first turnings since high school ( 36 years )

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Project by stan3443 posted 04-28-2012 03:38 AM 1668 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired by L J Smithy when he posted an irish wedding chalace he made. Mydaughter is geting married in june an i thought i want to make one for her. My wife bought me a lathe about 2 years ago at an auction and it just sat in the corner of the shop. So this was the push i neded to build a stand and get turning.So easter afternoon i made the egg on the left then decided to try a lidded egg (looks more like a bullet).now its time to turn the chalace forgot how hard end grain turning is. Now the captive rings not bad for first ones. found that strech wrap works great to hold the rings while you turn the rest.It’s 3”wide 7” tall no plans just turned it by eye. finished with salad bowl finish on the inside just wax on outside.this was just a test i”ll be making the one for the wedding out of cherry or maple she can’t decide

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#1 posted 04-28-2012 06:35 AM

36 years, huh! Well, you haven’t forgotten anything. Great job. Very nice pieces.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#2 posted 04-28-2012 02:33 PM

Very nicely done! glad to help inspire you; and I like that lidded egg, I may have to try something like that!

-- Kevin, Indiana

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#3 posted 04-29-2012 04:10 PM

36 years wow lest hope the turning bug keeps hold of you this time
well turned looking forward to seeing the one you make in cherry


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#4 posted 05-01-2012 04:30 AM

Very Nice Love the clean lines.

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