Firewood turnings

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I purchased my first lathe a few months ago and started to try and learn how to use it. I had no turning experience so I figured that the firewood pile would be a good place to start.
The lathe is a vintage craftsman bench top model so with some scraps and some cheap tools
this is some of my first ever turnings. Not much of a project to show off but it’s the only things I have taken pictures of.

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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#1 posted 02-02-2008 05:01 AM

i wood like to get in that wood pile.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#2 posted 02-02-2008 05:08 AM

We had a big storm take down a big walnut and a cherry tree, the trunks are currently over a friends place waiting for there turn on his mill and the tops were cut up for bonfires next summer. When the logs are milled hopefully I’ll have something really worth posting here.

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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#3 posted 02-02-2008 06:44 AM

looking good ! you taught yourself well !

welcome to lj’s

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 02-02-2008 07:25 AM

Frank a great job on the turnings. Nice firewood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 02-02-2008 12:58 PM

I’ve been turning a couple of years and your work is excellent. Must have a good instructor ;)

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#7 posted 02-02-2008 01:06 PM

I had to read your description twice to see if I actually read you had no experience turning, those are some very nice pieces.

-- I can build us one.

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#8 posted 02-02-2008 01:34 PM

Very nice Frank. It is amazing what you find on the firewood heap.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 02-02-2008 02:57 PM

I give up. Between the posting for the boxes and turnings I am going to have to find more shop time somehow. These are gorgeous pieces that were almost (gasp) firewood. If these are “first” pieces then either (1) you have missed your calling as a woodworker or (2) turning is so easy that anyone can do it.

Somehow I suspect that (1) is the case here.

Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 02-02-2008 05:55 PM

Very nice first work! That bowl is really nice with the way it necks down, that is not easy!! And you should check out the 2X4 contest and ask yourself how much of that walnut is really firewood?!?

-- Woodworking is Life. Anything before or after is just waiting.--S. McQueen sort of

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#11 posted 02-02-2008 07:00 PM

these are lovely !!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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