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RussellAP

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489 days ago

It turned out good which in the end is all the matters.
No idea what the wood is, but you can bet that it’s expensive.
I used my regular chuck which has inside where the jaws are, a 3-4mm edge that I used to grip the 3/4×3/4 blank, and using the tail stock I managed to get a tenon turned before it flew off across the room.

I had to finish milling the tenon on my sharpening system, grind stone.

I then used my drill chuck in the drive side and the tail stock and managed to turn it 90% that way, I finished it up on the grind stone.

Back to the lathe for some EEE wax, and spray lacquer.

CA holds it on.

The bowl is still drying from Seal-a-cell so in about 4 hours I’ll check it and apply arm-r-seal to finish.

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


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lew

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#1 posted 489 days ago

Nice turning, Russell!
Here’s a link to some other finial turnings-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=t4JdA9zdUeI

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 489 days ago

Ah so things went flying did they? It is like a mad scientist in a labratory you have no idea what may come out.

Nice work, looks good.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Jimbo4

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#3 posted 489 days ago

Looks like some kind of ebony. I’ve seen this kind before – but – can’t remember where. Synapses ain’t what they used to be. I do like it, the finial.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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Kreegan

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#4 posted 489 days ago

You need to check out Cindy Drozda. She makes some incredible finials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_znNUtwOFBI

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RussellAP

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#5 posted 489 days ago

So will I Rich, when I get the proper tools. It’s hard to turn these when they fly across the room. lol

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

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RussellAP

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#6 posted 489 days ago

Is this one too much?

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

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Jimbo4

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#7 posted 488 days ago

Just remember NOT to slap your hand down when attempting to remove the lid !

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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RussellAP

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#8 posted 488 days ago

I’m hoping someone needs a murder weapon.

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

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Jimbo4

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#9 posted 488 days ago

Abby would NEVER figure that one out!

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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