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    Turning a Teapot

    Any good ideas on how to turn a Teapot?
    Thanks,

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    Hollowing rig, bandsaw and file for the spout and handle. Steve Bellinger does a great job of them. I don't think the Gibsons ever put out a tutorial. Trial and error may be the best road!
    I see you are in Salinas...SHS grad class of '78. Still have a lot of extended family and friends in the area.
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    Larry I have made a few. Like Jim said hollow out your basic form, then cut your handle and spout out on a band saw. I use what ever I have in the shop to get the look I want. Dremel with carving spurs, and sanding drums. And yes round rasps also work well. O lots of fitting them to the main form. I think the fit means every thing when it comes to these. Here's one I did a bit ago.
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    Hold everything, please! Do you actually make TEA in these, or are they just for display? They are beautiful, but as an Englishman I have to say there's a reason we make tea in ceramic pots. Won't the wood flavour the tea? It's bad enough you Americans putting pumpkin spices in it, leave us our Brown Betties!
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    Roger these are just for looks. LOL Don't think they would hold up to well if you put them on the stove to heat the tea.

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    BEAUTIFUL tea pot Steve- What kind of wood.

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    Jim, I'm a NSH class of 69.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Roger these are just for looks. LOL Don't think they would hold up to well if you put them on the stove to heat the tea.
    OH, thank God! Whew!!
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    Quote Originally Posted by michael stafford View Post
    BEAUTIFUL tea pot Steve- What kind of wood.
    Mike it's just dyed maple. The platter is a really cool piece of tiger maple, I got from lathe master over on WB

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