Last of the lathe work

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Project by Kindlingmaker posted 03-06-2011 08:50 PM 2058 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This grouping of little projects is an array of different things tried on the lathe for the first time. A bowl with stain, (you can not be color blind when coloring), a scoop, (fun), an asymmetrical turning, (don’t try this if you are afraid of the dark), pens, (you just have to make a couple of dozen or so), tea light, (started out nearly 4” tall and ended up just over 1”) oil lamp, eggs, (I have not yet figured out why yet), bottle stopper, a lidded box, (love the vacuum sound as the lid comes off) and some Tagua nut turnings, (this is some crazy stuff). Each one of these attempts is something new and different for me with each one presenting new challenges and learning something different. The wood lathe has so many possibilities. Now its time to return to the table saw, bandsaw, hand planes and making things with corners. I will return to the lathe but not for awhile…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#1 posted 03-06-2011 09:26 PM

Nice table top.

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#2 posted 03-06-2011 11:16 PM

Hey, Kindling- you’ve really put your lathe through its paces here. Not wanting to get stuck on any one thing, huh?
Nice set of projects. I’m intending to so some scoops soon, more closed for coffee, I think. Haven’t tried any off-center turning yet. I’m now so entrenched on the lathe that my tablesaw has become a staging unit for it. I hear this is common. Maybe you’ll do better!


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#3 posted 03-07-2011 04:00 AM

Hey Kindle’man you can’t give up now you are real;y getting into the swing, unless you are going to treat us to a selection of small pieces of furniture, luv t see that :))
Great way to get your head around a lathe

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 03-07-2011 04:24 AM

crank49 – that table is a commision job to turn it into something else. barbs – Turning is a wonderful way of being creative and I enjoy it very much but there are other things to learn and to try as well as projects that really need to get done. ; ) petag – If I had more time and materials I know I would like to keep pushing myself with turning. I just need to step back for a while and use what time I have do some right angle things.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 03-07-2011 07:31 PM


You are doing great!

Some day when I retire soon, I hope to be able spend more time turning.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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