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I've been practicing with my lathe a bit.

Sometimes I get tired of working on a long-term project and have to do something different. Also, I have these small pieces of wood left over and I feel compelled to do something with them so I glue them up and turn them into stubby screwdrivers. Some are finished some aren't finished yet.

When I turn these to get away from a project for a while I find it relaxing and gratifying.

Do y'all make things just to make something?

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Yep I do. My wife says I am the worst pack rat. I can't throw any small piece of wood away as I am always making handles, finials, birdhouses, ornaments, etc. Love making small things. Turning small things like that can make a bad day disappear quickly.

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Those are sweet handles. Nice work.

Q: are those brass ferrules? If so, where do you get brass tubes? I have used copper pipe, but brass looks very pretty.

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Those are sweet handles. Nice work.

Q: are those brass ferrules? If so, where do you get brass tubes? I have used copper pipe, but brass looks very pretty.
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I use brass pipe nipples for the ferrules.

Brass nipples a thicker than regular ferrules.

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We have a bad day here today, raining buckets so I'm turning about 100 small spin tops to send to little kids in several mission hospitals in Zambia.
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Thanks.

I use brass pipe nipples for the ferrules.

Brass nipples a thicker than regular ferrules.
Where do you get BRASS pipe nipples? All I've ever seen at the big box home center stores is copper.

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My lathe has made me a pack-rat too. When I first got it, I would throw away all the scrap ends after cutting the piece off the lathe. Then I had a need to turn a bunch of real small parts. I now have a plastic tub that those cut-offs go in to.

Someone call the producers for Hoarders for me, I feel I have gone down a real slippery sloap!
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