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Ted

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06-29-2014 04:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor resource sapel lathe turning segmented bowl vase

Since it will be at least a week, probably longer, till I can stock up on pen blanks… and my job has me too busy to get into any project start to finish, I figured there is no reason my little lathe should sit idle. So I screwed a piece of Sapele to a turning plate, rounded it up, and will add bits and pieces of Whatever wood when I have a little time. I have no idea how this is going to “turn” out…. get it? Turn out? haaa haaa…. Anyways, it may become a bowl or it may become a vase or it may become a box or it may become an umbrella stand or waste basket or…. well, I just don’t know yet.

I have a small variety of woods to use, including zebra, padauk, bubinga, oak, walnut, makore, zircote, cocobolo, pine, and a few others. Since I can edit this original post at any time, I will keep a record of the woods used here in post #1.

This should be interesting, if not slightly entertaining. So, without further ado, starting from what I assume will be the bottom….

1 – Sapele, http://hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/sapele.htm , 4-3/4” wide x 1” thick, screwed to the plate.

Since I may have to remove this project from the lathe at any given time, I opted to screw it to a turning plate rather than mounting it to my Nova chuck.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 06-29-2014 04:12 PM

Ok, what’s next???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 06-29-2014 04:13 PM

I hear you about not wanting the lathe to sit idle. Good choice to mount it on a faceplate so you can move it back and forth with other projects. I bought a second chuck to do just that same thing…....Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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TheDane

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#3 posted 06-29-2014 05:36 PM

Ted … I know what you mean about not wanting the lathe to sit idle. My wife is pretty sure I have a mistress named Delta hiding out in the shop.

-- 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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Ted

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#4 posted 06-29-2014 06:58 PM

My mistress is named Central Machinery… she’s cheap but dependable. ;)

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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boxcarmarty

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#5 posted 06-29-2014 08:09 PM

Mine sits idle all the time, can’t even get her to clean the shop…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Ted

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#6 posted 06-29-2014 08:24 PM

Mine just messes up the shop, scattering saw dust and shavings everywhere.

First layer, starting from the top and going clockwise is Padauk, Snakewood, Maple, Cherry, Bubinga, White Oak, Zircote, Panga-Panga.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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lightcs1776

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#7 posted 06-29-2014 09:21 PM

That’s a pretty cool project. I’m looking forward to seeing the progress.

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

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Ted

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#8 posted 06-29-2014 10:27 PM

I’m fitting the pieces together randomly at random angles, the only rule being that no layer will have two pieces of the same species. Waiting for the glue to dry enough that I can turn this layer. From the top going clockwise, Cypress, BCX Plywood, Bloodwood, Walnut, Panga-Panga, Douglas Fir, Zircote, Zebra.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#9 posted 06-29-2014 10:31 PM

Chris, I’m having a lot of fun with this one. I’m thinking just a bunch of segments randomly glued together will not be unique enough. Embellishments will be added once I have enough to work with. For now I’m just stacking random pieces. Gotta do something with them scraps, right? :)

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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Roger

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#10 posted 06-29-2014 10:41 PM

Looking very interesting. Turn turn turn Ted Ted Ted…. whoa! got dizzy fer a minute

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Ted

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#11 posted 06-29-2014 10:51 PM

Roger, that wasn’t dizzy… it was a flashback…

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 06-29-2014 10:58 PM

Interesting concept, Ted. It should be a lot of fun. I like allowing a project to design itself as you go along.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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boxcarmarty

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#13 posted 06-30-2014 12:21 AM

I guess I’m gonna have to go out there, wake the old girl up, and spin her out on the floor…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Andy Ponder

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#14 posted 06-30-2014 01:03 AM

Tedster you are giving me ideas for a bowl.

I’ve been working on some catalpa bowls. Not having much luck.

AP

-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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mahdee

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#15 posted 06-30-2014 01:48 AM

Tedster, you go get’em. Good for you, bro.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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