Wig stands

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Project by Terry posted 05-13-2018 02:49 PM 1610 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project my turning club, The Central Illinois Woodturners is currently involved in. The wig stands are donated to the Susan G Komen Foundation and are given to cancer patients.

Two things make this program successful. We have a wonderful company that donates all their hardwood scraps and very willing participation from club members.

The first 2 photos show 37 stands decorated by a local high school’s senior art class. The remainder are stands made by club members. We have donated 350 to date.

As point man for the project I collect and process the wood into “kits” which are handed out at club meeting. I am so proud of my club for their continued support.

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#1 posted 05-13-2018 06:19 PM

They are ALL Very Nice Terry! I’m also Proud of YOU for heading up an Organization Like that one!

” I am so proud of my club for their continued support.” and so YOU should be!

Good for you My Man! “Giving Back” is always a Rewarding Experience for those of us who know what it means to do so!

Best Regards: Rick

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 05-15-2018 02:33 AM

Great project and so good of you to organize the work. Very neat to have the high school students involved as well.

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#3 posted 05-17-2018 03:38 PM

Wonderful. What’s the size of the blanks? How long does it take to turn each one?

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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#4 posted 05-18-2018 12:53 AM

I can turn one in about 30 minutes depending the species of wood. The blank for the top is 5” dia, 2” thick. Base blank is 6” dia, 1 1/2 thick. Stem is 1 1/2 sq, 12” long. Finished height should be between 13” to 15”. You must finish with poly to make it moisture proof.

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