Making Tulips

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Last weekend a friend came round and taught me how to turn Tulips, I’ve almost made a good size bunch now. No photo-shoot until I feel fully competent.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 03-17-2013 08:18 AM

Beautiful Tulips!
That reminds me of an old friend (LOL)... who sang a great song in 1929…

For you Old Timers… WHO was he... that sang… ”Tip Toe through the Tulips”??

Think back to those good OLD… VERY OLD DAYS… Seven years before I was born…
Who sang that song…??

Hint: He used a guitar…









You will find the answer here... No fair peeking…!!

... Here is another rendition...

OK, how many of you oldies knew it?

I saw him at The Orange Show fair in San Bernardino, CA when I was a kid 8-9 years old… He was GREAT... I can see him to this day… I was 5’-6’ away from him as he stood on the stage!

Nice job, Harry… you did good!
... I don’t see how you did it… Must have been a good trick on the lathe…

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#2 posted 03-17-2013 01:02 PM

Those are great Harry!! I am looking forward to your photo shoot on these.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 03-17-2013 01:28 PM

Great job on these.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 03-17-2013 01:33 PM

Harry, these look great. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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John Ormsby

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#5 posted 03-17-2013 05:21 PM

Joe, it was Tiny Tim who sang tiptoe through the tulips.

Nice looking tulips.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#6 posted 03-17-2013 09:10 PM

Those are great. We need photos or even better, a tutorial!

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#7 posted 03-17-2013 10:22 PM

Never was a Tiny Tim fan. But these tulips I like!

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. If traffic is passing you on the right, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG DAMN LANE.

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#8 posted 03-18-2013 03:18 AM

YES YES YES MORE PHOTOS and how you cut them!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#9 posted 03-18-2013 01:23 PM

Very Nice. I was taught how to make 4 petal tulips. I would be interested in how you get a 5 petal one.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#10 posted 03-18-2013 02:21 PM

Thanks guys for your nice comments. At the moment my lathe is dismantled in readiness for delivery of a new midi lathe with electronic speed control and digital readout. Because I tend to be always in a hurry, to get things done, I have never had time to change belts for optimum speed on the lathe, mill and drill press and considered one speed suits all jobs. I now realize that this is not so! I’ve also been taught how to really sharpen tools on my Tormek, and what a difference sharp chisels make! I will post a photo-shoot as soon as possible after receiving and setting up the new lathe.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#11 posted 03-18-2013 03:48 PM

Looking forward to learning how you make them.

I googled wooden tulips and wooden flowers. Nothing as nice as yours came up.

Perhaps a simple written description?

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#12 posted 03-18-2013 09:29 PM

It turned out very nice! A lot of details—- The details are fantastic! What an unexpected immense execution! Superb work! You should be proud of yourself!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#13 posted 03-20-2013 02:59 PM

Very beautiful and attractive tulips. Great wood combo and finish. Looking forward to more photos and tutorial.

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#14 posted 03-21-2013 02:15 AM

I now have my new lathe set-up and in the next few days will make another Tulip and do a photo-shoot.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 03-21-2013 02:54 AM

Those are really neat, Harry!!!!!!
You’re making me jealous on getting that new lathe! I need one too.
I look forward to sse how you make these!!....Cheers,.........Jim

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

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