Gabby's Baby Rattle

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Project by SgtRich posted 06-11-2013 07:50 AM 1516 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First time posting on LJ.
This is the second Oak rattle I have made. It’s for a work friend’s baby girl, Gabby.
I used Red Oak and sealed with Olive Oil.

The slightly longer back story is I turned this on Jet 42inch Lathe that sat untouched in the shop at work until I decided to give turning a shot. A captured ring rattle seemed to be a great exercise and fun project. It is becoming a go-to for gifts.

Now it’s time to figure out how to sharpen the tools.

-- Every day is another opportunity to create something great. [email protected]

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#1 posted 06-11-2013 11:45 AM

Wow this is great. Awesome job and welcome to LumberJocks.
Trust me you will catch the wood turing bug sooner or later.


-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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Craig Havran

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#2 posted 06-11-2013 01:02 PM

Very cool. Welcome to Lumberjocks!! This is such a great community with a wealth of knowledge. Keep turnin’!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#3 posted 06-12-2013 04:39 AM

It looks great. How does olive oil hold as a sealer? Sounds like a good idea for baby stuff.

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#4 posted 06-17-2013 03:35 PM

It’s a beautiful rattle and it’s way better than plastic ones. The lucky baby will get lots of fun playing with it. Great job and welcome!

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