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    I went over to a friends house today to play in his work shop and give him some encouragement and praise on his new scroll saw. Well before all was said and done, he had me playing on his ShopSmith with lots of fun attatchments Now mind you I haven't turned anything on a lathe since High School, he stood by my side and walked me thru the making of this rose in a vase! I still can't believe it!

    I turned the vase on the lathe, and made the rose with the bandsaw. No scrollsaw envolved.....

    I still have to put the finish on it, but I'm real happy with it.

    I did give him some tips on the scrollsaw, although I don't think he needed it!

    Is there a lathe in my future? HMMMM? Oh,Honey.......
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    DeWalt 788

    aut viam inveniam aut faciam

    God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

  • #2
    Way Cool -- and did you have fun ????? I nevered learned the lathe -- but I think it is awsome you did so well


    • #3
      Bill thats great. wow. and now you have your xmas list started. mmmmmmmmmm poor wifie. maybe you could get her in here too. while you are on your new lath. she can be scrolling the tid bits to go with it. thats what me and my hubby do. or we would never see each other.

      your friend Evie. gosh that does look great. how fun


      • #4
        OH YEAH!!!! The abyss scores another one. Once you get that lathe, be'll spend more time and money feeding that puppy than if you'd got hooked on crack.........

        NICE VASE and flower!!!!!
        ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

        D. Platt


        • #5
          that looks neat !!! great idea, aw go ahead but the lathe ....
          Pete Ripaldi

          "Insert Clever Tag Line Here..."


          • #6

            That's real nice. I haven't done any turning since High School either, but a lathe sounds like loads of fun. How did you get the tight turns on the bandsaw?


            My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut


            • #7
              That's KOOL. Bill;
              Very nice spindle turning. Apart from turning more than 100 pens I have not done much spindle turning yet. I may need to get some lessons from you. It is obvious that you are comfortable with a skew and that has been the hardest of the many lathe tools for me to master so far.
              I am mostly into smooth profiled hollow form vases and bowls and segmented wall clocks and things of that nature. I just turned 6 bowls yesterday out of that stash of free walnut logs I got the day before.
              There sure are hundreds of different neat projects that can be made on a wood lathe.
              Nice to see you that you are a multi talented woodworker.

              The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

              Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .


              • #8
                Ive been thinking about the flower all morning, not sure how you did it.

                Got any more picture. Are the leaves glued on .

                Pete Ripaldi

                "Insert Clever Tag Line Here..."


                • #9
                  Great job. Thanks for sharing.

                  I really admire folks that can turn things on a lathe. It's definitely a talent.
                  "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney


                  • #10
                    Boy an I glad the forum is up and running this morning! After trying to get on several times last night and finding I couldn't I went thru a moment of SSW&C board withdrawl and separation attacks!!

                    Pete, yes the leaves are glued on, I will try to post some better pictures tonight for you to view.

                    I think the lathe is just going to have to wait for now, besides it's a good excuse to go over and visit my buddy for awhile. Another reason is I don't think with my scroll saw addiction I could afford another monkey so to speak on my back. Barry, your comment spoke volumes to me!

                    Thanks everybody for looking and commenting, it was a fun new experience!

                    Pete I'll get those pics up tonight for you.

                    DeWalt 788

                    aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                    God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....


                    • #11
                      Big time withdrawls were felt here too -- funny tho - after things were back on and running I finally could go to bed and get some sleep -- But only till I know the fox was alive and kicking..


                      • #12
                        Excellent work there Bill a new addiction perhaps ?lol

                        love that vase

                        "Everything Happens for a Reason"
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