Great afternoon at the lathe! - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 02-16-2012, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: McKinney, Tx
Posts: 763
View Bonanza35's Photo Album My Photos
Great afternoon at the lathe!

This may be my favorite piece to date. My 6 yr old boy expressed interest in turning and I couldn't resist. I picked the smallest, easiest (and lowest mass) project he might enjoy and let him hold the tool with me as we made him a pencil. He ate it up and so did I. The design was all his. I guarded the spur center with my hand while he sanded and am proud to say no blood was shed:).
Attached Images
 
Bonanza35 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 02-16-2012, 10:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Jesus Saves!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 172
View Jesus Saves!'s Photo Album My Photos
I bet this is one pencil he or Dad will never forget.

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Jesus Saves! is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 02-16-2012, 11:06 PM
Senior Member
 
Lancer33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Thailand
Posts: 149
View Lancer33's Photo Album My Photos
Excellent....time could not be spent in a better way.
Lancer33 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 Old 02-17-2012, 12:44 AM
Junior Member
 
Buckeyephil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Glandorf Ohio
Posts: 28
View Buckeyephil's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via Skype™ to Buckeyephil
That's cool. I have let my two oldest kids help me sand some projects on the lathe. I may have to find a project like that they could help me with.
Buckeyephil is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 02-17-2012, 06:42 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Posts: 3,257
View john lucas's Photo Album My Photos
I was doing demos one time in an elementary school and ran out of wood. I started turning details into their pencils. That could not have gone any better.
john lucas is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 02-17-2012, 11:31 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 72
View wmc1965's Photo Album My Photos
Outstanding way to spend the day!!! My daughter is moving back to NY from NC, and she is very interested in getting to learn turning!!!
NOW I will have an excuse to buy the bigger better lathe, (since our daughter will need one).........
wmc1965 is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 02-18-2012, 08:18 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Merrimack, NH
Posts: 13
View chefwarekits's Photo Album My Photos
Very cool a great start! Did you start with a typical school pencil? It looks thicker in the pic

blessings!
craig

www.chefwarekits.com
chefwarekits is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 02-18-2012, 12:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Duluth MN
Posts: 569
View Hwood's Photo Album My Photos
very cool
Hwood is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 02-18-2012, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: McKinney, Tx
Posts: 763
View Bonanza35's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by chefwarekits
Very cool a great start! Did you start with a typical school pencil? It looks thicker in the pic
I just cut a scrap of walnut and drilled a hole about 1.5" deep to accept the lead which I glued in after turning it. It's only about 4" long because I figured a longer one would chatter too much. BTW it's not easy to sharpen a walnut pencil:).
Bonanza35 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Medi lathe/pen turning set up. Great deal!! dribron Classifieds 8 06-26-2011 04:55 PM
Went for a little paddle this afternoon Daren Off Topic 13 09-12-2009 02:30 AM
Think I'll go out and work in the shop this afternoon Geoguy Off Topic 6 01-29-2009 09:29 PM
Afternoon from Canada Rod in Ontario New Member Introductions 2 02-19-2008 09:47 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome