07-08-2017, 03:20 PM
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If you saw THIS THREAD or THIS ONE ... you know I like to dabble in wood working.  I've never had a wood lathe, nor have I ever turned wood.

I thought that since I made most of my wood working has been done in cherry and maple, I thought it might be neat to have a brush in the same woods.

I had to buy a wood turning chisel set and fabricate a tool rest for wood turning on a metal lathe ... but if a metal lathe can cut stainless, titanium, and steel, it is plenty strong enough to do wood.  I had to run it faster than I do for many metals ... but the old girl held up.

Without further ado, here is my first brush handle I ever turned.  I set a 22mm TNG Best Badger knot.  

I kinda like it, hope you do too.

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I used a 'rook' from a chess set as the design idea ...

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 07-08-2017, 03:26 PM
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Looks very nice, sort of reminds me of a chess piece Smile

The thing that struck me first time I watched steel being turned in a machine shop was how slow the lathe was running... a wood lathe doing spindle turning can run at 3000rpm or more, which would be madness trying with metals.

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 07-08-2017, 03:36 PM
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Very nice for your first turned handle.

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 07-08-2017, 05:48 PM
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Looks great Eagle.

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 07-09-2017, 07:12 AM
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Very nicely done!!!

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 07-09-2017, 07:44 AM
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Nice job!

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 07-09-2017, 08:29 AM
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Excellent...congrats on your fine work.

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 07-10-2017, 05:16 PM
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Well done.

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 07-11-2017, 08:25 AM
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