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    First real turning project

    Ok folks, I did this item last weekend. I am a serious novice at turning, and this was WAY outside my comfort zone. Not only is it my first experience with palm nut it was my first attempt at inside turning. Let me know what you think, and I don't mind constructive comments to help me learn.

    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/IMG_0454.jpg

    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/IMG_0453.jpg


    Glen

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    Looks good to me, but I ain't going to start turning till this weekend.
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    I think that looks great! That's a nut?
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    looks good to me.

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    Looks great from here!
    Well done.

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    Looks good to me.
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    Looks a lot like tagua nut turnings that I've seen. Any relation, do you suppose?

    Great job!

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    That's very cool, Glen. You made a nice form, and the finish looks great. No telltale sanding marks in the photos. The fact that it has the natural edge made it more challenging, especially for a first hollowed turning. Way to got.
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    Darn good job!

    I'd think starting off small like that would be way more difficult. Very nicely done!

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    Nice looking litte piece, and it looked clean from the pics. Form and finish look good from here. Stay at it and keep posting!
    mj
    Last edited by michael james; 04-07-2011 at 07:59 PM. Reason: mo better Nglsh

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