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Project by Chefdavid posted 04-10-2011 12:08 AM 1680 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a few of my first honey dippers that I have turned on my new lathe. It sure did take a little practice to learn how to use it and the tools that I bought. The ones on the Right have been finished with Beeswax. Now I am HOOKED for life! Thanks for looking!

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Napoleon

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#1 posted 04-10-2011 12:11 AM

They look very nice:) i just got a lathe too and are hooked so ill better make a couples of “be├Ęs” to :D

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TurnTurnTurn

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#2 posted 04-10-2011 12:22 AM

Very nice start and welcome to the world of turning!!!!!

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Chefdavid

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#3 posted 04-10-2011 12:31 AM

Thanks TurnTurn!! Napoleon, trust me I have had a lot more goofs than successful projects but it is getting better. I have a bucket full of mess ups that I am trying to figure out what to do with!

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#4 posted 04-10-2011 12:37 AM

We must just practice chefdavid :)

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Chefdavid

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#5 posted 04-10-2011 01:14 AM

Practice Practice is the fun Part!!!

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#6 posted 04-10-2011 01:14 AM

Looking good!
I have a sketch hanging in the workshop for one of these, so one day I might join your club.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#7 posted 04-10-2011 03:57 AM

Good to have another turner out there. I am about to start two hives of honey bees. I may need to make one or two of these. Any particular woods to use and / or avoid?
Thanks, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Chefdavid

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#8 posted 04-10-2011 04:00 AM

Have done some research, use hardwood with close tight grains. I also read that you really do not need to finish them. Just rinse and dry.

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#9 posted 04-10-2011 02:42 PM

chefdavid looks like the bug has gotten you. welcome to the lathe it is such a fun tool to play with. as for the scraps…. they always make a nice addition to the bon fire which allows you to NOT have to look at the oups-es. lol thanks for posting

-- wooley

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#10 posted 04-10-2011 08:31 PM

Yup, you caught it. LOL The fun (and kinda funly frustrating) thing is that we all want to keep trying something more difficult. Wanna see what you do next! As the world turns…
Stephen

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#11 posted 04-10-2011 11:48 PM

Oh no, not another one “sicked in” :)))
enjoy your turning, you will get a lot of inspiration here @ LJ’s
Nice dippers as a starter

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

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Chefdavid

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#12 posted 04-12-2011 02:38 AM

LOL!! A Bon Fire…. I just might have to have one of those!! Thanks for all the great comments! I look forward to posting my next project on the lathe!

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