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    Getting the hang of it . I think ?

    Well tried some more hollowing and attempted to make a lamp shade. Worked out ok but i think I need some actual hollowing tools. Did this with a termite tool and a round nose scraper.
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    I think you are right Drew, you are getting the hang of it!

    What is the wood?

    Dry or green?

    Nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    I think you are right Drew, you are getting the hang of it!

    What is the wood?

    Dry or green?

    Nice job!
    It is very wet arbutus Stu. The stuff that I cut yesterday. I have a few chunks to turn while they are still fresh. Just got a little frustrated with the tools as it cracked right at the end while I was reaching for the bottom with the scraper. Need a longer tool for things like this. Still held together though so I don't know if it could be called a success or not.
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    Crack or no, it looks pretty cool to me.

    I suspect your imagination will cut loose when you get some hollowing tools.
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    Looking good Drew I can't wait to see how you progress with this

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    Looking good. You may turn into an 'ultra thin' turning specialist.
    For a lamp shade, I'm curious how it will hold up on the long haul considering it will be exposed to heat when in use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Looking good. You may turn into an 'ultra thin' turning specialist.
    For a lamp shade, I'm curious how it will hold up on the long haul considering it will be exposed to heat when in use.
    I don't know about ultra thin specilist Need better tools to do this right. I'm curious how it will turn out too, but was thinking compact floresents, very little heat.
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    That is looking pretty good Drew. You are getting the thin down pretty good.
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    Looks good Drew
    I just seen this on Sunday there is a video of him turning one
    http://www.paradisecityarts.com/artp...eterbloch.html

    Not trying to take anything away from your work Drew as I would love to learn to do something like that.

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    Great job Drew. On a side note I've turned Aspen and although it turns like turning balsa wood, I was able to get it paper thin. I posted a picture in this thread.
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