Your Thoughts on This Please

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Your Thoughts on This Please

Postby katellwood » Sat May 11, 2013 8:44 pm

I don’t think I have posted in wood turning before and I must confess I tend to concentrate on furniture and joinery as opposed to turning. That being said a few weeks ago I fitted some shelves for a neighbour and was asked to suggest the best way to display some books on the shelves I fitted.

I decided on bookends and following a bit of googling and with inspiration from Chippendales director came up with this

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However that’s not what I am asking for your thoughts on

I was given the timber from a full-size snooker table and wanted to consider what to do with the legs

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The first thing to come from the legs were the above bookends however today I have had a go at something to go with the bookends and came up with a wooden vase

A picture paints a thousand words so take a look at this short WIP and give me your thoughts positive or negative both on my technique/methods and the finished article

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Forgot to take photo’s of the fluting but that was also done on the engineering lathe

If I were to make others I think I would invest in a 3” forstner bit as the boring for the glass got a little bit laborious

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Postby mark270981 » Sat May 11, 2013 8:48 pm

Excellent wip and thread, I like the work also
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Postby promhandicam » Sat May 11, 2013 8:57 pm

My thought was that you are likely to spill your tea balancing it on the cross slide. Oh and I hope you had your wife's permission to use the frying pan! nice vase too and interesting fo see the mix of engineering and woodwork.

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Re: Your Thoughts on This Please

Postby modernist » Sat May 11, 2013 8:58 pm

How on earth did you stop that boring bar from chattering?

Wood turning is not really my thing so I can't comment.
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Re: Your Thoughts on This Please

Postby katellwood » Mon May 13, 2013 10:40 am

modernist wrote:How on earth did you stop that boring bar from chattering?

Wood turning is not really my thing so I can't comment.


Hi Brian

The bar was made from a piece of M20 studding the most suitable piece available to me at the time, I would ideally have liked to have used something more substantial however by starting each cut with the topslide screw then once established utilising the power feed there was no problem and the cuts remained parallel

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Postby nickw » Mon May 13, 2013 12:01 pm

As it is a section of column, I'd be tempted to make the top edge look as if it were snapped off.
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Re: Your Thoughts on This Please

Postby 7sheds » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:30 am

That's quite some lathe. I've never dared attempt fluting or barley-sugar twists. Is it and engineer's lathe or a very up-market woodturner's job?


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