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This thread is for, well the days turnings. And what ever else may help, inspire or explain any of the various parts of turning, or anything related to other turners.

I don't see the need for any major rules or guidelines, just give a brief explaination and many pictures!:yes:

Feel free to ask questions and get sidetracked! Maybe we'll all learn something.
 

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I'll go first.

Ive been working on this for a few days now. It's made of cherry and walnut with a African Mahogany for the center piece on the lid. It's a Christmas present for my girlfriends grandmother.

The finish is 3 coats of BLO and a light coat of Paste Wax over the top and hand buffed.

Edit: I did'nt want to make a handle so I'll be looking around for a nice brass or glass knob to mount on the lid.
 

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A recent turning sent to my brother in the UK.

A wood vase with a glass insert. This picture was without the glass insert.

A lamination of english oak, then jatoba (Brazilian cherry) and US cherry in the middle.

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I have another design almost ready for the pictures after the final coat of finish is applied.

The piece after being received in the UK, put to good use the same day.

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Dave Paine said:
A recent turning sent to my brother in the UK. A wood vase with a glass insert. This picture was without the glass insert. A lamination of english oak, then jatoba (Brazilian cherry) and US cherry in the middle. I have another design almost ready for the pictures after the final coat of finish is applied. The piece after being received in the UK, put to good use the same day.
Did you just drill out the center?

Where do you get your glass inserts from? I'd like to try this
 

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been real busy in the shop last couple days, filling orders from my website and just orders localy,

here is a set of handles that will be a kabob skewer set, two tone walnut and cherry with polished copper ferrels..


and a new set of handles i turned for my mini carbide set. this is indian rosewood with some bug activity, sanded and finished with friction polish and paste wax.:yes:
 

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I didn't get much done today. Cleaned up and planned out my dust collection lines I will be running soon.

I did play around at making a table leg from a pallet runner. It's a nice piece of red oak.
 

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I didn't get much done today. Cleaned up and planned out my dust collection lines I will be running soon.

I did play around at making a table leg from a pallet runner. It's a nice piece of red oak.
Nice bit of playing around.

To keep your thread going, some pieces from last week. Taking advantage of a recent beading tool purchase.

The latest completed vase. Another one on the lathe.

Mahogany (not sure the species) and curly maple.

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A couple of pizza cutters using Woodcraft kits.

Walnut and curly maple.

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Jatoba (Brazilian cherry) and curly maple.

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Dave Paine said:
Nice bit of playing around. To keep your thread going, some pieces from last week. Taking advantage of a recent beading tool purchase. The latest completed vase. Another one on the lathe. Mahogany (not sure the species) and curly maple. A couple of pizza cutters using Woodcraft kits. Walnut and curly maple. Jatoba (Brazilian cherry) and curly maple.
Very nice! I love the look of the curly maple.
 

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Not today's but here is the biggest bowl I have done which isn't big since I use a mini lathe. Bradford pear I did for a trade.







Plus a couple of calls. First two pics are a cherry burl duck call. Last is an Osage Orange deer call.





 

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Nice looking pieces. :thumbsup:

I have a spindle blank of pear. I turned a piece round, but then put it aside. I like the way it looks after being finished. I need to do something with my piece.

I love the cherry burl.
 

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Thanks Dave. I never thought about Bradford being worth anything but it has some very cool curl and a bit of color to it. That piece was based on an ancient piece of pottery.

The burl was from a tree I cut maybe 3 years ago and let it dry in the shop. I cut billets but this is the only piece I have turned from it. Really pretty stuff.
 

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Those duck calls are sweet! I'd like to make a few of them but I can't find any inserts for sale in the UK...
 

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Here's a few Dymondwood stoppers I turned last week for a holiday bazaar tomorrow. Finish is Doctors Woodshop pen finish.


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