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Project by busupholstery posted 05-04-2018 02:59 PM 2480 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Learning to use a lathe and fine tuning my homemade lathe…...the big oak mallet was my attempt at a Celtic knot which was a little off but my second attempt with the rolling pin worked really well…..the center carvers mallet is my first project on the lathe

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?





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Ivan

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#1 posted 05-04-2018 03:52 PM

Excellent first jobs, as well as magnificant wooden lathe.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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LilDmax

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#2 posted 05-04-2018 04:19 PM

Wow! That’s really awesome. Mind blowing. Great work.

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 05-04-2018 04:39 PM



Excellent first jobs, as well as magnificant wooden lathe.

- majuvla


Wow! That s really awesome. Mind blowing. Great work.

- LilDmax


AND —-WOW ——WOW!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 05-04-2018 05:25 PM

those are awesome ! we used my first projects to roast a few hot dogs, not allowed to burn anymore so I quit lathe work

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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fivecodys

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#5 posted 05-04-2018 08:41 PM

Your lathe is beautiful!
The fact that you built a tool and are now making cool stuff with that tool is awesome!
Congratulations!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 05-04-2018 09:49 PM

WOW.. great projects and a very fine looking lathe you made!!

Jim

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

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Planeman40

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#7 posted 05-05-2018 12:19 AM

That is the most beautiful wood lathe I have ever seen! Move to the living room!!

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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NotaJock

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#8 posted 05-05-2018 01:34 AM

Those are fine turnings.
I must admit I’m more interested in the lathe you built, That’s a beaut.
Looks like about 6”x18”.
What are you driving it with?

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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swirt

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#9 posted 05-05-2018 03:14 AM

Amazing lathe and impressive work from it.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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busupholstery

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#10 posted 05-05-2018 10:32 AM

NotaJock…....http://lumberjocks.com/projects/371225

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 05-05-2018 12:21 PM

What a beautiful shop made lathe and wonderful tools as well. It’s a fine addition to your shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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bushmaster

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#12 posted 05-05-2018 12:33 PM

Your projects with the lathe are better than the best. The lathe is a work of art too, better than the best.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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NotaJock

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#13 posted 05-05-2018 02:03 PM

Don’t know how I missed that one.
Thanks for the link.
Again, delightful.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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busupholstery

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#14 posted 05-06-2018 01:54 AM

Thank you….......

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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NormG

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#15 posted 05-06-2018 06:15 PM

You did a fantastic job with this lathe, looks like you could just put it on display and no one would know it was an actual running lathe

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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