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Project by thebarof posted 04-12-2011 11:14 PM 1704 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In plain old oak, It is much bigger then the first I made, And it spins pretty well, I just need to get more fiber and test drive it. It is .5 oz, 15 grams 9.25 inches long


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#1 posted 04-13-2011 03:40 AM

Nice bottom,

.... the spindle, nice bottom on the spindle ;)
Nice and smooth shaft.

You may want to try a consistant reduction of width on the shaft from the bottom to the tip top.
I find that the spindle spindle faster and longer as this kind of design is well balanced.
Your spindle should spin just fine the way it is, and it came out great for being only your second project.

Oak is not the easiest wood to work with, so…very good job indeed.


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#2 posted 04-13-2011 07:09 AM

Thank you, this is the second time I have played with oak, and I can say with plenty of confidence…. I HATE IT.. LOL

Thank you, I had to jimmy it a tad to get the spindle ends worked on the lathe, I have pin jaws and with padding I was able to scoot and work on the ends. When Wil gets back we will be making a jig to make working on the points and tapers much easier.

I am thinking of making the ‘skirt’ a tad lower and concave. And work on refining the ‘heart’ more.

but overall I am pleased, is my first working russian, and I am loving it.

Thank you for the compliment.


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