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post #1 of 8 Old 03-06-2008, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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I had kinda forgot about my lathe

I have a small shop that easily gets cluttered if I do not stay on top of it. So I was doing just that this morning, rearranging some tools, cleaning up and hauling wood out that I was not going to use right away (I have a 40X40 pole barn that is my wood storage, but my shop is tiny)

3 things happened #1 I found a dozen pencils I swore aliens had stolen, lost forever. #2 I came across a cool little piece of flamed box elder and set in on the bench. #3 I realized I used to like to turn, but my lathe has not seen much action lately, like over a year probably.

So I put 1,2 and 3 together and spent 15-20 minutes making a place to keep my pencils. Nothing fancy, just functional (and awful pretty wood). No real finish, I just grabbed a handful of shavings and poured a little tung oil on them and just burnished the wood on the lathe.
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Nice one Darren, hey whatever one does on a lathe is great, keeps you in practice as well, i made a little pot awhile back for my pencils and pens on the desk, made from banski nut, spent most of my time ducking out the way and running from the flying debri.
I do love that wood though, shame we don't get it here. Have just got interested in Native american flutes and turning them as well as playing, would look real good in some of that with a nice pink ivory as a mouth piece and at the front end. 2 foot lengh and a good full 2 inch sq. Have to see what the postage is and chat you up bud..nice to see you doing a bit..LB
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Man those are nice pencils Daren. How did you get the flat sides on them with a lathe?

That really is nice. I know I want a big one but when I see stuff like that I can't wait until my wife sets up her midi so I can play with it.

BTW nice wood!
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BTW nice wood!
I thought you would like it...since it was yours a couple (?) years ago.
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Nice job Daren. Didn't know you turned at all. Don't wait so long to turn the next one. You did good. Put that baby in your gallery for posterity. What did you say? Kevin is giving that wood away to any one interested? Reallllyyy? Good work. Mitch
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Daren. Didn't know you turned at all.
I used to turn alot, never got any good at it, but I made mountains of shaving and had fun anyway.
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Don't be so hard on yourself looks like you were doing good. Takes time to be good. Mitch
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Hey Mitch, Daren has about as much patience as that Texas Timbers guy.
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