Practice Turnings

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Project by davidmackv posted 02-13-2014 03:16 PM 1260 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are just a few things I practiced on the lathe. They were all turned out of firewood. The candlestick cracked from quick loss of moisture after turning. It’s a goblet, candle stick holder and two spinning tops.

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#1 posted 02-13-2014 03:42 PM

Good practice this is exactly how I started. i got any material I could and threw it on an old Shopsmith my practice stuff wasn’t this good.

-- Tommy,

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#2 posted 02-13-2014 03:43 PM

They look good. Your on your way and there is no turning back. Keep turning.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 02-13-2014 03:48 PM

Yeah, my wife says I’m going to use all the firewood. I told her these are prototypes and better made out of firewood than wood I paid for with cash.

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#4 posted 02-14-2014 12:22 PM

Very nice!

Thanks for sharing!


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#5 posted 02-15-2014 04:52 AM

Great start.
Use whatever wood you can get a hold of. Fire wood, old table or chair legs, watch the neighborhood for tree trimmings, whatever. They are all great for practice and let you try a variety of wood types. ( a lot of furniture is maple, cherry, walnut. Have made some nice Christmas ornaments out of small cut offs)

Keep it up.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 02-15-2014 06:04 AM


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 02-15-2014 12:43 PM

When I turn it always seems to a practice. What is inside the wood is there to be found. Nice job man

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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