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    Back in my workshop at last!
    Well, now we are a little more settled I have been able to get back to my lathe again. Not too cold after a few minutes of the fan heater doing its knut!

    We are selling (I hope) at a craft fair at the end of Jan and I wanted be make something with Valentines in mind, for the lady who thinks she has everything. Well, she ain't got one of these, know what I mean?

    It called inside out turning ( look it up for a better description than I could give ). A single stem flower vase done in oak and black walnut with a 1" glass vile in it.

    It's a fascinating way of turning and although I haven't done very much I love doing it. Like everything else in turning you never really know what you have got untill you stop the lathe.

    You do have to a bit careful with wood though because unlike money it doesn't grow on trees you know : :
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    Wow.

    I could never build something like that no matter what those tool commercials tell me at 2:00 a.m. on the TV. All the tools in the world can't make up for skill/talent. Of course I'll keep telling myself I could build such things if SWMBO let me use sharp objects.
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    Hi John - very nice, indeed - congrats! My shop is about the same (downsizing somewhat - still have not gotten in lathe work) - but I have built a few items since your move back. Dave
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    It's quite disruptive at times Dude! I start getting the logs in for the burner and look at them thinking "that would make a nice ???" .

    A load of them get butchered instead of burnt, but it keeps me off the streets dunit?

    Edit : - I just picked up your post Dave and thank you. It's no good saying that you are now back to working on bits without a showing init mate! Where are the pikkies, please!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonzjob View Post
    It's quite disruptive at times Dude! I start getting the logs in for the burner and look at them thinking "that would make a nice ???" .

    A load of them get butchered instead of burnt, but it keeps me off the streets dunit?

    Edit : - I just picked up your post Dave and thank you. It's no good saying that you are now back to working on bits without a showing init mate! Where are the pikkies, please!!
    Well, ya know what is often said on the woodworking forums - NO PICS - NEVER DONE!

    Last year we 'cleaned out' our son's bedroom (became a storage place for my wife and could not even walk on the floor!) - I built some end tables then (first pic - believe I may have shown these before?), this year made a small dresser w/ 2 drawers (2nd pic) - NOW, we need to buy a bed (could make one but a MAJOR project for an aging woodworker, me thinks).

    Most recently a new spice rack (we've started to cook together and became more interested in using spices/herbs) - same width x length to fit, but an 1 1/2" deeper so holds nearly twice the number of bottles. The wood a favorite of mine, spalted maple (or ambrosia due to the beetle that infests the wood) (3rd pic). Dave
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    That's joinery Dave and it doesn't count because I am totally useless at it

    If I could I would love to make some bits like those. I love the contrast between the woods. I have never even seen ambrosia and it looks to be a lovely wood to work with. Well done on all of that mate and I hope that there are more of us that can show just what wood they too have been butchering
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonzjob View Post
    That's joinery Dave and it doesn't count because I am totally useless at it

    If I could I would love to make some bits like those. I love the contrast between the woods. I have never even seen ambrosia and it looks to be a lovely wood to work with. Well done on all of that mate and I hope that there are more of us that can show just what wood they too have been butchering
    Thanks John - much appreciated!

    Just love that spalted maple (other species of maple & different woods can become 'infected') - the ambrosia beetle bores holes in the wood (often stressed or dying trees), thus the little holes - and carries a symbiotic fungus that adds the streaks of coloring (I've seen a lot of 'turned' art works w/ this wood incorporated) - I buy UPS craft bundles from Wall Lumber a couple of hours north near the Virginia border, and one of the cheapest choices because considered 'defective' - at first, I was making a bunch of picture frames (one below) but need to come up w/ some more substantial projects. Dave
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    Nice work guys. Then again, I bet you hear that all the time.
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    That's joinery Dave and it doesn't count because I am totally useless at it
    By that logic nothing either of you has done counts because I can't do it? I like that.

    @Dave I've seen other things made from woods that might be considered by some to be defective. To me that's part of the character of the pieces.
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    excellent woodworking here, I never thought such interest and craft was acknowledged in this forum.
    next month i hope to make wooden slats for a shelf-desk instead of buying one.
    i might make a wooden logic board base and frame from a tossed macbook air i found years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    Nice work guys. Then again, I bet you hear that all the time.

    By that logic nothing either of you has done counts because I can't do it? I like that.

    @Dave I've seen other things made from woods that might be considered by some to be defective. To me that's part of the character of the pieces.
    Hi Sly - love those woods that are stressed, infected, defective, or recycled - below is a gorgeous table made from ambrosia maple (off the web - yours for just $2600) - AND turned pieces made from burled woods are just beautiful - we own a number of items (bowls, vases, etc.) - John is going to love our turned burl vase below (2nd pic) - so, I'm quite fond of these woods. Dave
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    These items are quite well done and as with most things I like well outside of my price range.

    When I was in college students enrolled in the Industrial Arts program would show off some of their work each Spring. I always stopped to look at the pieces on display (especially the bookcases/shelves). The price tags on items that were for sale weren't unreasonable given the work involved but lets just say my budget left a lot to be desired.
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    Well Dude you wouldn't be able to afford wot I make then mate. Most things then you wouldn't get change out of a pony mate! (someone explain if needed please )

    This is one of my favourite 'defective' bits of wood. Just a 3" cube of spalted cherry and my biggest difficulty is when I pick it up I don't want to put it down, very tactile!

    I made a second one just to prove to muself that it wasn't a fluke? I'm glad to say that it wasn't although I have tried 2 more, but the oak I was turning had a fault in it and I now have a 'several' bit 3D jigsaw puzzle
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    Beautiful John - believe I may have seen the smaller images, but not the large one which shows the coloring nicely - there are a wide number of 'ambrosia' beetle and fungal species that can attack different kinds of trees (more info HERE for those interested) - I like the light color of the spalted maple - and just checked my local supplier who carries only that wood; could search online for other tree varietals? Dave
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    I know I've been out of touch for a while but some beautiful work.
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    My hobby/passion has been cery good to me. It is a paying hobby and all of the tools I have have been paid for by what I have made and when we decided to get this MacBook Pro 13 I managed to almost completely pay for it with the pens I madeat £17 each! When I look back that is a boat load of pens!

    I decided on the shape because I found it easier for my arthritic hand to hold. The lower one was an experiment using ply wood. I've done a few like that, but it quite often fails.
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