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This is my first turning in awhile. I didn't know what this was going to be when I put this 5 x 7 chunk of cherry on the lathe. After roughing it round I went for a hollowed vessel. Quite a chore hollowing it with nothing but scrapers. Decided to make a walnut lid with a finial on it. Not sure I like the lid but overall I am happy with it. One of my better pieces I think and my first real hollow form. About 4 1/4 inches at it's widest and 9 inches tall with the finial.

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Corey





 

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Corey, I will be quite happy to have my ashes kept in such a beautiful container when the time comes. Lovely work. Harry
 

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challagan said:
This is my first turning in awhile. I didn't know what this was going to be when I put this 5 x 7 chunk of cherry on the lathe. After roughing it round I went for a hollowed vessel. Quite a chore hollowing it with nothing but scrapers. Decided to make a walnut lid with a finial on it. Not sure I like the lid but overall I am happy with it. One of my better pieces I think and my first real hollow form. About 4 1/4 inches at it's widest and 9 inches tall with the finial.

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very nice job on turnning I like to see turnning's I have the delta leath but I guess my intrest's are in other wood item's I will post a couple of mine Very simple
 

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Lovely job Corey. I like the delicate work on the finial. Don't know about 'Xmas Tree-ish'. It looks kinda oriental to me - neat. :)
 

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Buddy for just using scrapers you did a awesome job. I really like the form and finish all the way around. Beautiful job.
 

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Corey, the more that I think about you're beautiful vase made without the aid of deep turning tools, the more pressing it becomes to ask the question: did you enter from BOTH ends and then fit a bottom.
I also know that Joe has a propensity for the band-saw, also for using timber sparingly so I thought that his method of making a similar vase would be to cut out the centre on the band-saw,which could subsequently be re-turned into perhaps a skittle or candlestick and the outside also cut on the band-saw.
My cheek is now beginning to hurt so I shall remove my tongue.
I have an odd feeling that Joe might, just for the hell of it, make a vase as described!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Corey,

As I already told you, that is a magnificiet work and to achieve what you did with the tools used is even a greater feat. I like the top especially the contrasting woods. If you feel it is too treeish, you may want to consider a flat top with a broad rounded rise, but I would stay with the contrrasting wood choice.

Excellent job my friend!
 

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Thanks guys. Harry, no I did not enter from both ends. That would make holding the piece on the lathe somewhat difficult. I have no band saw in my shop. One of the things about turning something like this, it can be fairly wasteful.... which I don't like but the projects are usually pretty quick start to finish. Let me correct something.... first drilled into it with a drill chuck in the tail stock holding a 1 inch Forstener then hollowed it out. Still quite a chore even with the whole bored into it. I should do a photo sequence thing once of these days on how to turn one of these or a small turned box.

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I'm really looking forward to a photo-shoot Corey, you're pen container has made me wonder if I should put routing to one side for a while and get myself a lathe.
 

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Hi Harry, hope all is well in Oz land today! I like to make boxes, I have a small shop and that works well with my shop. I wanted to augment my box making with pens, letter openers and that kind of thing. When I get tired of one I do the other. The lathe is good for a quick project that at least on a mini lathe the projects I post can be finished in just a day usually. Mine is a mini lathe and they are fairly cheap. Mine cost 159.00 from Penn State Industries (PSI) but that just get's you in the door! I have spent much more than that on turning tools, chucks, pen kits ( you don't have to turn pens and it can get expensive). Anyway, just a few thoughts. Some of my turnings in my gallery and some lathe shots:

http://woodenstuff.photosite.com/
 

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I've just spent some time perusing you're photosite Corey and what can one say but WOW. The small square box seems to be made from solid, is this so?
 

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Hey thanks Harry, I appreciate that. Not sure which one you are referring to, but I assume a flat work box. Not quite sure what you mean from solid. They are all made from solid hardwood and no plywoods. Maybe the little Oak with walnut one that is made from oak and walnut boards glued up and then scrolled sawed out. I don't think I will ever make anymore of those... to much waste... and if I did I would template route it I think. Thanks again Harry!

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Yes Corey, I meant the little square Walnut and Oak one, I can't see any sign of corner joints so thought that it may have been made on the lathe in a similar way that many years ago I made a square four way tool post as per photo.

I had to edit this post as I forgot to upload the photo.H
 

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