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I needed a last minute Christmas gift for the drummer in the band I play in. So I turned a pair of drumsticks out of some canary wood cutoffs I had. These will go nicely along with a bottle of wine. They are not meant for use, just for show. I don't know how the canary wood would hold up to the pounding. I also had a cutoff of box elder that I turned a little bowl out of.
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Very nice. I don't know how canary wood would hold up to drumming. It's fairly hard but I'm not sure about the impact qualities. He should be proud of those.
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Very nice, that bowl is cool. Your drummer friend should like those drum sticks.
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Mike, I'm betting your drummer friend will be very proud of those. I also bet he takes a few twirls with them and pounds out a beat or two! Very nice!

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Very nice Mike. You guys with lathes get to have all the fun. :(

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Beautifull work there Mike,I'm sure they will be well appreciated
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Mike,

I just turned this stick to a shape that I really like, but without having a replicator (duplicator?) how am I going to match this shape in the next one? If it were just a straight shaft or even a linear tapered it wouldn't be so hard, but those undulations are exactly what I prefer, especially the slight one in the grip portion. I had a pair similar to this shape many years ago and have never found anything like it until I turned it myself in this one - forst rattle out of the box. Guess it was imprinted in my brain. But this one is even better to fit my hand. If anything I want to make some pairs in the 7a range (smaller diameter) but same shape. This one is a 5b - nearly a 2B really.

I've decided to buy the lathe kit for my CNC so my son (okay yes and his dad) can start turning drumsticks & pool cues etc. with precision, but that won't be until March. Until then, is there a way I can jury rig some kind of shop built jig to replicate this (or any) profile by hand?


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FYI in case anyone wonders yes I realize the stick has too much run-out, I used it for practice not knowing I'd get the shape so darn close to perfect. So no more turning with #3 blanks. I'm just too dern talented to waste time practicing.








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Mike, I realized retro that this would be a total hijack of your thread and started new one. Sorry 'bout that.





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Nice Turnings Mike, I might have to do the drum sticks. I have a few cut off that would work, didn't know what i was going to do with them. nice gifts

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What a neat bowl.Texas ,The slight undulations in the drumsticks are to keep from slipping from your grip while your doing Katydiddles.

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Nice work as usual Mike. I really like the look of the sticks and love the colours in the bowl. Very awesome stuff. Thanks for sharing...you always inspire me to do better on my lathe.
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