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07-31-2013 02:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor lathe

Picture from Craft Supplies USA via Facebook

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#1 posted 07-31-2013 03:05 AM

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: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#2 posted 07-31-2013 03:06 AM

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

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#3 posted 07-31-2013 12:16 PM

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

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#4 posted 07-31-2013 12:21 PM

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 07-31-2013 01:50 PM

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

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 07-31-2013 02:15 PM

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

-- Lumberdog.. Morley, Michigan

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#7 posted 07-31-2013 02:44 PM

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

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#8 posted 07-31-2013 02:48 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 07-31-2013 02:52 PM

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

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#10 posted 07-31-2013 05:56 PM

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 07-31-2013 08:11 PM

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.

And a big pen.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#12 posted 07-31-2013 08:23 PM

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

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#13 posted 08-02-2013 11:48 AM

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 08-03-2013 05:23 PM

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!!!

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#15 posted 08-03-2013 07:55 PM

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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