Small turning projects?

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 04-29-2020 02:48 PM 305 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came upon these during our recent walks. They are pretty fresh wood and less than 24 inches long. I know that a few are maple, a few walnut and I think a few are elm. I plan to make a headed mallet ala a Chris Pine video. Any other ideas for simple turning projects. I’m new at this. Thanks.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 04-29-2020 03:31 PM

If you are into turning, you can make tool handles, or even tools like awes. Saw a magazine article on making an awe using an old drill bit, sharpened by spinning the bit in a drill while holding it to a grinder.
How about a rolling pin, the wife might like that. Could turn a handle and carve the end to make a back scratcher.
Anyway, have fun.

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#2 posted 04-30-2020 01:20 AM

Candlestick, goblet, tool handles, can also save some for pens or other turning kits

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#3 posted 06-15-2020 08:41 PM

I’ve enjoyed turning mushrooms with spalted pieces I’ve picked up. Even cut a larger piece in half lengthwise and make a candleholder with a couple of the mushrooms growing out of it.

-- Wayne the Shrink

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