"Mates" in the lathe

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Project by GerardoArg1 posted 08-25-2014 04:26 PM 1122 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone.
Finally we ended with crops and finally I’m a little more regular with the schedules.
So this weekend I was free and I just started the lathe.
In Argentina we are keen to take “mate”, we take a lot at all times. I had my equipment and my mate (purchased) was very run down. So with that in mind I wanted to try to make one on the lathe.
First take a piece of algarrobo and the result is not entirely accurate but also serves me. Maybe it seems more as a gobletts.
Then take a piece of “quebracho colorado”, I made some new tips and now if the result was most satisfactory. Anyway the quebracho is a very hard and heavy wood, so is the only disadvantage.
Today I enjoy something to drink mate “made ​​by me”.
A big hug to all and until next time.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Nathan H.

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#1 posted 08-25-2014 04:32 PM

Excellent Mate cups! Quiero Uno! lol

Maybe the next time I come to Argentina we can get together and share some mate.

-- - Nathan H., Iowa

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#2 posted 08-26-2014 12:13 AM

Very nice work sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 08-27-2014 12:45 AM

Bien hecho Gerardo ! Parece que ahora estás adicto a la tornería ! ja ja ja !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#4 posted 08-28-2014 12:00 AM

Quedó muy bueno Gerardo, es un infaltable para el tornero argentino. Aunque yo prefiero el mate de calabaza, y por supuesto, amargo. ;)

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#5 posted 12-30-2014 06:04 PM

I wonder what other wood species I could use to turn one of these. There is no Algarrobo, Quebracho, Palo Blanco, or Calden near me.
Do you think I could use Maple? Don’t know if it grows in Argentina so you might not know what it is.
I lived in Argentina for a while, and I brought mate with me to the US, but how I would love to drink from one I made myself.

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