Easter Eggs

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Blog entry by rikkor posted 2354 days ago 3537 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a bottle stopper out of Tulipwood.
Bottle stopper

My wife liked it and suggested I make some Easter eggs for our two nephews who are also God-children. Never to turn down an authorized trip to the shop, I agreed. First was to get some Tulipwood and cut roughly to length.
Tulipwood block

Then I chucked it up…
in chuck square

...turned a tenon…

...reversed it…
in chuck

...roughed the egg shape…
egg roughed

...turned off the end…
end finished

...and asked The Boss if the egg in an “egg cup” was acceptable. Well, no.
egg cup

I didn’t know how to proceed from there. I put it out and a fellow Jock (I am terribly sorry I forgot who, ‘cause I’d love to credit him) linked me to a site with some rather detailed instructions.

I got a chunk of Southern Yellow Pine…

...and turned a jam chuck.
Jam side

Jam top

Here it is toward the end of the process. (I missed the pictures of doing the tenon end removal)

A couple of shots of the finished eggs.


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2354 days ago

Hi rikkor

This is a very nice project. I am sure that you nephews will appreciate the eggs. And it is always best to do what the Boss says. It makes our lives much easier in the long run.

By the way it does look like your lathe work is coming along nicely. I guess you don’t want me to take it off your hands after all?

This is a nice turning blog too. You did well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 2354 days ago

Great eggs. Now to make them hollow and turn threads to screw them together.

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

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#3 posted 2354 days ago

Geez Karson, you don’t want much from a rookie, do you.

Scott, thanks. I think you’ll have to get your own lathe.

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 2354 days ago

extra nice posting … I enjoyed reading it very much.

your eggs turned-out cool

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 2354 days ago

Wow, very nice. Thanks for sharing those pics!

-- Eric at

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#6 posted 2354 days ago

Great post Rikkor…Love the eggs. I liked the way you took it pretty much step by step. I always forget to bring the camera in the shop with me. When I can find it.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#7 posted 2354 days ago

A marvelous project. You are so perfect on the lathe. I am dreaming of having a lathe and attempt some projects like yours. Your pictures are very good.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 2354 days ago

Thanks Sharad, I appreciate the kind comment, but I am a long, long way from perfect on the lathe. The key is that I have fun on it.

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#9 posted 2354 days ago

Very nice work. The tulipwood is beautiful. It’s great to see a step-by-step on the process.

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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#10 posted 2354 days ago

Looks like you are hooked….........I rally must try this turning stuff sometime….

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#11 posted 2354 days ago

These are great, I love the finish on them. I’m sure the nephews will love the handmade gifts from their uncle , too.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#12 posted 2212 days ago

Very nice work.Great post

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#13 posted 2212 days ago

I obviously missed this when it was originally posted, so I’m glad it came up to the top again. Nice work, I always enjoy the things that people turn.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#14 posted 2212 days ago

Thanks jeanmarc and Russel. It was a fun project, and I was surprised by how much the 7 year old nephews appreciated the eggs.

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#15 posted 1598 days ago

Thank you for your posting Tulip Wood is beautiful and so are the eggs. The jig was a awesome idea and just what I needed to do my next project.

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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