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Wish I had some time to turn! Been working on the kitchen remodel. Got some nice 4 x4 Cherry blocks waiting to be turned into something. Also itching to do some new pens..... but I am itching to do some more flatwork boxmaking first! Be nice to have a week off to do some power woodworking! :)

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Just went to a tool sharpening course, about 4 hours. Learned a lot about sharpening various different turning tools and techniques. I'm right in the middle of turning a new box out of yew (same stuff I used to turn that goblet that isn't garnering any votes in the turning section - but didn't expect it too, heck didn't even vote for it myself...LOL)....I've got the thing down to size now just need to shape and part the lid and do the inside. As with you, time is an issue....sigh, find something that's very enjoyable and life will find a way to keep you from it. However, I need to make a steady jig before I turn the rest of it. Just from what I've been doing and seeing, the jig will help keep gouged out items much steadier and have better finish (I hope).

After that, I'll work on some more small boxes....I'm a slow learner but once it's learned it stays learned.

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Oh those turned boxes are as habit forming as the ones I do in flatland :) The qwest for the suction fit. I get that about every other one but even if you don't get it they are still fun and look neat. And you can afford ably use some exotic wood and it doesn't break the bank. Be sure to post them!

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Exotic wood? Heck, I feel fortunate that someone gave me the Yew....he found it lying around in the forest so it's great to use. I'll probably turn him a box for thanks for the wood....it's the least I can do. Right now my finances leave a lot to be desired so I use pallets, old firewood wood and anything people can find for me....I'm also fortunate that my brother and Dad have given me some wonderful Oak wood...an old handrail from my brother (actually 2 of them, 8 ft. long) 4 pieces of 1 x 1 ft 1 in. thick planed oak and from my bank during a renovation, 1/2 round various lengths of oak trim. I have 8 or 10 pieces of that so I feel very fortunate. My friend also gave me some teak from his friends boat (the friend was doing a reno and I became a recipient) so again, I feel very fortunate. My friend has a frame now that he is using as a holder of items at flea markets. Anyway, happy turning.....:)
 

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Here are a few lidded boxes that I turned. I really like doing them. Especially when the lid is a suction fit. One of these days I would like to learn how to do threaded lids. Oh well so many idea's and so little time.
 

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Also here are a couple of boxes I did with inlays. These pictures do not do them justice. First is Ash with purpleheart inlay. The second is maple with purpleheart inlay.


Hallagan old buddy. It is time to crank the Pro up and get after it. :eek: :p


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Nice looking BW. I especially like the second box in the first post. Way cool.
 

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BernieW said:
Also here are a couple of boxes I did with inlays. These pictures do not do them justice. First is Ash with purpleheart inlay. The second is maple with purpleheart inlay.
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Hi Bernie,

Great stuff!

Question: Pic.#1 - Ash w/ Purpleheart inlay... How did you INLAY around the circle?

Did you just glue-up a thin strip(s) where you wanted it... so, all you had to do was just turn around it? :) :)
 

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Joe Lyddon said:
Hi Bernie,

Great stuff!

Question: Pic.#1 - Ash w/ Purpleheart inlay... How did you INLAY around the circle?

Did you just glue-up a thin strip(s) where you wanted it... so, all you had to do was just turn around it? :) :)
Generally on a turned box and you want to do an inlay, you bore a hole in the piece with a gouge, scraper etc. to the desired size glue in the inlay piece of stock and finish turn it. I expect that is how he did those. He has done several inlaid pieces. He's a darn fine turner!

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challagan said:
Generally on a turned box and you want to do an inlay, you bore a hole in the piece with a gouge, scraper etc. to the desired size glue in the inlay piece of stock and finish turn it. I expect that is how he did those. He has done several inlaid pieces. He's a darn fine turner!

Corey
Thanks Corey...

You mean they take small lengths of the inlay wood and lay them all around in the groove? Any of it cut at angles to make things fit better? Sounds very laborious. :)

I expected to hear something easier... :) :) (a trick of the trade) :)
 

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Joe Lyddon said:
Thanks Corey...

You mean they take small lengths of the inlay wood and lay them all around in the groove? Any of it cut at angles to make things fit better? Sounds very laborious. :)

I expected to hear something easier... :) :) (a trick of the trade) :)
Joe, I see what you are referring to now. Photo 1 right? The dark areas in the coves? That's not inlay but rather just that.. dark areas where he has turned down into a crevice and might have even burned it on purpose with a wire, burnished it etc. to bring out the dark line and create constrast and a break in the form. The inlay is on the top. Did I answer your question or did I miss it again :)

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challagan said:
Joe, I see what you are referring to now. Photo 1 right? The dark areas in the coves? That's not inlay but rather just that.. dark areas where he has turned down into a crevice and might have even burned it on purpose with a wire, burnished it etc. to bring out the dark line and create constrast and a break in the form. The inlay is on the top. Did I answer your question or did I miss it again :)

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Also here are a couple of boxes I did with inlays. These pictures do not do them justice. First is Ash with purpleheart inlay. The second is maple with purpleheart inlay.
Corey,
I was talking about the First picture... where he says above. :) :)
 

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challagan said:
Yup, in the first pic you can see no inlay. It's on the top.

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OK, I see pic.#2 better now... when I first looked at it, I thought the top was open (with a hole in it) and what IS the inlay, was the inside side of the piece! :) :)

It's clearly an INLAY now... on the TOP!! :) :) :)

I hate it when I do that! :)

Pic.#1 must just be burned rings or something... not an inlay.
 

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OK, I see pic.#2 better now... when I first looked at it, I thought the top was open (with a hole in it) and what IS the inlay, was the inside side of the piece! :) :)

It's clearly an INLAY now... on the TOP!! :) :) :)

I hate it when I do that! :)

Pic.#1 must just be burned rings or something... not an inlay.
Yup, that's it. Now the maple box with the inlay, I still amazes me how he did those diamonds. Pretty cool.

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Joe Lyddon said:
OK, I see pic.#2 better now... when I first looked at it, I thought the top was open (with a hole in it) and what IS the inlay, was the inside side of the piece! :) :)

It's clearly an INLAY now... on the TOP!! :) :) :)

I hate it when I do that! :)

Pic.#1 must just be burned rings or something... not an inlay.

Yep Joe now I think you see they are one and the same. The inlay was on the top. The first picture I just wanted to show the coves I did and then used a wire to burn a line in it. The second one has diamonds around the bottom side that are 90 degrees apart and the top has a round inlay. I really like doing those but they are time consuming.

Thanks Corey for explaining. You were spot on.

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By the way Corey I am going to start a new thread so I don't steal this one.
 
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