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Art Prize 2011 #11: Barreling towards the finish

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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 09-08-2011 07:36 PM 1298 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Yay. Part 11 of Art Prize 2011 series Part 12: Hey look! A table! »

I finished the plain set of blocks. They’ve been routed on the edges and I’ve added some shellac to it. They’re spending today getting many layers of laquer… I’m also spending today finishing up the exotic blocks.


And I turned the first piece of many for the rest of the legs. Wee! They are made from oak, which is not a wood I typically work in. A friend of mine gave me four oak 4×4’s that were about four feet long. I cut them up into 12 inch pieces and they’re perfect. They’ve been air-dried for a few years and some pieces had little ant farms in them… it’s turning it into quite the pretty spindle.

A shot of the spindle being turned on my lathe. A little different from what most people here do, I know. I have to say I’m pretty proud of this because it’s actually the first thing I’ve turned on the lathe that wasn’t a cylinder when I finished turning it…....

This is the “before” shot of the spindle. I had to cut the edges off on the table saw because my lathe can’t handle things more than about 5”D and the 4×4 is about 6”D when it’s a square.

Also yesterday I put many.. MANY.. coats of finish on the table top. Woo.

Looking pretty huh?

Table gets installed.. SATURDAY. Cross your fingers for me. Right now I’m feeling pretty good about it.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-08-2011 07:53 PM

Hi Lis. You are getting there! Looks good!. The plywood looks lie the layers of the earth like you see them in the mountains.
Is that a cnc lathe…........Jim

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

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tyskkvinna

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#2 posted 09-08-2011 09:02 PM

Jim, it sure is. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 09-08-2011 10:34 PM

Looking good!

I’ll trade you a rusty PC690 for that lathe. :-)

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

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HalDougherty

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#4 posted 09-09-2011 01:48 AM

I love your lathe too. So many times working on my wood lathe, I want to make a precision cut and have the same diameter from one end to another +/- 0.0002 like I did a long time ago. But, my metal working tools are long gone.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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HalDougherty

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#5 posted 09-09-2011 01:48 AM

I love your lathe too. So many times working on my wood lathe, I want to make a precision cut and have the same diameter from one end to another +/- 0.0002 like I did a long time ago. But, my metal working tools are long gone and I’m lucky to hold 1/16” from end to end on a rolling pin.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#6 posted 09-09-2011 05:17 AM

Looking good Lis!! Is that last shot of the Grand Canyon?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 09-09-2011 01:58 PM

You are in the home stretch, Lis! I have really enjoyed seeing this come together. Keep it going! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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tyskkvinna

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#8 posted 09-09-2011 05:47 PM

The Grand Canyon actually barely shows up… it looks huge ni person but in the scale and scheme of things is actually pretty small.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 09-10-2011 05:47 AM

Shucks!! ;-(( Maybe it could be given 2x scale just because it is the GRAND CANYON!! ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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