Mother-in-laws gift

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Project by Rockbuster posted 02-09-2013 04:03 AM 1882 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am only two months late in getting this here, I thought that it was posted. Mother-in-law stopped over the house one day, I was playing around on the lathe, and had a couple of eggs turned. She saw them and was awe struck, and kept commenting how she would like to have a couple of them. Told the wife, I’ll make her a few of them. Afew turned out to be about a dozen and a half. Here are some of them. Kinda hard to hold this many eggs in your hands, so I ended up making this segmented bowl to hold them all. As you can see, we have a pesky squirrel in the neighborhood, and he decided to hide one of the giant acorns among the eggs.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#1 posted 02-09-2013 04:12 AM

This is really neat.

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#2 posted 02-09-2013 04:14 AM

I was off to bed but had to check my email one last time. I see that a lumberjock posted a new project. (Can you tell I’m hooked on this site). I had to find out what it was. Its’ Rockbuster again with a new story and another cool project! Very nice bowl and eggs! You make some cool things! This would make a nice center piece!
Ok.. I’m off to la la land, Good night!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 02-09-2013 05:12 AM

great job on both projects.


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#4 posted 02-09-2013 02:15 PM

These look great how do you turn an egg?

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#5 posted 02-09-2013 05:23 PM

Pudtiny, I usually just chuck a 2” square about 4” long in my 4 jaw chuck, bring up the tailstock, and turn an oblong shape with the longest taper of the egg starting about a 1/4” from the tailstock, when you are satisfied with the overall shape, back off the tailstock, and finish the long end of the egg ,now concentrate on the other wider part of the egg get it to your liking, sand, apply the finish of your choice, then part it off of the lathe, finish up by hand sanding where you parted off, and finish.

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#6 posted 02-09-2013 06:11 PM

Awsome eggs!They are adorable.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 02-09-2013 08:05 PM

Man, that should keep the MIL sweet for a long time! Beautifully done, eggs and bowl.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-11-2013 03:24 PM

Wonderfully shaped eggs especially the acorn. Perfect match on that beautiful bowl. A great decor in the living room.

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#9 posted 02-11-2013 04:20 PM

She’ll love it. You did a real nice job on that.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 02-11-2013 04:27 PM

Neat eggs. And I like the bowl EVEN BETTER!

If you can make a bowl this beautiful, why didnt you make an egg carton out of wood. Now THAT would be something for her to keep on her kitchen counter :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#11 posted 02-15-2013 04:30 AM

What a great gift! Are the eggs hard boiled???? Hee Heee

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 04-10-2014 02:38 PM

I’d say you were doing a little more than ”… playing around on the lathe …”!

Nice work … I especially like the variety of wood species you used and the bowl.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#13 posted 02-02-2015 12:51 PM

I’m happy to see someone has all their eggs in a basket.. :) Nicely done. Some super nice turnings.

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

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