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    Has anyone ever carved Sewing Thread Spools?
    When I was in Arizona, I picked up some at an antique store.
    I carved faces on them and they turn out pretty well.

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    They are much easier to carve in basswood. You can get them from Smokey Mountain Woodcarvers at http://www.woodcarvers.com/turnings.htm. I just turn my own on a mini lathe nowdays.

    Happy Carving,
    Don
    May the Lord Bless You and Yours,&&Don&&

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        243 spools? That should keep you busy for a day or two.
        May the Lord Bless You and Yours,&&Don&&

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          Millhoused,

          You mentioned a mini lathe. Do you mind posting what kind , how big and where you got it from.
          Thanks,
          Ken,

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            Sure,
            http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=41648
            Mine is a little different than this one (they must have discontinued mine). I have bought several tools from them and am satisfied (they fit my price range). I have also purchased a foredom clone and it works will also.

            Happy Carving,
            Don
            May the Lord Bless You and Yours,&&Don&&

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