the little blue guy

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Project by Thewoodman2000 posted 03-03-2014 03:02 AM 1224 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Samples make cool stuff. I get the old samples from the company I work for when the new stuff comes in. I am a project engineer for a custom cabinet shop that also produces counter tops. Hope you guys don’t mind my sharing these.
I don’t have any micro turning tools yet. I need to get some cement nails to grind my own. I could go and buy some but I don’t want to buy 500 lbs form one of the big box stores. I miss the old days where you could just buy 1 nail or screw if you wanted to. So even with the tools I have I was able to make this.
The Avonite that I used to turn this has small clear chunks in it so some places you can see thru the goblet. I had to glue two pieces together to make this goblet. There is a seam that you can see when the material is transparent like this one is. If you use solid color solid surface you don’t see the seam.
This stuff also makes some real cool jewelry items…

Thank for looking.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 03:09 AM

Try tractor supply, they sell by the lb. or less.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 03:18 AM

I hope the little blue guy stays in the goblet and you better make a lid for it .LOL
For this type of material should you not use carbide tip tools ?

-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 03:47 AM

Fun stuff! And I will say that I like mom’s vase too!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 05:14 PM

Jeff – I never thought of them as a resource – I will look into it – Thanks
Kiefer – Like it LOL – I learned along time ago with normal steel tooling. I have 1 carbide tipped tool and don’t really like it on plastics as much as using steel. I like the carbide on the wood for fast turn down.
Brett – Thanks for looking at my projects and the comments!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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