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Some Christmas Turning

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Project by HokieKen posted 12-26-2019 07:38 PM 648 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just some quick turnings I did for Christmas gifts this year.

First two pics are some penlights. Left to right are Purpleheart, Ironwood, Pinecones cast in resin from KelleyCrafts and cast Pinecone/Blue Gum

Next is a simple Purpleheart pen.

Fourth picture is a couple of quick ring holders from Walnut and Paduak.

Finally, a couple sets of one-handed salt and pepper grinders. First set is Walnut (pepper) and Curly Maple (salt) and second set is some Mesquite with a Maple cap for the salt and a Katalox cap for the pepper.

Just some quick gifts for family but even though they’re simple, people always appreciate hand-made gifts so it’s a win-win in my book. They enjoy the product and I get to enjoy a day at the lathe :-)

Hope everyone’s holiday is/was relaxing and enjoyable :-)

Comments and questions welcome as always!

Edit to add kit links:

Flashlight Kit

Pepper Grinder Kit

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!





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Lazyman

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#1 posted 12-26-2019 07:43 PM

Nice Kenny. I like the penlights. Where did you get that kit? I’m also going to have to get some of those one handed mills too.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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HokieKen

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#2 posted 12-26-2019 07:53 PM



Nice Kenny. I like the penlights. Where did you get that kit? I’m also going to have to get some of those one handed mills too.

- Lazyman


Thanks Nathan. I meant to add links in the OP and forgot so I edited and put the links to the PSI kits at the bottom.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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JayT

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#3 posted 12-26-2019 08:15 PM

Looks good, Kenny. I some of the Woodcraft ice cream scoops and pizza cutters for my family. Might have to see if some place other than PSI carries those one handed salt and pepper grinders and give them a look for next year.

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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HokieKen

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#4 posted 12-26-2019 08:20 PM

Turning is fun isn’t it JayT? :-) I wouldn’t want to spend all my shop time at the lathe but I spent about 12 hours on these gifts (and all the failed blanks…) the other day and thoroughly enjoyed the change of pace and instant gratification.

Woodcraft has the grinders too if you’re too high-falutin’ for PSI ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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pottz

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#5 posted 12-26-2019 08:34 PM

nice selection of gifts kenny,i kinda like those ginders myself and for a 5 buck difference psi is good enough for me.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 12-26-2019 08:43 PM

Turning would probably be more fun if I was better at it, but there’s just not enough time or inclination to practice—I’d rather be making planes. If I could figure out how to make a round hand plane on the lathe, then maybe.

Not high-falutin’ at all, just that my experiences with PSI have turned me off from ever purchasing from them again. I’d rather pay a little more to support a company that treats their customers better.

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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HokieKen

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#7 posted 12-26-2019 08:51 PM

Thanks pottz :-)

JayT – I was kidding about being high-falutin’ but good to know about PSI customer service. I’ve only ordered from them twice and never had any issues so I haven’t had to deal with CS. Poor CS will make me spend more money elsewhere for the same product too though so I don’t blame you.


Turning would probably be more fun if I was better at it, ...

- JayT

I can say that about a LOT of things!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#8 posted 12-26-2019 09:10 PM

i see you putting that beautiful lathe to work very nice turned gifts you made GREAT JOB :<)) I simply love them penlights

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Dave Polaschek

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#9 posted 12-26-2019 09:15 PM

Nice job making some sticks round, Kenny. ;-)

I’ve got a salt grinder (it was a gift), but I also realize they’re complete BS. Can’t see ever giving one. Pepper, that needs grinding, since it goes stale after being ground. Salt? Grinding it just makes it smaller. Why not just buy smaller salt to begin with? It’s a freakin’ rock!

Ok. Done ranting. Nice presents! Pretty!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#10 posted 12-26-2019 09:16 PM

Wow, looks good. i might have to try those salt and pepper grinders

-- Ty

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HokieKen

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#11 posted 12-26-2019 11:07 PM

I agree totally Dave but people like matched sets so there ya go ;-)

Thanks Tony and Ty! The grinders do look really nice and they actually work really well too. But, surprisingly, the flashlights were the big hit of the year. My wife already asked if I could make her one for Valentines day and my Mom requested one for her birthday. Go figure…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#12 posted 12-26-2019 11:14 PM

Lookin good, Kenny. I am sure you made some people happy with those. The background noise in the photo of the penlight suggests that youve been baggin up “product,” hmmmm…...

Dave, thanks for making me laugh, again.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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HokieKen

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#13 posted 12-26-2019 11:30 PM

Had to look again Brian :-)) From the state of the bags, it should be obvious that I was UN-bagging the product ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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pottz

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#14 posted 12-26-2019 11:46 PM

hey im glad to see your goin lite with the cool whip kenny,gotta watch those calories.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#15 posted 12-27-2019 12:07 AM

Lovely work Kenny, One thing is for sure about you Kenny, You definitely know your way around a lathe,
Great presents and so special to give and receive hand made presents.
Nice one.
Cheers
anth

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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