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« on: January 06, 2012 08:02:57 AM »

My Dad recently took up a hobby he'd wanted to do for ages - wood turning.  There is now a lathe in the garage at my parent's house, and after seeing how much my Dad was enjoying it I thought I would have a go.  So here are my first efforts under supervision, a small box made from willow, and a pine spurtle.  (if you don't know what a spurtle is, it's basically a nice stick meant for stirring your porridge.  It's a Scottish thing!!)



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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012 08:06:05 AM »

These are both fantastic! The box is really lovely and the spurtle is brilliant. I need a porridge stick!

My Uncle has a lathe and it's mesmerizing to watch. It sounds like a great new hobby for you! I look forward to seeing more of your wood turned treasures.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012 10:23:20 AM »

Amazing! I've wanted to try wood turning as well. Great first projects Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012 09:02:30 PM »

These are lovely! They look so smooth.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012 08:01:28 AM »

Thanks Smiley

They are surprisingly smooth, I used 1200 grit sandpaper on them then beeswax to make them shiny.  It worked really well!

Hopefully I'll get a few more pieces done in the coming weeks.  Does anyone know if there's anyone else on Craftster that does wood turning?  I haven't seen anyone Sad
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