tooth pick hold

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Project by paplou posted 07-31-2009 11:44 PM 1168 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my first lathe project


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#1 posted 08-01-2009 12:30 AM

Nice job for a first project. The only suggestion I would have is to change the base to relieve the sharp disk shape, but maybe you wanted it that way. Is the next project sale and pepper shakers (or mills) to go with it? I like the pull up cover and think I will use the idea. I’m certain my wife will appreciate not seeing the tooth picks stick out of the open cup design I now use on the table near my recliner.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 08-01-2009 01:21 AM

Great first project. I may have to copy it also. Got some salt and pepper grinders I am getting ready to turn and this would complete the set.

Agree with LesB The base looks a little bulky. IMHO.

All in All a great build.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 08-01-2009 02:17 AM

Nice work. You made a change to the base from the Wood magazine design to suit your needs. I’d get to this project after my vacation. I’m going to maintain the Wood original design but will make one modification to the base: I’d drill a hole on the bottom and epoxy a lead to give it a steady base. I like the original design which has a smooth flow top to bottom but, like you, I don’t think the narrow base gives it a sturdy platform. P.S. If this was your first lathe project, that was impressive because the project was not intended for beginners who haven’t done any turning.

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#4 posted 08-01-2009 05:05 AM

cool project well done


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