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Forum topic by Seer posted 09-17-2009 05:47 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-17-2009 05:47 PM

I have a 4inch square piece of Claro Walnut I would like to turn but I am fairly new to turning things other than pens and do not have a chuck so i will be using a faceplate. I have turned 2 small bowls out of walnut and cherry but nothing this large for me. I thought it would make a nice lidded box but never having done one I don’t know if I could do it using a faceplate. I was hoping for some ideas on this and any help is greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 09-18-2009 05:56 AM

If you have an idea, but you don’t want to ruin a nice piece of wood, get another piece of cheap wood (even a glue up) and try it out. When you just try something and mess it up, that’s how you learn. sometimes mistakes are the best thing for creativity.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#2 posted 09-18-2009 06:21 AM

I agree with tomakazi, try your ideas out. As you expand your mind, your talent grows with it.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#3 posted 09-18-2009 07:26 AM

This started as a 4×4x4 walnut cube.

These are also designs that would work well.
Maple 4×4x4cube

There are a LOT of small projects on this site to give you inspiration. Just browse the projects and see what catches your eye.

Looking forward to see what design you come up with.


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

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