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06-19-2017 02:47 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip purpleheart zebrawood lathe turning

Didn’t feel like doing anything serious this evening, so I just did a few small turnings. Christmas ornaments out of Zebra and Purple heart. The screwdriver I think is Lace wood, but wouldn’t swear to it. A lady gave me a box of small wood pieces years ago and I don’t know what they all are.

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#1 posted 06-19-2017 03:23 AM

“Didn’t feel like doing anything serious this evening” huh? Looks like a lot of talent and quite a bit of work to me. Nice!

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#2 posted 06-19-2017 03:28 AM

Thanks Mike, it really isn’t anything much, I keep a lot of pen blanks around and just use 4 of them to turn and inside out ornament.

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#3 posted 06-19-2017 07:06 AM

Nice ornaments my friend and handle… we all need a break from time to time, I haven’t done something for some days now as I was under the weather but today I might pay a visit to the shop :D hahaha

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#4 posted 06-19-2017 12:38 PM

Very nice. You almost make me want to do some turning.

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#5 posted 06-19-2017 01:19 PM

Mighty fine looking work Dan. I’d love to see what happens when you get “serious”!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 06-19-2017 02:25 PM

Sweet inside-out turnings, Dan!

Like the screwdriver, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 06-19-2017 02:26 PM

Very nice. Love the screwdriver. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 06-19-2017 05:19 PM

Mighty fine looking work Dan. I d love to see what happens when you get “serious”!

- HokieKen

You will Kenny!

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#9 posted 06-25-2017 03:14 PM

Cute items, Dan. I am just gonna have to get a lathe one of these days.

Starting to work on the project posts a little, but the priorities have been in the shop. We are going down to La Conner for a couple of weeks this Wednesday, so trying to get the table mostly done before I go.

I have a project in La Conner that needs posting as well… and I should have more time there.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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