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    Anyone do minis?

    Miniature turnings, that is? If so, let's see 'em!

    Open to all. Post 'em if you've got 'em.

    I'll start with a batch I did over the holidays for my granddaughter. Sorry for the bad focus; the coin is a dime.

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    Heck Neal how can I do mini's if I can't see the dime.

    They look great.
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    You're sick Neal. Sick, sick, sick. Those are incredible. The ringed goblet looks a little chunky, though.

    Here's the best I've done so far (early mini lathe practice), but they're nothing to write home about:

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    This should be a fun thread. C'mon guys and gals, let's see your little stuff.
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    No one has any minis??

    Come on, folks! Give 'em a try! But be warned, they can be very addictive!
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    Now that I've got a big new lathe, I should try those.
    Actually, they are pretty neat.
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    Very nice Neal - do you use a magnifier to work the piece?

    Wes

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    Naw, all you need is a big dime.

    Seriously... grab a pen blank, cut it half, chuck it up, and turn. Takes about 2 minutes to do a simple bowl. Can't ask for a quicker project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal Addy View Post
    Naw, all you need is a big dime.

    Seriously... grab a pen blank, cut it half, chuck it up, and turn. Takes about 2 minutes to do a simple bowl. Can't ask for a quicker project.
    What amazes me is that you do it all with a 1" roughing gouge.

    Seriously, they're good practice for gentle tool control (finials, anyone?), and pretty much everybody has big enough scraps to use for material.
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    Ok Neal next time I turn a mini bowl I will get my dime of the top of a 55 gal. barrel.
    Bernie W.

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    Sorry, I only do maxis!

    Actually, there's no way my lathe is up to that sort of thing. It's a big old inaccurate cannon, not an elegant derringer. Alas!

    Thanks,

    Bill

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