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Forum topic by robert posted 05-03-2015 02:13 PM 908 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-03-2015 02:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe

-- Robert Ajax Ont. keep on turning

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#1 posted 05-03-2015 05:36 PM

I’m guessing the 4 big ones you made? If so, they all look alike, well done.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 05-04-2015 04:08 PM

We need more details! Length, type of wood, where did the steel come from (re-handled existing tools?), fisnish?

I like the shape!



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#3 posted 05-04-2015 04:28 PM

What was it like figuring out a comfortable size for your own hands?

-- Andrew

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#4 posted 05-04-2015 10:31 PM

Handles look nice. If any of the tools are spindle gouges, I would suggest that the handle is too long to easily make beads and coves that require the tool to move across the front of your body. Spindle gouge handles should be no longer that 12” (8” -10” would be my preference.)

-- MPax, Atlanta

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#5 posted 05-04-2015 11:01 PM

I used poplar wood and they are 14’ long re-handled existing tools? yes they are Spindle gouge I do not have any trouble with the size i found the small size to hard to handle for the finish I used orange ngr stain and tung oil for the comfortable size I started with 1 3/4×1 3/4 and turn it down till it felt right in my hand

-- Robert Ajax Ont. keep on turning

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