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Old Oct 11, 2005, 4:27 PM   #1
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One of my passions is woodturning. Here are a couple of pictures showing the process . The second one is what happens if you try to get the bowl a little too thin.
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Old Oct 11, 2005, 4:29 PM   #2
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The wood is ash from the tree in my back yard.
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Old Oct 11, 2005, 5:17 PM   #3
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That's the idea! Very interesting hobbie and photo!

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Old Oct 11, 2005, 6:55 PM   #4
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I wish I had the equipment to do that. Ever since I first had contact with a lathe in seventh grade woodshop, I have wanted one of my own.

I am curious about that jig you're using with the wheels on it. I assume it is to steady the workpiece while cutting on the inside. I also assume something like that is required when turning deep narrow bowls. I don't think it is required for shallow bowls.

The jig looks like a homemade job which frequently is the best.

Can I come over and work in your shop!! Please...it's only about 800 miles. I'll hop on the old Learjet and be there in a couple hours.

Some of the things I fantasize about!!! :G:G

Great photos and a good submission for the challenge.

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Old Oct 11, 2005, 7:06 PM   #5
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Your right that is a Steady Rest. I made it myself out of roller blades from the thrift shop. My shop is in the backyard under a tarp. The blue table that the Jet Lathe is on is an old computer desk. Well, the lathe is around $200.00 but the real costs are in the gouges and other tools. But once you get the basics, you just ask neighbors and tree people for freshly cut wood. It's much cheaper and more fun to turn. Sign up for a community college class. They have all the tools and lathes. Or sell your camera! he he
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