03-09-2014, 06:26 PM
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I will finish setting the knots on the last two this week, but these are my first 3 turned handles.

The bug has bitten! I hope I am progressing a bit.

Keep in mind, I have only had a lathe since January.

Happy to make a shape...the knot is TGN Best B2
My first from Rosewood
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A little better...the knot will be a TGN Super Badger fan
Second from granadillo
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I like this one...the knot will be TGN Silver Tip A
Third is desert sand
[Image: 7zUcBT7.jpg]
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 03-09-2014, 06:32 PM
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  • Lutebro
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Really like that third one. Love the swirls! Good work.

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 03-09-2014, 06:49 PM
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  • blzrfn
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Nice work, I like the final one best!

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 03-09-2014, 06:57 PM
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  • Agravic
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Holy cow, Mike ... you weren't kidding around when you first mentioned this lathe business!

Nice job ... I look forward to seeing further creations from you.

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 03-09-2014, 07:07 PM
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Thanks, guys!

I obviously have quite a bit of learning to do, but with practice hope to get much better.

I will post final knotted pics later this week. I still have a TGN HMW knot that will need a handle.

I can actually see not ever buying a brush again.

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 03-09-2014, 08:44 PM
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Wow, Mike! That is lovely work! Have fun! Smile

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 03-10-2014, 04:35 AM
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  • Coyote
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You are off to a great start Mike!

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 03-10-2014, 06:44 AM
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The desert sand is vey nice.

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 03-10-2014, 11:14 AM
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  • TheMonk
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The desert sand IS stunning!

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 03-10-2014, 11:24 AM
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They are beautiful handles! Bravo!

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 03-10-2014, 11:26 AM
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Very nice work I like the desert sand shape. The brush handle turning becomes addictive. You will end up with a large collection I can say from my own experience Wink

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 03-10-2014, 12:47 PM
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Thanks, all.

And yes, Brian, this will be addictive. Biggrin I want to try to make some soap bowls/lids as well.

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