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Forum topic by Wildwood posted 09-11-2013 07:54 PM 1002 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Wildwood

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09-11-2013 07:54 PM

After reading a how to article started turning wood tulips many years ago. Pretty simple procedure take a square block drill small hole in one end a larger hole in the other, cut V’s in two sides on end with larger hole, take lathe and turn a tulip.

Whether cut V’s by hand or band saw removing saw tooth marks not always successful. More narrow the V, less saw tooth marks showed, but hard to remove anyway. More wider V, easier to access saw tooth marks, but real P.I.T.A to remove.

After finding method for inside out turning tulips on a New Zealand message board gave that a try. Other than taking more time, produce some really great tulips.

Last month got the bug to make tulips or other flowers again. This time wanted to try a different approach. So just stuck some scraps in my chuck and went at it with a gouge and small handsaw. Still had to drill a 3/16” hole in bottom for the stem. Posted some pictures on project page.

After turning dozen or so, came in and found this video. So if have some scrap wood give it a try.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjb5EmiCHBU

-- Bill


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Wildwood

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#1 posted 05-12-2016 06:50 PM

First learned how to turn this style tulip from an article found in American Woodturner back in early 1990’s. Carl changes it up a bit & still fun project.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs8qv5Av5sE

Next found this article and had lot of fun making & profit from selling them.
http://www.sawg.org.nz/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/inside-out.pdf

-- Bill

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#2 posted 05-13-2016 12:46 AM

If you want to make cuts/flowers that will require no sanding use a scroll saw. The edge cut using a scroll saw is so smooth that sanding it would degrade it.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#3 posted 05-13-2016 08:20 PM

Agree can turn out some outstanding flowers with a scroll saw just looking at picture you posted. dissappointed could not find more than one great scroll saw flowers looking on Google & Bing image sites. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bill

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