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Project by hairy posted 01-20-2012 01:34 AM 1505 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m just kicking the last of the flu. I had about 3 weeks of laying around feeling lousy. Only 3 or 4 days of really sick, the rest of the time I just wanted to watch the tube and drink tea.

I don’t have a real project going, but I just wanted to do something. A couple of pencil pots and another spurtle.
The walnut pot and the ash spurtle are from firewood I was given. The cherry pot is from a kiln dried scrap.

Measure once, cut twice or something like that. I didn’t measure anything, but the cherry is about 4” tall.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 02:16 AM

Nice pots.
I like the spiral on the spurtle.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 02:17 AM

Nice pots!

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 02:31 AM

I’m hearin ya loud n clear… I’ve had a rotten bug since xmas. Still got sludge in my upper chest. all I’ve done all year is sleep/eat/sleep/eat…..... and on a few good days, I think I’ve looked at every project on Lumberjocks .lol hope by next week, I can have nuff strength to walk further than the porcelain and get out to the shop. OH, and nice projects

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 01-20-2012 02:34 AM

The second holder is very nice!

-- Gina - Pottstown, PA

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#5 posted 01-20-2012 04:19 AM

Dealing with the chest and head thing myself. Hope you are 100% well very soon , Hairy : )

I like your turnings and the way you captured the curly grain and the rays in each piece.
I guess I’m going to have to Google the “spurtle” though : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 01-20-2012 05:21 AM

all good BUD … good to see you are back at it.

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

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#7 posted 01-20-2012 07:44 AM

Fun kicking around ,good show.

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#8 posted 01-20-2012 03:21 PM

Hello Hairy !

sorry you were under the weather, glad to see you are up and about ! nice pots you’ve turned there, and please enlighten me, what is a spurtle ? I take it, it is the handsome twisty thing you hold in your hand ? but what are a spurtle ?

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#9 posted 01-20-2012 03:24 PM

Your body may have been sick, but your creative side was working just fine !

Very nice :-)

Hope you’re feeling better….

A “spurtle” is a cross between a “spork” (which is—itself—a cross between a spoon and a fork) and a turtle. Hope that helps :-P

-- -- Neil

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#10 posted 01-20-2012 04:45 PM

A spurtle is a stick to stir food.I like making my own cooking tools. Mine are not really traditional, I put my own spin on them.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#11 posted 01-21-2012 01:55 AM

I like Neil’s description much better : ) LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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