07-21-2018, 01:15 AM
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Yesterday I cut a lot of blanks for training from some 2x6 and 2x8. Also laid my hands om some off cuts of 4x4, and turned one of those into a small candle holder this morning - hollowed out the inside both to reduce the weight and get some experience doing end-grain hollowing.

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 07-21-2018, 02:38 AM
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That's really cool. You Sir, are very talented. Must be in your genes.....They must be Levi's... Wink

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 07-21-2018, 03:48 AM
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Talented, or just showing the projects I'm satisfied with Tongue ? I guess we'll never know Wink

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 07-21-2018, 04:49 AM
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Nice and creative hobby, Hans!

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 07-30-2018, 11:21 AM
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Another decent result Im satisfied with. Made from a piece of spruce construction lumber, 2x6,  coloured with a permanent marker and finished with mineral oil.
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 07-30-2018, 01:16 PM
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Nice.... Thumbsup 
Now......About those brush handles..... Dodgy

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 08-01-2018, 10:44 PM
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Brush handles will be attempted when I get my hands on proper stock to make them from... the construction lumber spruce in 2x2 I had was simply to cracked and too soft to do much with.

In the mean time, my latest successful project is a lidded box made from a piece of 4x4 spruce, unfinished. Quite happy with the lid; if fits securely and comes off with a satisfying pop. A shorter version could work well for keeping shaving soaps in, if I can find a waterproof surface treatment that is food safe - I don't want to put solvents and other "fun" things near my soaps.

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 08-02-2018, 04:52 AM
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Hans, your skills are developing rapidly. It seems you’ve really taken to your new passion. I will continue to follow this thread as you delve deeper into turning. Have fun!

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 08-02-2018, 08:21 AM
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Remember Charlie, these are the successful projects.. the less successful ones I keep hidden Tongue

I find that turning is great fun, and I can turn a small box or a bowl in an hour or so.. a great way to relax that don't take a lot of time or too much space.

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 09-01-2018, 12:45 AM
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 09-01-2018, 02:28 AM
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A candlestick holder... Huh 
I knew it.... Cheers

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 09-01-2018, 03:10 AM
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(09-01-2018, 02:28 AM)zipper Wrote: A candlestick holder... Huh 
I knew it.... Cheers

Tongue

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 09-02-2018, 07:43 PM
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(09-01-2018, 03:10 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote:
(09-01-2018, 02:28 AM)zipper Wrote: A candlestick holder... Huh 
I knew it.... Cheers

Tongue

It’s not too far removed from a shave brush handle...

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 09-03-2018, 03:02 AM
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A guy or girl...…..who lurks around a shave forum, buys a lathe, HAS TO MAKE BRUSH HANDLES.....
It's rule #1711 of the forum bylaws....and human nature.  Cheers 
Have you/ are you going to stain it, knot it ?

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 09-03-2018, 03:33 AM
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(09-03-2018, 03:02 AM)zipper Wrote: Have you/ are you going to stain it, knot it ?

Not that one, no. In retrospect I'm not happy with how it sits in my hand, and I have no loose knots at the moment. I do see how to improve the basic shape however, and I want to try a CA-finish - that should work well even on spruce.

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 09-03-2018, 05:05 AM
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Thanks for sharing your learning progression.

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 09-03-2018, 05:17 AM
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Ok....All that is fine.
When will you start taking orders... Rolleyes

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 09-03-2018, 05:27 AM
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(09-03-2018, 05:17 AM)zipper Wrote: Ok....All that is fine.
When will you start taking orders... Rolleyes

Tongue

When I'm:
- happy with the results
- sure I got time to fill them
- and all paid up as an artisan on the 'Nook

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 09-03-2018, 06:51 AM
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Hans, are you staying with wood, or will you transition to resin?

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 09-03-2018, 07:20 AM
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Wood for the foreseeable future Ricardo.. unless someone buys me a vacuum chamber so I can cast resin properly Tongue

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