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    a few more turnings

    Like I was saying in Toni's post I started cleaning up my shop and finding some more projects that I had wanted to do. I had built some cheap drawers a few years back for another project that changed direction in mid stride and I knew one day that I would make some use of them so I put them away and forgot about them. So while cleaning the shop I found them and decided to put them to use. I dug up some MDF and assembled one of the many shop organization projects that i have been wanting to do. This time it was the lathe. I still have two more drawers to build tomorrow.

    While i was at it and thinking of it I took some pics of some of the projects that I have been working on this past week. One is of a yellow cedar burl with a rough natural edge ( if that is how it is said) one bowl and potporii is of chestnut. The little stand is of Arbutus ( madrona) and the little top is of Cherry wood. I was just getting back to turning and was having some difficulty with the grinder and angles till Stu gave me a hand with one of his many tutorial videos and a quick PM. Thanks again Stu that jig worked great.

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    Cute little turned pieces Drew.

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    Good stuff, Drew. I especially like the little NE burl bowl.
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    Thanks. They were fun to turn. It was the first burl I have ever tried. A bit trickey to get the tools in and not take a knucle off, but it was fun I shut it down early as some of my past attempts at interior hollowing have ended in disaster as I have always pushed the envelope on what I am comfortable doing. I wanted to keep this one though. I didn't put a finish on it as i love the smell of the cedar.
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    Drew nice work. I like that burl and the bowl a bunch.

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    Nice Drew !!!
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    Nice work Drew!

    I'm glad the article by Kirk De Heer about sharpening helped you out, I use the system all the time and boy does it work!

    Link to the PDF article >> here <<

    I have permission from the author to distribute this article freely!

    I also made a YouTube video about it >> HERE <<

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    Very well thought out your lathe area Drew. I like the draws and access to the tools.

    The natural edge bowl is absolutely awsome and the platter one almost looks like marble. Very Very nice. I like the color of those woods. You sure churning them out now.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Very well thought out your lathe area Drew. I like the draws and access to the tools.
    I had been thinking about this lots Rob. That space has always been a problem with the wood chips collecting as has the space on the wall behind the lathe ( shelves suck wood chips ) . I would have liked to build an entire cabinet with more drawers and a space to mount a DC hose but then I would have to store the stand somewhere. This was the compromise. I am still trying to figure a way to get the DC attached. All Idea are appreciated.
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    Those look like fun Drew! Don't ya love finding stuff in a corner?!
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