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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 03-26-2013 04:17 PM 652 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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03-26-2013 04:17 PM

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 03-27-2013 02:13 AM

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 03-27-2013 02:20 AM

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.

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#3 posted 03-27-2013 02:22 AM

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.

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Kreegan

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#4 posted 03-27-2013 02:42 PM

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 03-27-2013 03:27 PM

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

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RussellAP

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#6 posted 03-27-2013 03:27 PM

Is this one too much?

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Jimbo4

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#7 posted 03-27-2013 04:21 PM

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

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

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RussellAP

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#8 posted 03-27-2013 04:35 PM

I’m hoping someone needs a murder weapon.

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Jimbo4

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#9 posted 03-28-2013 02:52 AM

Abby would NEVER figure that one out!

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