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    Oval tealight holder

    Turned today an Oval tealight holder for the birthday of my daughter Karin.
    Had to turn it in a hurry, because tomorrow she celebrate her birthday, so not much time left for me.
    Well I have to bring up later a couple of finishing layers, but It seems to me a nice gift to her of my first oval turning.
    It's a oak tealight holder, 200x170mm, turned it first with a parting tool to get the oval shape more or less and after that with a sharp pointed bowl gouge. Turned pretty well.

    Thanks for looking, and comments are of course more than wellcome.

    Cheers Ad
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    Interesting work Ad! Very nice! The second photo really shows off the oval shape! I am sure your daughter will love it!
    Steve

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    What Steve said!
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    become so uncommon?

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    Interesting work Ad! It looks as if a green bowl had dried quickly and warped a little.

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    Congrats on finishing your first oval project, Ad. I'm guessing it must be quite a challenge to keep the tools steady as the workpiece moves side to side.

    Keep them coming!
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    Thanks guys for your nice comments.
    Ad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Congrats on finishing your first oval project, Ad. I'm guessing it must be quite a challenge to keep the tools steady as the workpiece moves side to side.

    Keep them coming!
    Vaughn, after a couple of try's you get used on these movements, but you need a ferm grip on your tool, using a sharp parting tool for getting the oval shape works the best. It was a long term project but also a fun project for such an old guy like me

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    Great looking piece Ad. Different but I like it.
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