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Three turned pencil holders gifts.

06-18-2021 07:11 PM by revieck | 1 comment »

In this video, https://youtu.be/NNFZ9dwAnHoI use scrap wood to turn three pencil holders as D.I.Y. gifts with milliput inlay.

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Journey into Woodturning #62: Cigar Ashtray

06-15-2021 02:16 PM by MovingChips | 1 comment »

This project was a duplicate or inspired by Huw’s turn awhile back. He received a stainless-steel disc from Luie from Woodworking 220-7. Luie was kind enough to send me a few of these disc’s so to the lathe I went to make an ashtray. I had a perfect piece of Box Elder for this project and wasted no time getting on the lathe. I used a faceplate to get the bottom turned. I attempted to use the elf decorating tool, but failed. I’m sure it’s my fault and not the tool or wood. So as some sor...

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Punky Wood- More MIS-Adventures into Woodturning-5

06-13-2021 04:00 PM by MrWolfe | 5 comments »

Here are some recent pieces that are “works in progress”.I say that but the two that have finish on them are, well, finished. The unfinished bowl is very smooth and no cracks. I am learning to take more time with sanding and going through the grits. This was a fun and trouble free project (so far). This second bowl is from the same tree but I found some bug holes while turning and tried to chase them down. I finally stopped when I realized I wasn’t going to...

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Journey into Woodturning #61: Bug killer

06-09-2021 09:43 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project was made from necessity, kind of. I found these tea light citronella candles that are used as a insect repellent and thought, “Yeah, I haven’t turned a tea light holder in a while.” Luckily, I recent came into some cocobolo in small form for this project. I never worked with cocobolo before, but was warned that some people have serious reactions to the dust and oils. I took a little extra precaution for this project and… knock on wood (wives tail for good luck) I did not have ...

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Journey into Woodturning #60: Patagonian Rosewood

06-01-2021 02:24 PM by MovingChips | 1 comment »

This project was to make a simple individual’s salad bowl and use Ack’s Wood Paste for the first time. Ack’s donated a starter kit to me, after watching my video on turning wig stands I donated to a local breast cancer clinic. So I put it to the test. The wood for this project is Curupay, also known as Patagonian Rosewood. It is a very hardwood and displays some wonderful grain structure. There were a few blemishes in the wood, which I think make it even more unique. I was going to turn...

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More Adventures into Woodturning 4

05-27-2021 01:29 AM by MrWolfe | 12 comments »

Here is an update from a few of my latest woodturning adventures.I’ve slowed down a lot in May due to a strained shoulder (probably tool related from lugging around a 45 lb air compressor). I still managed to prep some logs from an ash tree and some from a hackberry. Some of these pieces I may have shared in the last blog post on turning. They were not finished and I only am turning green wood so it takes time for the moisture content of the wood to equalize. There are a lot of lesso...

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Journey into Woodturning #59: Jewelry Box

05-25-2021 02:07 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This was a request from a friend asking if I could make a jewelry box. The wood was selected, a brief design was sketched, and work completed. I appreciated the challenge and experience taking an outside source design and attempt to match it. Ribbon Sapele is a beautiful wood and I believe no matter what the project is, it will turn out great. Maple is a fantastic wood to work with, but there is a risk of soft spots. The Black Walnut is a favorite wood to work with, since its fairly soft h...

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SCORED!!!

05-23-2021 09:52 PM by SawdustyDan | 10 comments »

I’m getting close to the Big R (retirement) and have been filling the blank spaces in my tool roster, in preparation for it. I figured I’d once again try owning a “Whirling Timewaster of Despair” – a lathe! I had one several years ago and had to sell it when the piles of wood shavings exceeded the cost of the tool. I was really turning stuff . . . turning money into gerbil bedding! But, I figured retirement would allow me the time and inclination to maybe get ...

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Journey into Woodturning #58: Potpourri Pot

05-18-2021 02:33 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project was a down and dirty quick show case of the lathe and turning. I had a friend over and wanted to see a project completed. I thought a potpourri bowl was a quick introduction to woodturning. I picked up a piece of 5×4 bowl blank ribbon sapele for this project. After getting it round on the lathe, it exposed some very pretty grain. My friend and I discussed the various spaces and came to the conclusion, anything designer would take away from the beautiful grain. So straight...

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Journey into Woodturning #57: No chuck, faceplate, glue block or worm screw... make a plate on a lathe

05-14-2021 02:16 AM by MovingChips | 2 comments »

Was asked if I could turn a plate between centers without a chuck, glue block, faceplate or worm screw. I thought about it for awhile an decided on a possible solution. I put it to the test and here is what I came up with. Take a board, cut if round on the band saw. Drill a depression with a forstner bit lager then the width of the spur and attached the live center, bring the tail stock up to lock the wood tween centers. turn the outside edge to round. Move the tool rest to the inside betw...

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