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    Easter Eggs?

    Just wondering if anyone had any tutorials on turning a sphere or an egg? Just thought it might be fun to go and turn a few eggs.

    I don't really have the foggiest idea of how to start to turn one and have both ends turn out smooth.

    If there's enough interest, would there be be time to maybe organize a contest like we did for the snowmen?
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    Found one!

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    Brent, I have a couple of tutorials... tried to send them here, files are too big.. so sent email with attachements.
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    Thanks Chuck!
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    Dick Sing has a book out that covers turning eggs and how to make some chucks for finishing off the ends. I think it was piggy backed with the book on turning Christmas ornaments.

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    Nice. Think I'll make up one of those chucks this weekend..

    Anybody up for a contest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Fantastic tutorial.... I love when there are lots of pictures... so much easier to get it
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    Raffan covers it in his book Taunton's Complete Guide to Turning. The tutorial on the IAP site is good, but. It makes a simple process overly complex IMHO. You do not have to make a chuck or 5 templates. Turn a cylindar between centers, put on a tenon and chuck it up. Turn an egg and part it off. Use a real egg for a model if you like. Use egg making as skew practise.

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    Just ran across this tutorial at CSUSA. http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/store/catalog?Args=

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    Hutch did this one a while back. I'm to scared to turn something that my kids can throw at me

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