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« on: July 09, 2011 02:32:19 PM »

I figure that this goes here. As my first post showing my own crafts I decided to start with the one I'm most proud of.
My preferred craft is woodworking, but since I don't have any tools of my own, I only get to practice every so often.
Anyway I recently spent two weeks at my uncles farm. He has a LOT of wood working machines, so I finally got to finish my cabinet and table. More importantly, I got to make this:



Who woulda thought, a gumball machine made of wood! This is by far, my favorite project that I've done.


He had a lot of different kinds of scrap wood so I put 'em all together and cut it on the lathe!


The top is made from an old 7-Up bottle.


It really works too!  Grin

Bubble gum is so much more delicious when it comes out of a gumball machine!
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011 02:43:24 PM »

That is awesome.  I love things made out of wood - love the recycled bottle top too.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011 04:09:25 PM »

I second that it is awesome.  I love how it actually works.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011 05:41:09 PM »

Awesome lathe skills!!! I've always wanted to attempt but haven't had the chance.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2011 05:52:16 PM »

This looks awesome. I love the side view where you can see how swirly the different pieces are together.
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2011 08:43:51 PM »

This looks awesome. I love the side view where you can see how swirly the different pieces are together.

I agree - the view where you can see the wood grains is very cool. 
I like that it's made from scraps of different sorts of woods, and the recycled glass top is perfect!  Very clever!
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2011 08:56:25 PM »

this is very cool, definitely one of a kind! you have some amazing talent.
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2011 09:04:13 PM »

Holy wow that is fantastic.  I love all of the different woods and how the whole thing is a big mashup.  Fabulous.
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2011 09:14:15 PM »

This is such a unique and original piece! I can't say that I'd seen a wooden gumball machine until today Smiley.

It's really fantastic and the various woods you used sure came together beautifully! AWESOME job!
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2011 10:00:07 PM »

That's so neat! I love the variety of woods and the way the colors were revealed by the lathe turning. Great result!
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