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Thread: Putting the new Griz 766 through it's paces

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    Putting the new Griz 766 through it's paces

    It started out to be a punch bowl.
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    Nice job tho
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    I know how it goes, you start having fun making shavings and the next thing you know.... ....

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    I've had that happen a few times. Between major wood defects and other interesting occurrences, you end up with some definitely smaller. But, look at it this way. The goblet is very nice indeed! I certainly hope you get as good of service out of your Griz as I have mine. Happy Turning!

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    That started out as a 4x4"! Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hu lowery View Post
    It started out to be a punch bowl.
    I understand. I have a very small stemmed shot glass that started out to be an egg cup.
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    As Paul Harvey used to say, "and now the rest of the story"

    Thanks Everyone!

    That is a dime that the goblet is sitting on. I have a friend from a couple hours up the road coming tomorrow. I'm going to tell him I turned it just for him and I know he will respect and treasure it. Make it plain I expect to see it sitting on his mantle next time I go to his place!

    Not sure what all I can turn from them and the grain seems a little coarser than expected but I bought three dozen seasoned blanks for under five dollars, old fashioned clothes pins. Drilled a hole in a piece of wood on my faceplate for a quick change mount for them. This was my first effort at turning one. The hardest part was turning the old lead head roofing nail into a fluteless gouge. All I was using for magnification was my usual reading glasses and I was fussing about my gouge getting dull. When I drew it back to sharpen I discovered I had been trying to turn with it upside down. Then I tried to part the goblet off with a skew, that didn't work well and is where the scratch came from.

    One thing, I can now truthfully claim I turned something and started sanding at 1000 grit!

    Hu

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    Even with my reading glasses on (I keep a pair in the shop for turning), I couldn't see that... I would need them and a 10X power magnifier over the lathe... good job. Tell your friend you expect to see him sipping wine from it next time you're at his house.
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