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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 11-07-2012 07:03 PM 1141 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2012 07:03 PM

Okay jocks are you ready?

I’m proposing a challenge to all you lathers out there even though my lathe is still in transit, (don’t worry I’ll catch up), to make or turn something.

This is something simple so every skill level can participate.

The object must be made of wood and the primary tool used must be a lathe.
No extra props for extra things beside the object, however it is encouraged to do so anyway.
Must be the correct size of original object.
Must have a finish.
Deadline Dec 21, 2012

The object to duplicate on your lathe is:

A wooden Wine Bottle.
Just any wine bottle will do.

Jocks, start your lathes!!!

Once we get enough jocks we’ll come up with some judges.
There could even be a prize.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 11-07-2012 09:16 PM


This sounds like a fun project and can be turned from about anything Question I would have is for the “original object.” The one in the pic? or a wine bottle we see at a store?

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#2 posted 11-07-2012 09:18 PM

David, it would be a regular wine bottle. I just put that up as an example.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 11-10-2012 01:39 AM

just the Bottle or the stand and all? this bottle tips on the stand what is the purpose?

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#4 posted 11-13-2012 05:44 AM

It so happens, I’m building a3000 bottle wine clellar right now. That would be a nice touch to add to the project. I also have a new Powermatic 4224 lathe. Hmmm??? I see the deadline is the Mayan calanders dooms day. LOL

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