I've been busy ..... Woodturning

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    You may recall I took up woodturning recently .. bought a second hand lathe just before Xmas last year but never got 'into' it until a few weeks ago..

    While helping Ian ( Olley) to clean out his workshop I picked up a couple of pieces of 4x2" Mahogany (I think) and have made a few items.. thanks Ian :thumb:


    a selection...

    Link to Picasa https://picasaweb.google.com/scotjimland/Woodturning?authkey=Gv1sRgCOqC_9mKgfeV-AE&feat=directlink

    Candle sticks

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    Floor standing candle stick

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    Salt and pepper
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    I also found some scrap Oak being sold as firewood at a local furniture factory ... and made a few bowls

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    And a few canisters

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    So, all in all I'm very pleased.. and if anyone is looking to try woodtruning out .. go for it.. it's very rewarding and not an expensive hobby ..... only problem is finding places for all the bowls etc .... :Laughing:
     
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  2. DESCO

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    Great effort Jim now all you want is an outlet, you can make a nice little earner from this, and gives you lots of pleasure.
     
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    Nice work, Jim.
    It's something I've alwayts "sort of" fancied having a go at.
     
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    Looks excellent Jim, earn a few pennies from them :thumb:
     
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    Very nice Jim. I knew a bloke at work a few years ago so who got into wood turning. When he found he had more stuff than places he used to take a stall at a local craft fair.
     
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    That's beautiful work Jim

    I love the look and feel of wood ornaments etc :Smile:

    Karen
     
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    Jim they are really lovely well done :thumb: next thing take a craft stall at a fair and see what happens :Smile:
     
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    Very nice Jim:thumb::thumb: and i'm sure rewarding
    Cant wait to see the first wooden A frame:Eeek:
     
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    We had one of them at school - but we called it an easel :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Nice work Jim :thumb: I did some yrs ago but stopped because I used to get a build up of static and very bad shocks :Rofl1: no one would come near me :Rofl1:It got solved by wrapping copper wire around my wrist and onto the copper water pipe :Wink:As such I stopped doing it.
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    Nice peices Jim. If ever you get the chance to use cherry I've heard that's good wood to work with.
     
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    YOUR talented Jim.:thumb:

    Will we see you with a stand at the show?:Smile:
     
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    I also had to take a break .. .. developed RSI on my right hand and forearm .. really painful .. woke up in agony .. anyways. better now but have to take it easy


    Thanks...

    Yes indeed, Cherry is lovely, I had a small piece and made a few mushrooms, think I posted last year with the pictures.. but it's hard to come by ..


    Thanks John.. it's a nice hobby and not too difficult once you get the knack.. hard bit is finding 'free' wood .. maybe try to get to a show when I get some sleeping wheels.
     
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    Hi Jim try looking in the local window factory skip :thumb: They sometimes pull out windows etc which have oak /mahogany sills
    terry
     
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    RSI to right hand:Eeek:
    Never thought I would see that admitted on a public forum:Doh:
     
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    cheers Terry.. will keep my eyes peeled for that.. :thumb:

    BTW.. when you were getting static, did you check for 'reverse polarity' on the lathe ? :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Don't know if there are any around your way but a friend used to get wood sometimes from local jobbing gardeners he would pay them a few bob for wood, he finished up having wood collected by about a dozen different people the word soon got round, he sometimes had large amounts seasoning prior to use.
     
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    My nickname is Skippy because its amazing what timber can be found in skips, should I find any I will put it aside and keep it for you:thumb:
     
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    You have a gift for this Jim. I like the little bowls with lids on.

    Very professional looking :thumb:
     
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    Looking good Jim
    If you start using Iroko, you must wear a good mask as the dust is like supercharged pepper.
    It can take your breath away just cutting-it with a chop-saw.
    Also if you use Zebrano the whole shed will smell of vomit!!! You'll get a fantastic finish but'll need to leave the doors open for a good-while :thumb:


    cheers...nige
     
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