Multi-Axis Turning #1: Try #2 Becomes someThing Else

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Blog entry by Mark Wilson posted 10-04-2018 11:37 PM 1032 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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MUST you call attention to yourownbadself?

I must, indeed. Besides which, you’re not even supposed to be here. I EARNED this day off. You just stay out of it, Smartypants, whilst I share with my Beloved Buddies a little photo essay. Something might be learned from this.

I began with another of the Jacaranda logs.

I de-barked it, first. It’s much less messy this way. Those tenons you see are depth gauges for the initial cuts. The one on the left is to become a foot for chuck mounting, later. That’s to be the bottom of the piece.

I was much more careful about the placement of the axes.

And, on we go, making all these cuts with a roughing gouge. A stick is used as a depth gauge for the cuts, to encourage symmetry throughout the three faces.

Coming right along. Some sanding off of tool marks before repositioning. Some crack fixing. Some more sanding. Then, the piece breaks at the spur drive.

You meant to do that, right?

Shut up and go away. I’m enjoying myownbadself.

“Irredeemable”, my fat furry arse. It’s just becoming something else.

A small goblet, mayhaps?

No. Not that, either.

A smaller goblet, you think?

Wait a minute, now. Wait a minute.

There’s a Project post coming in mere moments.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 10-05-2018 12:58 AM

And low and behold it’s an egg cup. Great result Mark.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 10-05-2018 01:30 AM

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 10-05-2018 03:08 AM

Dragon Schmagon.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 10-05-2018 04:05 AM

I don’t dig dragons. Can’t stand them, really. They smell bad; they’re obnoxious and pushy. But, there’s a funny line about them that I truly enjoy:
“Don’t meddle in the affairs of dragons. For you are crunchy and good with ketchup.”

-- Mark

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#5 posted 10-05-2018 04:24 AM


-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 10-05-2018 10:55 PM

I love Dragons, my high school mascot was a Dragon. I made enameled dragons in an art class – because nobody can ever say “that doesn’t look like a real dragon.” And I’m sure the Dragons would say that you are the obnoxious, pushy, smelly one (why do you think they smother you with ketchup?) LOL

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 10-06-2018 06:32 AM

Because I’m TASTY with ketchup. And crunchy, too.

-- Mark

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