There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)

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Project by Kerry Drake posted 05-11-2011 07:06 PM 1392 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just recently celebrated my 20th wedding anniversary, and as part of the celebration my wife and I took a private wood turning class together (neither of us having ever turned anything before).

I was able to set this up at McLaughlin Woods, where I had recently taken a joinery class. We had a load of fun and a lathe may well be in my shops future.

We ended up the day each making two turnings, one dry and other from a green cherry burl.

My Bowl from a dry blank

I decided in mid-turn that I wanted to try to do some hollow turning and didn’t make a bowl per se but more of a vase shaped thingy that we might put a t-light candle in or something like that.

All in all it was load of fun!

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH,

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#1 posted 05-11-2011 07:17 PM

Now that’s a way to celebrate your anniversary!
I especially like the burl turnings.
The bottom burl pictured looks like a muffin :-)

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#2 posted 05-11-2011 08:07 PM

I agree with Marty.

Glad to see another woodworker get the turning bug….be careful though….it is seriously addicting…and you may need to join a self help group to kick the habit (lol). Repeat after me – Hi, my name is (state your name here) and I am a turning addict…....there don’t you feel better now? LOL.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#3 posted 05-11-2011 08:13 PM

Wow, congrats on the twentieth anniversary. My wife and I are working on our twenty-fifth year, but She would never get that close to a power tool. It might be nice to have her take an interest in a wood working tool, but then I would have to share….....

Nice bowls.

-- Mel,

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#4 posted 05-11-2011 10:15 PM

Nice looking bowls. Just getting into turning too. It seems to be extremely hooky.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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