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TURNED OAK ACORN

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Project by Tzweber posted 11-11-2018 08:55 PM 639 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally got my lathe in place in the new shop and cleaned the months of dust and surface rust off it last night. Thought I’d chuck up the 8/4 oak blank that had been hiding under it for years and turn it to see if everything was working correctly after the move. This is what I ended up making. The walnut plate I turned a few years ago. Wife just thought it looked nice on there and requested more of them.





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socrbent

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#1 posted 11-11-2018 09:58 PM

For a “master of none” your little acorn looks very well done.

-- socrbent Ohio

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Tzweber

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#2 posted 11-11-2018 10:12 PM

Thank you! I’m thinking it would be fun to try carving an oak leaf to go with the acorns. That’s a type of woodworking I’ve never tried. I’ll post a picture if I manage to succeed at it.

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leafherder

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#3 posted 11-11-2018 11:04 PM

“Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow” – and you turned that old saying upside down and made a tiny acorn from a might oak. What a fun project. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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Tzweber

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#4 posted 11-11-2018 11:28 PM

Haha I thought of that very saying as I was rounding off the blank trying to think of something to make from it. I always love just throwing a piece of wood in the lathe and seeing what develops. It’s relaxing vs. turning spindles and legs where you’re always checking diameter and placement of cuts.

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#5 posted 11-12-2018 07:34 AM

Nice and smooth!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-13-2018 02:13 AM

That’s a wonderful piece! I also like the wood beneath it…figured walnut?

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Tzweber

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#7 posted 11-13-2018 12:14 PM

Yep. The plate was made from an offcut I found in the scrap bin at a cabinet shop I used to work at.

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#8 posted 11-15-2018 12:28 AM

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