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345 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: humor lathe

Picture from Craft Supplies USA via Facebook

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once


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crank49

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#1 posted 345 days ago

That was taken at a wood turners gathering in Germany. There is video of those guys actually turning that bowl on You Tube.
It’s 8’-3” diameter I believe. Took a week.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#2 posted 345 days ago

Interesting. I have seen guys do this with their car axles, but not a tractor. Cool, but one has to ask what would he do with that big bowl? I guess to just do it is enough. Thanks for posting.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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mtenterprises

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#3 posted 345 days ago

If you know where this is on you tube please post it.

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 345 days ago

Interesting, a turned hot tub. Different!

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 345 days ago

I guess this one wins the who has the biggest lathe contest for now.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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lumberdog

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#6 posted 345 days ago

If that bowel has a diameter of 8’ 3” then the guy with the turning tool must about 4’ tall.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 345 days ago

Now that’s a bowl…..!!!!!!!!! Looks like one made for the Jolly Green Giant…...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 345 days ago

That’s a big bowl . I’d like to have seen the blank before it was turned.

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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Tennessee

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#9 posted 345 days ago

It looks like one of those blanks that start out as a series of glued up rings. No center was ever there.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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murch

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#10 posted 345 days ago

Sanding that is going to be a p.i.t.a.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#11 posted 344 days ago

Finally found it! Well, some of the pictures anyway. Still can’t find the video.

Sorry, that was an Australian project. I remembered it as Austrian or German.

And it was 8’- 6”, instead of 8’-3”

Anyway here is the link to the story.

http://www.proserpinewoodturners.com/The_Big_Bowl.html

And a big pen.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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kdc68

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#12 posted 344 days ago

crank49....thanks for adding the link to this forum to which I had only posted the photo

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Roger

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#13 posted 343 days ago

That looks like something Red Green would do.. Now that would hold my ice cream nicely. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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moke

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#14 posted 342 days ago

thanks for showing that kdc68….That is awesome….I would however hesitate to get inside that thing to hollow it out….what could possibly go wrong there? I’ve come close to hurting myself on an 8” bowl!!!!

As a pen turner the giant Cigar pen is unbelieveable!!!
Mike

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#15 posted 341 days ago

Unbelievable is what I think too looks like someone is haveing a camara trick laugh on us or not? what do you think??? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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