A couple of turnings

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Project by matter posted 02-03-2008 05:31 PM 1787 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got some turning tools for Christmas from my Parents. Started out with some bowls out of apple, and a vase from cedar.

The apple is from the farm where I grew up- my own personal burl supply now!

The cedar was left over from a deck we built last summer.

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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#1 posted 02-03-2008 05:36 PM

looks like fun

welcome to lumberjocks

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#2 posted 02-03-2008 06:09 PM

These are very nice pieces and I enjoy the story behind them. You are preserving a piece of your personal history by using the burls from your childhood home. Obviously your parents knew exactly what to give you for Christmas.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 02-03-2008 06:10 PM

oh wow… how long have you been turning?

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

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#4 posted 02-03-2008 09:18 PM

About a month….

I have had the lathe for a while, but no tools. I just periodically put a piece of lumber on the face plate and watched it go around.

Now I’m hooked. And for the first time ever, all of my files & rasps have handles.

The last wind storm took down some nice old trees, so my friends & clients have amassed a collection of Manitoba maple & Hard maple burls. It’s kind of neat for every piece to have a story.

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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#5 posted 02-03-2008 11:06 PM

Nice turnings, period. Then add that you have only been turning about a month and Wowzer!

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#6 posted 02-04-2008 02:47 AM

Nice turnings.

-- Andy

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