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drsurfrat

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11-17-2021 08:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: 2022 swap turning bowls bowling league resource carving

A woodworking swap vaguely related to bowls and turning.


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If you are new to swaps, it is simply an exchange between participants of something you made. You get a name (from me), you make something relevant, you send it to that person, and wait to see what shows up in the mail and from whom. Then we all post what we got in this thread, and later post what you made as a project. Search LumberJocks with “swap” to see other examples

Whether you are novice or veteran, you are welcome and encouraged to join in. The only type we DON’T want is someone that will not stick to the commitment.

NB Some specifics may change as we near the registration deadline.

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There are lots of LJ projects that are turned, and there are enough techniques that it would be a good place to showcase and/or try something new. No reason it has to be lathe-based, carving a bowl is just as beautiful, and much more time consuming. Wouldn’t necessarily need to be a bowl, either – spindles have their place. And if it is the first thing you have turned, Great! The only drawback is that you have to give it away. Here are a few challenging ideas:

thinnest wall you can get … green wood (a speed-run before it warps too much) … segmented / resin turning … post-process carving or additions … non-lathe carving … round boxes … screw threads … long spindle/cane … off-center turning … assembly / toy / nutcracker … milk stool … captive rings / baby rattle … giant sphere … get your first pen kit

Of course this is not an all-inclusive list. The idea is to showcase a technique you have developed, or to challenge yourself to do something you haven’t before. In the end, I hope there are a bunch of highly detailed projects that inspire everyone else to give it a try. Please take detailed pics so that we will be envious enough to try the technique ourselves… Please include pics of the tools – plain or custom – that you used, and your lathe if you used one. If you run out of room in the project area, just add them to the text area.

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Rules for this swap
Each participant makes their swap item(s) and will get a name and address via e-mail after the “progress picture” deadline to where they will be mailing their entry. Postage is to be paid by the sender. The LumberJock who you’re shipping to, as well as the one who is shipping to you, will be selected randomly. Unless there are special circumstances like the need for international shipping – I will not influence who anyone is paired with.

- Teaser shots are allowed, but please do not post finished pictures until after the reveal date. Also helpful are mistake pictures, they might help others avoid the same, and perhaps even save some knuckle skin.


- A progress pic (sent to me) will be required NO LATER THAN the due date listed near the end of this post. The progress pic needs to show that you’ve put sufficient time and work into the project to be able to complete it by the ship date. Anyone who doesn’t e-mail me a progress pic or let me know why they haven’t by 11:59 pm EST on the due date will be dropped from the list of participants.

- Bonus Items are completely optional and are not in any way required or expected.

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How to sign up

Post below letting me know that you are in and then send an e-mail to [email protected] containing ALL of the following information:


- LumberJocks Username


- Real Name


- Email address


- Shipping Address, including country
- International OK?

- Let me know if you are not willing to ship internationally (so I can make sure I pair any non-US participants accordingly) I will be keeping a list of confirmed participants below that I will update periodically. If you don’t see your name on the list within a day or two of e-mailing me, shoot me another e-mail or PM so I don’t miss anybody.
Progress pictures will also be sent to the above e-mail address no later than the due date given below.
Your recipient’s name and address will be sent to you from the same e-mail address so make sure it’s not caught by your spam filter.

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Important dates

In order to participate, you need to adhere to the dates below. Failure to do so will result in you getting dropped from the swap. If you can’t make the progress picture or ship dates, please make sure to notify me immediately.

Register for swap by: Sat 15 Jan 2022

Progress picture please send by: Mon 07 Feb 2022

Ship date please ship by: Sat 05 Mar 2022

Reveal date – Sat 12 Mar 2022
No final pics until this date. Let the recipient post a pic or two before the sender posts their “formal” pics and project entry.
When you post your projects, use the tag “Bowling League 2022” so we can all easily find the projects in one spot.

Notices: This swap is in no way officially sponsored by, run by, or otherwise tied to “LumberJocks” as a company or organization, or to any of the parent or sibling holdings thereof. It is simply run by those of us who participate on LumberJocks.

In order to participate in a swap you must be a member in good standing in the lumberjocks community. The moderator can not be expected to, and will not act as a go between for banned or blocked members.
Thanks to all previous swaps for the above text

Participants:
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drsurfrat
Keebler1
HokieKen
Dave Polaschek
Woodmaster1
recycle1943
Eric
pottz
Snowbeast
JD77

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 11-17-2021 08:40 PM

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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drsurfrat

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#2 posted 11-17-2021 08:50 PM

Kenny with the first post, in style. So you’re in?

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#3 posted 11-17-2021 09:04 PM

Im in

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Keebler1

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#4 posted 11-17-2021 09:04 PM

Will send email tonight

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#5 posted 11-17-2021 09:51 PM



- HokieKen


dang kenny you did have more hair at one time.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 11-17-2021 09:53 PM

this one should work for me but im not gonna commit quite yet,gotta wait to see how whats on my plate plays out by year end.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 11-17-2021 10:00 PM

Yeah I’m in on this one. Sat out all but the Beer Swap this past year so I’ve earned a little self-indulgence. And I already have a good idea for a turning project that should make a good swap gift :-) I’ll shoot the e-mail later to make it official.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#8 posted 11-17-2021 10:17 PM

I’ll be bowling with The Jesus.

Email sent.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 11-17-2021 10:17 PM

The “bowling theme” goes with my Orbsession. I’ve also been wanting to turn a bowling pin. ;-) I do have a stack of green turning stock that I need to get turning before it gets too cracked to turn.

Gonna have to to wait until later to commit though. I just brought a stack of lumber home this afternoon for a workbench build so I have to see how far I get before the sign-up date, especially since there will likely also be some xmas requests that that extend beyond the holidays.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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pottz

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#10 posted 11-17-2021 10:22 PM

im actually gonna be turning bowls for xmas gifts this year so this swap may work out good.thats after the home projects get done.otherwise everyone will get gift cards-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#11 posted 11-17-2021 10:24 PM



The “bowling theme” goes with my Orbsession. I ve also been wanting to turn a bowling pin. ;-) I do have a stack of green turning stock that I need to get turning before it gets too cracked to turn.

Gonna have to to wait until later to commit though. I just brought a stack of lumber home this afternoon for a workbench build so I have to see how far I get before the sign-up date, especially since there will likely also be some xmas requests that that extend beyond the holidays.

- Lazyman


yeah i remember those,all “turned” out real nice.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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HokieKen

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#12 posted 11-17-2021 10:44 PM

Speaking of orbs, it reminds me that I got a ball turner for Christmas last year for my metal lathe. It’s still in the box. Also have a criss-cross for my leg vise that was a birthday gift. Also still in the box. If that tells you how much shop time I’ve had this year…

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#13 posted 11-17-2021 10:49 PM



Gonna have to to wait until later to commit though. I just brought a stack of lumber home this afternoon for a workbench build so I have to see how far I get before the sign-up date,

- Lazyman

I guess I’d better get going on the bench or Nathan will have his done before me too.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Lazyman

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#14 posted 11-18-2021 01:14 AM

The race is on.. BTW Earl, you’re last blog post for your bench is dated in July. Just sayin’.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Lazyman

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#15 posted 11-18-2021 01:16 AM

How big of a sphere can the ball turner make, Kenny?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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