ALL SMILES, First turning, plus logging VIDEO

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Project by bushmaster posted 08-28-2017 03:01 AM 2327 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

GREETING EVERYONE, have not posted a project of my own this summer as have been away since beginning of June, home for a few weeks in July though. Left again in August and will not be home again till end of October. While I was home in July a fellow that grew up there returned for a visit and want to learn wood lathe, basic skills that he could take back to South America where he was doing mission work

I thought best to let him do two bowls, from half blocks of wood, a flat top and a natural edge. Within a couple of hours he was able to complete two bowls minus the final finish. He enjoyed learning on my Scrap Iron lathe, introduced him to tool sharpening using a jig, basic scraper techniques, and how to use a bowl gouge. One can see by the shavings, he was doing a great job.

By the second bowl he was taking a full cut with the gouge, wish I had had more students like him when I was teaching school.

Then sanding with a drill and pad, when I had him buff them with Tripoli, he was all smiles as it was glass smooth

I think I enjoyed it just as much as he did, Great to have someone that enjoyed being taught.

I am trying to view all the projects posted and making a comment when I have time, usually at a friends place. Right now I am in Oregon, replacing a head gasket on a Toyota car, my friend is a cabinet maker, (kitchen) , then I will do volunteer construction work at a youth camp, then visit friends in Michigan and Florida. Will be glad to get home and make some sawdust.
This summer was able to go with a friend to get a load of logs, I thought you might be interested to see where your construction lumber comes from, you will be surprised by the size of the load.

Enjoy Brian

O yes I did climb that mountain this summer BobWemm, you told me to stay off it.

Sitting down because I was too scared to stand up, drops straight off by my hand.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Joanne Sauvageau

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#1 posted 08-28-2017 03:25 AM

It seems you’ve been as busy as I was and had a wonderful summer! I enjoyed your visit before the start of my trip and look forward to seeing you again!

-- Joanne Sauvageau

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#2 posted 08-28-2017 06:35 AM

Looks like you have a happy student there Brian. Nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 08-28-2017 08:20 AM

Great work, nice maschine you’ve got there.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 08-28-2017 10:34 AM

How wonderful! I think it is always refreshing when we teach others. I always seem to learn something new myself when I teach.

What a nice picture at the end, too. You are braver than me, my friend. When I even get in tall buildings, I do experience vertigo. I have to hold on to something. While I think it would be beautiful to climb like that, part of me would be terrified. :)

Thanks for the inspiring post!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 08-28-2017 11:08 AM

Nice work Brian, you did a great job teaching that fellow.
And, you climbed the mountain hey, Well done mate.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 08-28-2017 12:32 PM

You taught him well Brian. He made 2 nice bowls right off!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 08-28-2017 01:24 PM

Nice work! You learned a lot and I’m sure you enjoyed this experiance.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 08-28-2017 02:14 PM

Looks like you are enjoying your life!
Go For It!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#9 posted 08-28-2017 07:53 PM

Good on you Brian for passing your skills onto this keen young fellar, looks like a great spot to take a breather up that mountain :)
nice post

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 08-29-2017 05:17 AM

Wow, it took me a lot longer to get that far, should have had a mentor!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 08-29-2017 02:23 PM

That is wonderful .
Must be a great feeling and joy for you and your apprentice having him create such nice bowls .
He will always remember this and I am sure he too will pass on what you taught him .


-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 08-30-2017 01:38 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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