Playing/practicing with the lathe

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Project by tinman_362 posted 09-06-2011 11:54 PM 1654 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some free time today, with nothing to do. Had some fun playing/practicing with the lathe.

1 – What I did with my free time.
2 – Mesquite bracelets
3 – Two walnut and one oak bracelet
4 – Oak cup?
5 – Mesquite Cup?
6 – Red Cedar Cup?

I showed one of my daughters the bracelets and asked if she would wear them, to which she replied “nobody wears wooden bracelets anymore”..... Maybe I’ll tell my wife that they are drape holders.

Any Feedback is appreciated.

Thank You

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#1 posted 09-07-2011 12:00 AM

Yup. I’m doing the same thing with my new lathe. I have a lot of oak and maple from some recently felled trees, so I’m turning a lot rough forms while the wood is green.

What I’m finding is the wood and its grain is defining the shape more than I do.

A lot of fun!

-- John from Hampstead

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#2 posted 09-07-2011 12:55 AM

So you finally got the cutoff ..awesome

-- "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed." ~Chinese Proverb~

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 08:32 AM

The funnest time on a lathe is when you have no plan and just play.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#4 posted 09-07-2011 08:53 AM

Practice looks to be going very well but you have to try harder to keep up with the fashion lol.

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

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#5 posted 09-07-2011 02:33 PM

Practice is always a good idea! I practiced on my lathe all weekend, but I think my technique needs more work…

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