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First attempt to turn a live edge

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Project by murrayintokyo posted 03-12-2019 01:52 PM 350 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt to turn a live edge on something, in this case it was a crotch branch I scavenged from a nearby park that was trimming some Sakura (Japanese Cherry) trees. I was surprised the bark stayed on! Its fairly small, maybe 6-7 inches tall or so…

The inside wasn’t as nice as it could’ve been… and sanding on the lathe was quite a challenge with the ‘wings’ of the vase. I think I will watch some more you tube videos for some hints before I attempt another.. but overall I’m pleased.





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cmmyakman

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#1 posted 03-12-2019 02:45 PM

Nice figure on the grain

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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James E McIntyre

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#2 posted 03-17-2019 12:39 AM

You turned something that looked like a weird pair of pants into a work of art!
Great job and nice Rikon lade. Ricon makes some of the best products.
Keep posting the wonderful projects.

-- James E McIntyre

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murrayintokyo

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#3 posted 03-17-2019 02:46 AM

Thanks everyone. I really wasn’t sure what I would end up with… first time to try something like this. It turned out pretty good but sure gave me some ideas on future projects!! Japanese Cherry is really nice stuff to work with!

I’m really happy with the Rikon lathe!! I was surprised I could get it here in Japan (power tools options are more limited). No complaints at all and really looking forward to getting more time to make more stuff. (Kids and job make shop time very limited..)

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James E McIntyre

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#4 posted 03-18-2019 10:21 PM

I forgot to ask you, did you use an iPhone or a camera? If so what kind?

I had an uncle named Frank Murray (you look a little like him) who lived in Scranton. He was married to my fathers sister.
Any relation?

What brought you to Japan?

-- James E McIntyre

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murrayintokyo

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#5 posted 03-20-2019 09:55 PM

James,

I used a small Fuji camera with a telephoto lens. iPhones can do a good job too, but more difficult to get that soft blurry background.
- no relation to Frank-

Japan? well I was young and directionless… just came with a backpack and no plan… almost 20 years later I have made it my home and done fairly well for myself!! once you get past the language it is a pretty comfortable place to be. I just need a bigger shop!!!


I forgot to ask you, did you use an iPhone or a camera? If so what kind?

I had an uncle named Frank Murray (you look a little like him) who lived in Scranton. He was married to my fathers sister.
Any relation?

What brought you to Japan?

- James E McIntyre


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James E McIntyre

307 posts in 1621 days


#6 posted 03-21-2019 11:00 PM

Thanks for the info. I think most of us could a bigger shop.
I know I could use one.
How did you keep that piece in the lade once the y part was cut out?

-- James E McIntyre

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