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Project by tyskkvinna posted 02-21-2012 04:40 PM 2317 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just some small turned projects I did over the weekend, wanted to share! :)

We’ve got one of those bolt-action pens with rock maple, a hidden keychain with olivewood, a spinning top with walnut, another hidden keychain with a glueup of rock maple and “something exotic”, a pen with rosewood and another shot of the olivewood keychain.

I had fun. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 04:51 PM

I love them all, but I think the top is my favorite! Great job Lis! Most important – you had fun making them! :D


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 04:56 PM

They all look cool, thanks for posting, maybe its the push I need to start turning again.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 05:13 PM


Sheila, you are so right. I spend so much of my time making things out of maple “because I have to”, that it was really nice to make a handful of things out of the wood I had laying around and play with exotics. Good for the woodworking soul.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 05:29 PM

Having fun is what it’s all about,cool turnings.


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#5 posted 02-21-2012 06:34 PM

Hello tyskkvinna

Nice work
I like them

A great addiction that turning wood

Have fun and nice work : simples pleasures but essentials

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 10:20 PM

Very nice projects:
Where did you get the parts for the bolt-action pen?
I have been looking into getting a mini lathe what brand are you using?

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#7 posted 02-21-2012 11:02 PM

do you find the top kits work well? as far a spinning goes, there obviously visually effective but are they functional haha.

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#8 posted 02-21-2012 11:57 PM

I got all of the hardware from Penn State Industries. they’re pretty good.

The top kit spins great! It was -REALLY- confusing to do the first time in assembly but then when I broke it down again, it made much more sense and now it can be used easily. I read some reviews that said it should really be wider than they recommend (2.5”) and as it happened I had nothing in that size range but I did have some 4” turned wood waiting for a project. So my top is 4” at the widest point and very stable. I don’t know if smaller would be okay….

Swede, I don’t know anything about mini lathes and I’m afraid I can’t help you! I used my CNC metal lathe to do this because it’s the only lathe I’ve got.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#9 posted 02-22-2012 12:41 AM

very kool. I started to order some o those bolt action kits, and I was too late.. I’m on the waiting list for em.. really nice job on everything. gr8 projects Lis

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

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#10 posted 02-22-2012 05:43 AM

Nice turnings, Liz. That wider top will perform much better than the size they recommend. I like the Penn State project supplies too!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 02-22-2012 06:24 AM

love your turnings.specially the bolt action bullet pen,oh and the money hider,oh and the top. i guess i like them all

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#12 posted 02-27-2012 01:06 PM

Swede, I use the Harbor Freight 8×12 mini lathture and love it. Nice turnings Moose.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#13 posted 03-16-2012 09:00 PM

i like them all but have to also vote for the top as my fav.
great job on such little works of art! :)

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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