first turnings

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Project by RKW posted 04-10-2010 07:06 AM 1509 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my first turnings. I made the gavel for my wife who is currently in law school and the other thingymabob is a candle holder that i made from some scrap poplar, i was mainly just trying to figure out how to use my lathe and tools. The gavel is made from mahogany and maple.

-- RKWoods

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#1 posted 04-10-2010 07:15 AM

Gavel looks really cool. Nice present for a law student. Things like the candle holder are a very good way to practice. Gives you a good feel for the tools. Watch videos, and practice, practice, practice.

Both pieces are very nice turnings.

Keep it up.


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

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 04-10-2010 07:37 AM

Greetings Randy: It’s been awhile since I’ve heard anything out of you. You been in hiding? Stellar job on the gavel and thingymabob, or candle holder, as you called it. Really nice, and I’ll bet your wife will be proud of the gavel. too. I’m not a turner, and know nothing about it, but I do know good woodworking when I see it, and I know this is good work. Keep on keeping on with the turning, and again, stellar job…... later, dude.

-- " The secret to staying young looking.....hang around old people.." R.D.

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#3 posted 04-10-2010 02:43 PM

Pretty nice first turnings. Should have seen mine! You done a great job, and like Scrappy, check out the free advise here on LJ’s, it will take you light years ahead on skills. Thanks for sharing!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#4 posted 04-10-2010 06:01 PM

Thanks for the comments. Rick, ive been staying fairly busy and havnt spent much time on LJ’s lately. The lathe has been a distraction from other projects. The spare time i have had has been spent mostly piddeling on the lathe. Im lovin it but i really need to jump back on some other projects.

-- RKWoods

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Monty Queen

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#5 posted 11-12-2010 07:53 AM

Awesome job on the gavel. I made a wooden mallet last week. It was roughly made just for practice. I love yours.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#6 posted 03-12-2013 02:07 PM

Wow, if these are your first turnings, especially the gavel, you are destined to be one of the premier woodturners. Really nice pieces – both of them.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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