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Forum topic by lovemachine posted 03-18-2014 07:05 PM 857 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lovemachine

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03-18-2014 07:05 PM

Hello all. I’m new to the site, and I’m also new to wood turning as well.

I joined this site hoping to learn and improve my skills. And, from the pictures on the projects page, I have a long ways to go!

I recently finished a couple projects, small projects, and was hoping to get some critique. Where should I post the pictures? I’d love to get some opinions from you all, so I’ll know what to improve on next time.

Thanks!


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mahdee

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#1 posted 03-18-2014 08:27 PM

lovemachine, Welcome to LJ. You can post your project on your “my lumber Jock” top right of any LJ page you are on. Click on the drop down a choose new project.

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Rick M

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#2 posted 03-18-2014 08:39 PM

Post them right here in this thread.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Knothead62

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#3 posted 03-18-2014 11:23 PM

Suggestion: look at www.woodturner.org for tons of turning info including a directory of local chapters.

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lovemachine

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#4 posted 03-19-2014 11:53 AM

Well, I made a couple bird houses. The first one I made was with red heart and maple. The second one, I was feeling more confident, I used yellow heart and ebony gaboon.

What do you guys think?

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mahdee

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#5 posted 03-19-2014 12:21 PM

They look nice, What kind of finish you used?

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lovemachine

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#6 posted 03-19-2014 12:33 PM

I just used the Mylands sanding sealer, and I use the Beall Tool 3-on lathe buffing wheel system.

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Marcus

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#7 posted 03-19-2014 12:50 PM

They both look great to me, especially if you’re just starting out turning. I like the design/figure of the red heart/maple one better…more interesting to look at to my eyes anyways.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 03-19-2014 01:54 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Those birdhouses look great.

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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lightcs1776

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#9 posted 03-19-2014 02:26 PM

Welcome to LJ. Cool bird houses. Looks like your a natural at turning.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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lovemachine

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#10 posted 03-19-2014 10:38 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate that.

I wish I had been able to put more detail work in that ebony. But, I found that the wood was hard, and it liked to crack. And with it being so black, I felt all that detail work would be hard to notice.

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TerryDowning

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#11 posted 03-19-2014 11:01 PM

Nicely done.

You are correct from a design perspective. The dark ebony would have eaten the details, so not time wasting there. They both look great. You’re off to a great start. I say post them up as Projects.

Good job.

The wood being used often dictates what the shape and design will be. It’s all part of the process.

-- - Terry

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TheDane

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#12 posted 03-19-2014 11:07 PM

lovemachine—I would say post them as projects. A lot of members are not woodturners (and thus probably never visit this forum), but might appreciate your work . They are more likely to see it in Projects.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Rick M

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#13 posted 03-20-2014 01:35 AM

Love those turnings, especially the first one. The only thing I might have done differently was make the cone convex or straight but that’s a personal decision, definitely nothing wrong as-is. The finish looks superb.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Mustang67

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#14 posted 03-20-2014 01:43 AM

Very cool.

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lovemachine

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#15 posted 03-20-2014 06:46 PM

Ok, I figured out how to post them in the projects section.

Thanks guys!

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