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First turn attempt - Drumsticks

I just picked up a lathe to try out and made a pair of drumsticks out of sapele because I had some lying around. I made a few mistakes but all in all I think they came out great. Notice the obvious gash on the tip. I have to say time FLIES when your turning, and I really enjoyed doing this. Can't wait to make pens and salt and pepper shakers! I should probably read a book and find out what the various tools do.
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I say this to all new turners...take a class! You'll be glad you did. Check out this thread for more detail.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Nice job. I don't know how well they would hold up to a crash cymbal, but they look awesome. My style of playing is a little harder than some. Great work.

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Mike they look good. Those gouges will sand out mostly.

I don't know if you noticed JMC'sLT30 post in the classifieds but he has some hickory drum stick blanks there. I bought two boxes and they are worth every penny he's charging. They are mostly # 2's but they perfect for practice sticks. I'm going to get some more of them if my son decides to start turning them.

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