07-13-2018, 12:16 PM
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For those who remember, I cobbled together a home made "lathe" a couple of years ago. This summer I bought myself a real one for my birthday (best presents are the one you buy for yourself) and over the last few days the bits and pieces have arrived.. the lathe itself, a chuck set, some carbide cutters, odds and ends. Lacking piles of proper blanks, I've been reducing two-by-fours and other pieces of scrap wood to wood dust over the last few days. Tonight I made my second attempt at a hollowed out form, from a blank I glued together from two offcuts of two-by-four. And while not beutiful or well proportioned by any stretch of the imagination, I am pleased with it.

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Sanded up to 180 grit (since that is the finest sandpaper I have in stock) and with a mineral oil finish. The lines around it is in part to help hide the glue-joint.

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The bottom of the piece. It stands on a lip instead of the entire base, meaning I didn't have to be dead on straight across the bottom.

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To make a hollowform, simply remove all the wood that isn't part of the finished product... i.e.: a lot of wood chips and dust.

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And off course, don't forget to pack everything away when play time is over.

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 07-13-2018, 01:17 PM
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Hans, you're off to a great start!  Enjoy your new toy, and keep us posted on your projects.

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 07-13-2018, 01:39 PM
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Idea I see brush handles in the near future... Thumbup

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 07-13-2018, 08:53 PM
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It's quite possible that brush handles might happen, yes.. but I also see the possibility of lather bowls from recycled as well as new wood Tongue

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 07-14-2018, 12:40 PM
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  • SCOV
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Nice work.  I can see some US orders in the near future.

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 07-15-2018, 08:19 AM
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Or you could get really creative and make some gun stocks. Smile

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 07-15-2018, 09:09 AM
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Looks great Hans! I look forward to seeing your creations.

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 07-15-2018, 10:56 AM
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I look forward to making them... I got a couple of ideas rolling around in my head Tongue

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 07-17-2018, 11:03 PM
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A couple more projects.. The first a bowl made from a blank I glued up from some old pieces of spruce. Obviously I need to get better at gluing up blanks... or get some bigger pieces of wood.
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The second is a less successful attempt; a small box made from another glued up spruce blank. Wood to soft to get good results, still fun to try though Smile
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 07-18-2018, 03:02 AM
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Dodgy Do I detect a trend here?
You BOWL me over with your new found skill... 24 
As my ex-fencing coach always said, "Practice makes perfect."...…... Star-wars-smiley-023

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 07-18-2018, 04:00 AM
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That looks really fun Hans! Enjoy your new lathe.

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 07-18-2018, 04:19 AM
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Bowls are easy to make... easier than lidded boxes at least.

It is, in fact, lots of fun. More fun than I expected, and I expected it to be loads of fun.

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 07-18-2018, 09:57 AM
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Gee Ma....Hans got a lathe.....I want a lathe too... Mad 
He gets to have all the fun... Undecided

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 07-18-2018, 10:08 AM
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@zipper JET 1015VS lathe and Easy Wood Tools starter set of carbide cutters. Remarkable affordable, for being a lathe. Don't require much space either.

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 07-18-2018, 11:28 AM
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Hans, as you gain expertise, here is what seems to me a challenging project.  These are one-piece scoops, each made by Doug Korn on a lathe from a solid piece of wood.  I added the razor just for putting the size of the scoops in perspective.  The handle is straightforward.  What I can't figure out is how he made the bowl on the same piece of wood.

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 07-18-2018, 12:19 PM
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There are a couple of ways to do that sort of trick Ricardo, this seems like one of the easier ones:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgm9gmtHhNo (warning; 21 minute video - go to the 12 minute mark for the jig used)

I need to improve significantly on my spindle turning to get there, but that means getting some better wood than the spruce and pine of the fire wood pile Tongue

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 07-18-2018, 02:10 PM
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I would like to get into turning some day.

New job recently and a little one running around means it probably won't be any time soon for me though.

I think you've made some nice pieces so far! I imagine it's a satisfying process.

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 07-18-2018, 07:24 PM
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Todd, I've been wanting one for almost a decade. It's worth the wait Biggrin

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 07-19-2018, 12:56 AM
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Nice, Hans! Turning is high on my "new hobbies for when I have the time and initiative" list. How much did the lathe set you back?

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 07-19-2018, 05:06 AM
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You got a PM Halvor Smile

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