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Discussion in 'Jims Woodworking' started by bolivar 0637, Dec 16, 2006.
Do any of you'll do wood turnings?
Welcome to the BOC, Lewis... I turn most of my wood to kindling... :lol:
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I used to do a little, but my lathe is older than me and takes up to much room in the shop.
Lewis, welcome to the BOC, we are glad to have you with us.
Every once in a while I will do a little turning, but like Bill, my lathe came over on the Mayflower and my shop is way too small to leave it set up. How about you, do you have any pictures of some of your turnings? If so we sure would like to see some of your work buddy. We are glad to have you with us in the wood working section also. We love da pictures, so don't be shy.
I still have a few peices around the house but I ain't done any woodturning sense 1990 and ain't had my lathe setup for 15 years + I loned my knives to a friend years ago.Hey you got me thinking,I have a little shop and I mean real little()with no heat but I may see about rounding up every thing and doing some turning next summer.
I sold my lathe just last summer, did alot of projects years ago though don't have the time anymore. If I can find the pic's I'll try and get them posted.
Well I came up with a couple pictures. These I took from around the house, it is all I have, as I have given away all the other turnings I have done. Both were done more than ten years ago.
good looking tables dave
Wow Dave, you are good buddy. That is some fine workmanship there. Great job!
Good looking tables Dave!
Dave you made some very nice tables. Thanks for posting them.
To me the fun of woodturning is cutting on a peace of wood with no plan.Stone carvers say the work of art is inside of the stone and all they are doing is chiping off the cover,I don't know anything about stone or art but that's what I like to do just let my mind run with it and find out what is inside that ruff chunk of wood.
I don't have any pictures now, I will try to make some and post them.
Thats what I enjoy about turning a piece of wood. I have made a bunch of candle holders and bowls (decorative type) out of pieces of firewood and trees that have blown down.
Jim, you quit turning about the time I started. I enclosed a portion of my shop, ( about 8' x 8') and put a kerosene heater in it and I can warm it up pretty fast. When you get started I hope you will post some pictures.
1. Bedside Table I made a few years ago.
2. Bathroom mag rack also a few years old.
3. A recent turning, made of maple and purpleheart wood.
Lewis, you for sure are not an amateur. That is some beautiful work buddy, I am very impressed to say the least. I have never turned an urn, plate or bowl but I am going to try one of these days. Thanks for sharing some of your projects with us.
Lewis that is some nice work and as Jim had said you are no amateur.
purple heart sure looks good when it is turned in with maple.
Now I am wishing I didn't get rid of the lathe, I guess I forgot how nice wood looks when it is turned, especially when combined with contrasting colors.