legs, watch the neighborhood for tree trimmings, whatever. They are all great for practice and let you try a variety of wood types. ( a lot of furniture is maple, cherry, walnut. Have made some nice Christmas ornaments out of small cut offs)

Keep it up.
Scrappy

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

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#6 posted 164 days ago

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#7 posted 164 days ago

When I turn it always seems to a practice. What is inside the wood is there to be found. Nice job man

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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