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  1. #1
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    This year's eggs

    First assignment for my turning students is to turn an egg. This is their very first assignment and for 99.9% of them the first time they have worked on a wood lathe. So it is not uncommon for me to "help" them "find" the egg in the wood. So the third assignment is for them to turn an egg and I only provide safety help, no opinions, no suggestions unless it relates to safety. So, have three class hours, students are designated by their class number (that I assign them) so they are not id'ed here on the net. The egg on the left is their first one, egg on the right is their egg without any outside help. They did well I thought, so hope you enjoy looking at wooden eggs, there are many and many varieties!!
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    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

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    Here are the rest from second hour

    Here is the remainder of the eggs for second hour students.

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    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

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    Third hour's eggs

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    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

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    And here are the last of the third hour eggs.

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    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

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    5th hour's eggs

    Here are the eggs from my fifth hour students.

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    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

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    Wow, what can I say, after seeing all them, I'm..................

    EGG-static

    The Egg is actually fairly hard to turn, so yeah, they did well!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Last of the eggs

    Here are the final eggs for this year.

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    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

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    Looks good to me. Like Stu said eggs to me are the toughest things to turn. They did well.
    Bernie W.

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    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

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    Jonathan man you must have a ton of patience. Those are fine eggs. What tool do they learn to do the egg with.? Skew?

    My pic of the bunch was in class 2. Specifcally 2-2 and 2-3. They seemed to have great wood and the acorn look came out great.

    Ya know if times were better economically i would be suggesting we old fogies put together a contest or incentive for a bunch of kids like this to tantilize them into the vortex at a young age. This to me is where the tool manufacturers arent thinking strategically about marketing to the next gen. They need to realize at the current rate this next gen is going to have a console in their hands and never leave the couch and in time to come their business will be naught when we are all 6 ft under.

    As a matter of interest what was their own reaction to the instant gratification of being able to create an object from wood. What age group are we talking here?

    Great work and great effort thanks for sharing and all the best to them.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post

    The Egg is actually fairly hard to turn, so yeah, they did well!
    I have never thought so Stu, interesting. But yep, pretty proud of them myself.
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

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