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Forum topic by Madrona posted 08-26-2017 01:04 AM 936 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Madrona

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08-26-2017 01:04 AM

Looking through my wood pile for something to turn and found this piece that looks like it had been pulled from a fire. It’s cherry, 15” long x 7” on one end and 5” on the other. About 2 1/2 inches thick. I’ll start with a video of what it might be like to stand in front of an airplane propeller!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSW0nlGXrKE

Even had a small burl on one end!

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington


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rodneywt1180b

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#1 posted 09-06-2017 08:16 PM

Very nice work. Amazing what you can find in a firewood pile.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA www.etsy.com/shop/ASturdyStick

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#2 posted 09-16-2017 11:27 PM

That’s nice! Might be time to bolt my Nova 1624 to the floor though LOL

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Madrona

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#3 posted 09-17-2017 01:12 AM



That s nice! Might be time to bolt my Nova 1624 to the floor though LOL

- Gizmojo

I’m sure your Nova wouldn’t have any problem with this. I did balance it before I mounted it so there wasn’t too much vibration. I think I kept the speed below 550, though.

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

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#4 posted 09-17-2017 05:18 AM

That is one super nice save! You have a very artistic eye. I doubt I would have seen that piece becoming the beautiful piece you created!

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 09-18-2017 03:06 PM

This is a beautiful hunk of wood. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 09-18-2017 03:11 PM

These type of turnings always amazing me they look so tricky to turn without getting whacked over and over,
This turned out great on a cool piece of wood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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putty

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#7 posted 09-18-2017 03:52 PM

Nice work, sure looks like a knuckle buster though!

I have been looking at the Jet 16-40 and 18-40 lathes, is yours the 16 or 18. How do you like it?

-- Putty

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Madrona

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#8 posted 09-18-2017 07:47 PM

Thanks for all of your kind words! I certainly agree this LOOKS like a knuckle buster and it could be, but if you watch the shadow line and pay attention, it’s not difficult, at all. The sanding, well, that’s another story. Lots of hand-sanding goes into a piece like this and no, I don’t like that part, either! :)

Putty, my lathe is the Jet 1840 EVS. I had been thinking I wanted the Laguna Revo 18/36. Then Jet came out with these and had made lots of improvements over the 16-40. I was holding out for the DVR model when a local dealer that sells scratch and dent models posted mine on Craigslist for $2,000, normally $3,000. I just couldn’t pass it up. The only scratch and dent thing about it is, the label is slightly torn on one edge, something I can live with for a thousand bucks off. Otherwise, it’s brand new and I love it! I should probably post a review of it now that I have had it for a few months. There were no reviews to be found when I bought mine, not sure about now.

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

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