wooden articulating arm produces first project

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Project by bushmaster posted 01-11-2019 05:54 AM 2520 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The day after I posted the articulating arm project I used it to complete its first project to I guess prove to you it would work. I think you already thought it would, thanks for all the interest in this project, as allot of you viewed it. the original block of wood was green birch and it majorly cracked apart, all I had that was seasoned was an old old piece of yellow cedar. outside was cracked and sapwood rotted. My idea was to use it and then the cracks would just be all around the outside edges. I would use end log sealer to protect the solid center. In the end I could not find my can of end log sealer and I think once the inside was removed the wood had its own plan anyway. I finished up and I kinda like it, cracks and all, after all it is my first real hollow turning.

Mounted, let the fun begin

Chip flying, fun, taking shape

shaped up, cracks on;;y on the outside, so far according to plan.

Finishing process, WOP and then More WOP, wow was that wood ever thirsty, no one had given it a drink in along time, by the next day it was starting taking on a shine, as well as flexing its muscles and developing more cracks. They kinda opened up and closed as the inside and outside stabilized. The end result was acceptable to me.

I added another shorter video, using the articulating arm for this project, and some additional ideas and suggestions. It is a joy to use.

Thanks for staying with me in the development and use of this project, Comments and suggestions appreciated.

Ps 8 hours later, Mystery, Last night I went to post this project, hit post and went round and round and the said CONNECTION TIMED OUT. I COULD NOT GET IT BACK, ONLY THE FIRST THUMBNAIL. So I redid the whole thing with a shorter text. Tired wanted to go to bed. Well this morning I get up and checked my post. and here it is THE FIRST ONE. Originally I checked to see if it posted and it didn’t. Can anyone solved this MYSTERY. I am stumped, what happened to the second one. Maybe I should go back to BED TILL TOMORROW, and it would appear

Ps again, I see the other Thumbnails didn’t show so will redo those now, this is weird, guess it is to early in the morning to make sense, I don’t drink coffee or alcohol. would that help. my head is spinning

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 01-11-2019 06:37 AM

As usual a very nice project!

Keep posting them “All-Master!”

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

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#2 posted 01-11-2019 07:18 AM

You can be happy with your new tool and also with the result. Well done and thanks for sharing.


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#3 posted 01-11-2019 08:22 AM


-- bambi

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#4 posted 01-11-2019 08:52 AM

I knew it would work.
Really nice piece and I love the cracks.
Natural is good.


-- 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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#5 posted 01-11-2019 09:18 AM

Turned out that this arm was very succsseful project, as well as this awesome bowl.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-11-2019 09:33 AM

Love the way a good Wood turner removes the what looks ordinary and reveilles the beaut that was hidden within. Top marks Brian

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 01-11-2019 12:00 PM

good looking vessel

-- 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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#8 posted 01-11-2019 03:02 PM

if any 1 could get this ARM producing beautiful vessels like this I knew you could do it Brian GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#9 posted 01-11-2019 03:37 PM

Great shape for the vessel. The cracks definitely put it into ‘a one of a kind’ category.
Nice way to enjoy life!

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

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#10 posted 01-11-2019 03:48 PM

Very beautiful results.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#11 posted 01-11-2019 07:16 PM

That’s a fine looking vessel Brian and it looks like the arm was up to the test. I bet you already have ideas for some bigger projects.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 01-12-2019 01:34 AM

Beautiful! Well done Brian. Dumb question as I’m a newbie turner: what is WOP?

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#13 posted 01-12-2019 03:04 AM

Great job Brian

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

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#14 posted 01-12-2019 07:42 AM

That’s a beauty Brian, great finish too! Looks like your arm worked good.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#15 posted 01-12-2019 01:57 PM

Beautiful! Well done Brian. Dumb question as I’m a newbie turner: what is WOP?

- mdzehr

WOP is “Wipe on Polyester” finish.


-- 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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