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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006

    Fresh (and not so fresh) off the lathe

    Hi Guys,

    Stu gifted me with a few blanks when I visited him in his Dungeon last year and finally (FINALLY!) had chance to turn one of the Sakura blanks. The first picture, although looking like a candle stick, is a weed pot and stands at about 6" tall...

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    A few inched were left over so I turned a small lidded box...

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    I have to say that I was thanking Stu under my breath while making these as it is a great wood turn and sands to a really nice smooth texture.

    While I was at it, I turned another box from Narra, which wasn't so nice to turn as it's really dry and brittle.

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    Finally, I purchased some Banksia pods last fall, so I decided to turn a candle stick out of it. Man, do those little chips hurt when they hit you!

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    Thanks for looking, and as always, comments, advice, and critiques are welcome!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Gari those are turnings are beauties. Looks like you made good use of the wood Stu gave you. I still carry the pen that I made from wood Stu sent.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Look good Gari!

    I guess you got that DVR figured out eh?

    The Sakura is really nice, hard, but nice, I use it for tool handles, but it sure can be pretty

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan
    Very nice work Gari! Really like the Narra box - nice form, finish and love the color of the wood!

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