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Sun Jan 10, 2016, 07:09 PM

Any other wood turners?

I've recently gotten into turning pens, small bowls, and platters, was curious if any other DU'ers are also turners.

Here's a few recent items..







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Reply Any other wood turners? (Original post)
X_Digger Jan 2016 OP
PADemD Jan 2016 #1
ashling Mar 2016 #2
X_Digger Mar 2016 #3
ashling Mar 2016 #4
X_Digger Apr 2016 #5
X_Digger Apr 2016 #7
X_Digger May 2016 #8
X_Digger Apr 2016 #6
kabrown May 2016 #9
X_Digger May 2016 #10
Rhiannon12866 May 2016 #11
X_Digger May 2016 #12
Rhiannon12866 May 2016 #13
X_Digger Jun 2016 #14
X_Digger Sep 2016 #15
eShirl Oct 2016 #16
X_Digger Oct 2016 #17
X_Digger Oct 2016 #18
X_Digger Dec 2016 #19
X_Digger Jan 2017 #20
Name removed Jan 2017 #21
X_Digger Jan 2017 #22
X_Digger May 2017 #23
X_Digger Aug 2017 #24

Response to X_Digger (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 12:26 AM

1. Nice work.

Not a wood turner, but I appreciate crafters.

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Response to X_Digger (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:06 AM

2. Woodturner here

good work

What are turning on? I've got a Jet 1234 mid sized lathe , a Jet mini, and my old Shop Smith Mark v
though I haven't turned anything lately.

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Response to ashling (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 09:21 AM

3. I have a jet 1236, and 1014. I'm saving up to upgrade (prolly a powermatic 3520b).

I'm tired of leaving most of a bowl blank on the floor- if I can get even a single extra core from a blank, i'll be doubling my output.

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 03:46 PM

4. Yeah, those are the lathes I have

1236, not 1234

I would like to get a powermatic as well ... but I'm saving up just to pay the rent, so ...

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Response to X_Digger (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 10:57 PM

5. Well, I should be busy for a while..

A neighbor's tree cracked during a recent severe thunderstorm, and I helped cut it up. I have bowl blanks, and spindle blanks, and pen blanks to last me for a year (once they dry).

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 03:55 PM

7. Well, I finished the rough bowl in the above picture..

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #7)

Sun May 1, 2016, 09:44 PM

8. And the lid..

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Response to X_Digger (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 08:55 AM

6. Here's my latest, a mortar and pestle

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The wife asked for this one, for grinding up herbs for pesto. It's a food-safe mineral oil and beeswax finish.

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #6)

Thu May 12, 2016, 08:53 AM

9. These are amazing, well done

beautiful!

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Response to kabrown (Reply #9)

Thu May 12, 2016, 07:13 PM

10. Thanks! n/t

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Response to X_Digger (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 12:35 AM

11. I agree! These are just beautiful!

You obviously have a lot of talent, wonderful work!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #11)

Fri May 13, 2016, 11:36 PM

12. Thanks! Here's what I finished tonight..

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A gift for a friend of my wife.. highly figured maple, about 9" across and 3" deep.





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Response to X_Digger (Reply #12)

Sat May 14, 2016, 12:42 AM

13. That is absolutely exquisite! Love the grain on all the pieces...

I don't know what your "day job" is, but you're very professional at woodturning...

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Response to X_Digger (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 06:11 PM

14. A few more off the lathe..

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A small lidded box, made out of a scrap of hornbeam..


My first attempt at pyrography-


And an ash platter with a basket weave illusion..

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Response to X_Digger (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 09:38 PM

15. Latest works..

Bradford pear bowl with pyrography. The pear was from a neighbor's yard.


Celtic knotwork on a small curly maple bowl. The maple was from the side of the road!


Finished this one this afternoon. Pyrography on a 11" maple plate.

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 11:38 AM

16. wow!

very nice

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Response to eShirl (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 12, 2016, 09:58 PM

17. Thanks! Here's my latest project..

It's a nautilus illustration from an old biological text.



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Response to X_Digger (Original post)

Wed Oct 26, 2016, 07:26 AM

18. Playing with form..

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This is from wood I found by the side of the road.

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Response to X_Digger (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2016, 11:21 PM

19. Another bit of pyrography..

This one is marine-themed doodles.

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Response to X_Digger (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 10:10 PM

20. More bradford pear..

These are from the same wood that was harvested above. It's finally dry enough to turn without warping.


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Response to X_Digger (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2017, 11:43 PM

22. And another lidded bradford pear box..

The lid and the body are from the same tree, no dye or coloration was added.

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Response to X_Digger (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 09:32 PM

23. More projects..





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Response to X_Digger (Original post)

Sat Aug 5, 2017, 12:55 PM

24. More side of the road finds..

This one is ambrosia maple..



And this one was a piece of oak firewood that had cracked- I filled the cracks with epoxy and cocoa!



And this was a piece of live oak that I hollowed, then ran through the sand blaster..

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