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    For Chuck Ellis

    Chuck got out in the shop today,and made another angel.Well i brought out the camera with me so i could document the way i do it.If i knew how to put this in the text i would but. well first i put a piece of wood on and turn between centers. Next i'll turn a foot to fit in my chuck,rough turn the angel. Now i'll finish turning to desired shape. Sand and then part off the body.Next i'll find the center of the piece still on the lathe,draw a line to keep my holes parallel to each other. Drill two holes then start turning the wings. After that it's just a mater of fitting my dowel that i left on the wings to fit the hole i predrilled in the body.Ofcourse sand and finish to your desired finish. Hope this helped and here are the pics in order(i hope)
    Steve
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    That's pretty cool... I think I understand how it's done... don't know when I'll get to try one... I'm about 3 weeks behind getting ready for my December shows... forutunately, since I had to cancel the October shows, I'll have a little extra inventory.
    Should be able to get back in the shop next week... did a little today, but still kinda shaky to run the lathe.
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    Stephen that is a great looking angel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Stephen that is a great looking angel.
    Thanks Bernie. Sher(wife) asked me to make up some that she can send out to a few of her on online friends over on her greaf space forum. The frist one will go to my mom as she always seems to get the frist of every thing i turn.

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    Great job. I am courious, did you drill the holes ion the "wings" before you turned out the "Wings"? Forrestner Bit? Drill Press?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Simpson View Post
    Great job. I am courious, did you drill the holes ion the "wings" before you turned out the "Wings"? Forrestner Bit? Drill Press?
    Bill, yes i drill the holes after i part off the body. i just use a foster bit and drill it while it's still on the lathe. i thought i had a pic of that but i guess i didn't get one.

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    That is a nice angel. Thanks for the tutorial. I just may have to try one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Bower View Post
    That is a nice angel. Thanks for the tutorial. I just may have to try one of those.
    Wayne your more than welcome. To be honest i didn't think there would be much intrest in these, but glad i could help, as so much help has come my way from this forum.

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