Found wood, practice pieces. I think it's maple.

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A few months ago I gathered about a dozen logs where someone had cleared some trees. I don’t know how long they were laying on the ground but half of them are missing the bark and several have already started rotting. They’ve been sitting in my very dry basement since, and it’s time to start cutting them up and see what I can make. These are just some practice pieces. The vase is 7” tall and the bowl is 7” wide.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 02:31 AM

Wood looks quite nice, different shades from the ageing. nicely shaped vase. Nice to have free wood that you can just have fun on.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 02:45 AM

Great work on practice pieces. Makes me want a lathe.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-16-2015 03:13 AM

Very cool pieces. Well done…
It is so good to see you.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 12-16-2015 03:21 AM

Nice pieces out of the kitchen workshop!

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 12-16-2015 03:37 AM

Good looking pieces, Ted!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 12-16-2015 05:18 AM

Nicely done, Ted! Glad you’re getting some lathe time.
:-) Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 12-16-2015 06:32 AM

Good job Ted, what kind of lathe did you get?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 12-17-2015 04:17 PM

Thanks for the comments, everybody.

John, this was done on my main lathe, an old JET JWL-1236. I have two others… a Central Machinery mini-lathe and a dismantled Craftsman lathe with a duplicator.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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