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Here are a few turnings I did this last week or so. Just doing some practice and playing around. It is my main way to relax after work.

2 Footed Cups from pallet wood. Tall one is 5 tall x 2. Small is 2 1/4×1 1/2. Finish is mineral oil.

Another Zebrawood Bowl with Cocabolo Lid and Oak Finial. 3 1/2 diam x 4 tall. Only slightly hollowed. Finish is Tung Oil/Varnish. The finial was some of the hardest wood I have used so far. It is crotch grain and had to sharpen my tools three times just on this small piece in order to stop tearout and chattering. ( only sharpened once on the zebrawood).

First VERY hollow turning is next. Only 2 1/4×1 1/2. Hollowed to 1/8 wall all the way from lip to bottom. Had to make a new hollowing tool from an ALLEN wrench to get this done. Was a real challenge being so small. Opening is only 3/4 inch. Did not finish this with anything. Used shaveings to burnish at high speed after 400 grit. Think this is oak but not sure. More cut off bin wood.

Here are a couple of more Chain Pulls for a cieling fan. My one daughter likes to bowl so I made these for her.

Last is a couple more Christmass ornaments. Right one is Tulipwood 2 1/2 tall x 1 1/2. Left is Bubinga 2×1 1/2. Finished with Tung Oil/Varnish after 400 grit. (sanding was a PAIN)

Really enjoyed makeing all of these. Used a Jam Chuck on the bowls in order to finnish the bottoms. It is a challenge getting that fit correct. (Took 3 tries on the hollow form.) The lid for the box was also done with a jam chuck.

Hope you all enjoy these as much as I did makeing them.

The more I turn, the more I think I may have found my passion in wood. This is more relaxing and enjoyable then trying to get those corners tight on them boxes. haha

Please post all comments and suggestions. I am allways trying to push my skills and improve what I do.

Thank You for looking.

Scrappy

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Scappy all your pieces look great. I know what you mean about the passion for turning. I have been trying to learn myself and even took a one day bowl class (along with numerous books and DVD's) and I think I have the bug. Again nice job.
 

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scrappy ,
your enthusiasm is showing again !

it has been a real pleasure for me to watch
as you learn this turning stuff .

it makes it more accessible to a novice like me .

and i can see that you are stoked on it .

thanks !
 

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Scrappy, you're impressing me with all these turnings. You've got a great eye and a mighty steading hand on that lathe. Super job on every one of them. Your Passion shows! Thanks for sharing those.
 

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You sure have "The Touch" Scrappy!
I hope when I get my lathe I can make turnings as nice as yours.
 

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Scrappy, it does look like you are having fun with these. This is a nice way to use of those offcuts that we just can't bear to get rid of but which seem to keep on piling up. Thanks for the inspiration.
 

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Wow Scrappy
A big lot of cool projects they all look great. Always enjoy your comments too.
 

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these all look great i will have to show my daughter when see gets home from school
she has been wanting to go beyond pens i am sure this will give her some ideas
 

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nice little turnings,I know what you mean about turning ,when things aren't going well making a box or small cabinet I go to the lathe and just play around
 

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Very nice!...and the finish on them is excellent. Great ideas.

Thanks for the wonderful inspirations….it is giving me the yearn to turn….

As soon as these fires are under control….and the temperature drops down to something comfortable…I want to get back into the shop and fire up the new lathe….
 

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Nice work Scrappy. You learn fast, and with the passion you have you may be our next Trifern. You just keep on keepin on. I love your work and different woods.
 

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Thank you all for the great comments. I am glad you like the pieces.

I really do enjoy turning. Right now I have a staved bowl (purpleheart and curly maple) in the final glue up stage in the shop. Hope to get turning on it this weekend. If it doesn't explode, I will post soon.

It is so great to have experienced people review my work and like it. Also nice to know that I can let other beginers like myself know, that it may not be perfect, but give it a try. You might enjoy a new talent, or find a new passion in woodworking. I have been influanced by many on this site and hope to pass on my love for the craft to others.

Thank You.

Scrappy
 

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Nice turnings Scrappy. Glad you are enjoying turning. It is fun to watch you progress and dream up new things all the time. Keep it up!
 
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