Wing Box. first and maybe last

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Project by paplou posted 03-29-2011 11:41 PM 1793 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I watched a video on doing a project like this and said looks easy. Duh wrong. What a scary thing to do the first time, watching your tool inside of the piece your cutting. Might be less scary if you had a chuck to mount it on with. As i was turning I could see it in my mind coming off and taking part of my body with it. My lathe is a $50.00 lathe made by Sears way back when.
THE box is made of cherry.


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#1 posted 03-30-2011 12:05 AM

It looks really cool, I know what you mean I’ve turned a bowl with a square outer shape before and have gotten my knuckles struck by the corners will it was turning at a good clip.

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#2 posted 03-30-2011 12:39 AM

You realy need the speed right up for these & practice shadow turning :)

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

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#3 posted 03-30-2011 12:44 AM

Nice looking box and I found out that every tool is scary to use at first but then you get used to it.


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#4 posted 03-30-2011 02:20 AM

Excellent job! Alot of turners have the first one in multiple parts so you are one up on them already. I have had quite of few of these become “design opportunities” or designated small parts holders….Give it another turn. Faster is better for these and light cuts.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#5 posted 03-30-2011 02:47 AM

Very nice, unique design, makes you stop and take a look, for a first seems to be a real success, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#6 posted 03-30-2011 03:02 AM

Wonderful box

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 03-30-2011 02:32 PM

The box looks terrific and you still have all your body parts intact, great job!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#8 posted 03-30-2011 07:34 PM

You did it congratulations!
I have made a variety of these, 2, 3, and 4 legged ones. Mostly for the challenge of doing it. Unfortunately most people who see them don’t realize exactly how it was done so you have to explain the challenge. (-;
The whole purpose for making these in my mind is the challenge. We could always turn it full circle and cut off the sides but that would be too easy and waste wood.
High speed is essential and I found that gluing thin scrap pieces of waste wood on each edge helps prevent chip out on the edges.t. The remaining waste wood can be cut, scrapped, or sanded off before finishing.

-- Les B, Oregon

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