Woodturning

Where Fellowship and Camaraderie lives: that place where the CPS membership values fun and good fellowship as the cement of the community
User avatar
coco
Uniquely Duggish
Uniquely Duggish
Posts: 27308
Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by coco » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:23 am

ReverendThom wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:58 pm
Slimline pro, olive wood. That stuff smells so good. I did forget to put the clip on ... Whoops.

And I just started using shellawax. I really like it. Much more than a CA finish. What's your favourite finish?Image

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
Shellawax is by far my favorite for small stuff like pens. It dries too fast for bowls and such.
"Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a cob with a forever lucite stem." (Pipverbs 1:1)
"No more signatures that quote other CPS members." - Thunk

User avatar
JimVH
Ramone, the hair dresser with smokin' diapers
Ramone, the hair dresser with smokin' diapers
Posts: 20319
Joined: Sun May 18, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could.
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by JimVH » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:28 am

coco wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:23 am
ReverendThom wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:58 pm
Slimline pro, olive wood. That stuff smells so good. I did forget to put the clip on ... Whoops.

And I just started using shellawax. I really like it. Much more than a CA finish. What's your favourite finish?Image

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
Shellawax is by far my favorite for small stuff like pens. It dries too fast for bowls and such.
Ditto. Bigger stuff usually gets more tradional finishing off the lathe for me. I don't enjoy the finishing process and try to get the piece off the lathe asap so I can start turning something else.
"Burritos should not crunch." The Bible

User avatar
JimVH
Ramone, the hair dresser with smokin' diapers
Ramone, the hair dresser with smokin' diapers
Posts: 20319
Joined: Sun May 18, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could.
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by JimVH » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:30 am

Rusty wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:42 am
JimVH wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:26 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:50 am
ReverendThom wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:54 pm
JimVH wrote:I like this thread idea.

Well done on the pen. They make fun projects and cherished gifts. You can make a buck or two with them, also.

I'm starting an order for two dozen bottle stoppers this weekend. Pics to come.
??? :)

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
Sorry. Last weekend didn't pan-out the way I hoped. I started cutting blanks last night and will post something as soon as shaving start to fly.
Finally, I made some progress today. Twenty-eight blanks squared, drilled, and tapped. These stoppers are going to be pretty beefy. My customer wants 1 3/4" inch challenge coins recessed into the top of the stoppers, so I'm starting with 2.5" x 3" blanks. The blanks are from baseball bat billets that didn't make the cut, pun intended.

I start turning tomorrow.

Image
Those would make fine decorative toilet paper rolls.
IKR

Some days TP rolls would be more representative of my work, too.
"Burritos should not crunch." The Bible

User avatar
FredS
Really, really likes watching kids fish.
Really, really likes watching kids fish.
Posts: 19627
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: NoCo (Northern Colorado)

Re: Woodturning

Post by FredS » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:19 am

I see a CPS WSOY in your future Jim. Think we can make that happen in 2018?

Seriously.

Also, I think our pen turners should consider taking a stab at a CPS PenOY. Nothing - I mean nothing - ups your game more than filling an order of 15-20 like items for a critical (as in critique, not important) audience. Having your wife post your work on the fridge is one thing, but you'll be surprised how self-critical you are when you're making something to sell to a friend. Your skills will improve through the exercise. The difference is like walking around the block with your wife and racing your buddy back to the truck. Only one of those is going to make you push yourself.

EDIT: Your doctor called to ask that you please come in for a check up before racing your buddy back to the truck.
"If we ever get to heaven boys, it aint because we aint done nothin' wrong" - Kris Kristofferson

"One of the things I love about CPS is the frank and enthusiastic dysfunction here. God help me, I do love it so." – OldWorldSwine

"I'd like to put a hook in that puppet and swing it through a bunch of salmon!" - durangopipe

User avatar
ReverendThom
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
Posts: 2882
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:08 am
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by ReverendThom » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:04 pm

A Virage rollerball today. The acrylic is called "sunken treasure." I like.ImageImageImage

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk

"Pipe smokers used to be among the smartest people walking around. It's not true anymore." - Rusty

User avatar
ReverendThom
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
Posts: 2882
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:08 am
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by ReverendThom » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:10 pm

Hmmm worth a shot! Carbide cutters are expensive if you do lots of turning. Have any of you done this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g407vX45j6Q
"Pipe smokers used to be among the smartest people walking around. It's not true anymore." - Rusty

User avatar
JimVH
Ramone, the hair dresser with smokin' diapers
Ramone, the hair dresser with smokin' diapers
Posts: 20319
Joined: Sun May 18, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could.
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by JimVH » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:53 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:10 pm
Hmmm worth a shot! Carbide cutters are expensive if you do lots of turning. Have any of you done this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g407vX45j6Q
Yes, only I used wet/dry sandpaper taped to a piece of glass. Worked well.
"Burritos should not crunch." The Bible

User avatar
ReverendThom
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
Posts: 2882
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:08 am
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by ReverendThom » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:12 pm

Cool!

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk

"Pipe smokers used to be among the smartest people walking around. It's not true anymore." - Rusty

User avatar
ReverendThom
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
Posts: 2882
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:08 am
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by ReverendThom » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:21 pm

My carbide tips were really dull. I ended up taping 400 grit to some glass and added a drop of 3 in 1 oil. Those bad boys are almost like new after just a few seconds. Sweet!!!

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk

"Pipe smokers used to be among the smartest people walking around. It's not true anymore." - Rusty

User avatar
JimVH
Ramone, the hair dresser with smokin' diapers
Ramone, the hair dresser with smokin' diapers
Posts: 20319
Joined: Sun May 18, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could.
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by JimVH » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:59 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:21 pm
My carbide tips were really dull. I ended up taping 400 grit to some glass and added a drop of 3 in 1 oil. Those bad boys are almost like new after just a few seconds. Sweet!!!

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
Sharp tools make the heart grow fonder. Or something like that.
"Burritos should not crunch." The Bible

User avatar
Gabriel
Enraged by S'mores
Enraged by S'mores
Posts: 11147
Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: central IL

Re: Woodturning

Post by Gabriel » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:09 pm

I have now spent several minutes messing around with the lathe and making some "decorative firewood." Naturally I now consider myself an expert and hope to foist some of my bless my CPS SS recipient with some projects that I hope to start soon.
Sola Deo Gloria

User avatar
ReverendThom
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
Posts: 2882
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:08 am
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by ReverendThom » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:14 pm

Gabriel wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:09 pm
I have now spent several minutes messing around with the lathe and making some "decorative firewood." Naturally I now consider myself an expert and hope to foist some of my bless my CPS SS recipient with some projects that I hope to start soon.
Lucky recipient!!!
"Pipe smokers used to be among the smartest people walking around. It's not true anymore." - Rusty

User avatar
JimVH
Ramone, the hair dresser with smokin' diapers
Ramone, the hair dresser with smokin' diapers
Posts: 20319
Joined: Sun May 18, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could.
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by JimVH » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:39 am

coco wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:40 am
JimVH wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:26 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:50 am
ReverendThom wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:54 pm
JimVH wrote:I like this thread idea.

Well done on the pen. They make fun projects and cherished gifts. You can make a buck or two with them, also.

I'm starting an order for two dozen bottle stoppers this weekend. Pics to come.
??? :)

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
Sorry. Last weekend didn't pan-out the way I hoped. I started cutting blanks last night and will post something as soon as shaving start to fly.
Finally, I made some progress today. Twenty-eight blanks squared, drilled, and tapped. These stoppers are going to be pretty beefy. My customer wants 1 3/4" inch challenge coins recessed into the top of the stoppers, so I'm starting with 2.5" x 3" blanks. The blanks are from baseball bat billets that didn't make the cut, pun intended.

I start turning tomorrow.

Image
Those things are HUGE. Please post pics when you are done.

The scene makes me :). Wood, pipes, and Warhorse.
I delivered a batch of them this morning. Here's a few. In terms of bottle stoppers, these things are behemoths. I suppose they could double as self defense weapons.

Image
Image
Image
"Burritos should not crunch." The Bible

User avatar
UncleBob
CPS Theological Dogmatician
CPS Theological Dogmatician
Posts: 32868
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:00 pm
Location: Lubbock, TX USA
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by UncleBob » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:44 am

JimVH wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:39 am
coco wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:40 am
JimVH wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:26 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:50 am
ReverendThom wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:54 pm
JimVH wrote:I like this thread idea.

Well done on the pen. They make fun projects and cherished gifts. You can make a buck or two with them, also.

I'm starting an order for two dozen bottle stoppers this weekend. Pics to come.
??? :)

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
Sorry. Last weekend didn't pan-out the way I hoped. I started cutting blanks last night and will post something as soon as shaving start to fly.
Finally, I made some progress today. Twenty-eight blanks squared, drilled, and tapped. These stoppers are going to be pretty beefy. My customer wants 1 3/4" inch challenge coins recessed into the top of the stoppers, so I'm starting with 2.5" x 3" blanks. The blanks are from baseball bat billets that didn't make the cut, pun intended.

I start turning tomorrow.

Image
Those things are HUGE. Please post pics when you are done.

The scene makes me :). Wood, pipes, and Warhorse.
I delivered a batch of them this morning. Here's a few. In terms of bottle stoppers, these things are behemoths. I suppose they could double as self defense weapons.

Image
Image
Image
I like it.
"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

"You guys are weird." - Mrs. FredS

User avatar
ReverendThom
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
Posts: 2882
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:08 am
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by ReverendThom » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:22 pm

nice Jim! I tried a stopper the other day ... I will keep trying haha
"Pipe smokers used to be among the smartest people walking around. It's not true anymore." - Rusty

User avatar
JimVH
Ramone, the hair dresser with smokin' diapers
Ramone, the hair dresser with smokin' diapers
Posts: 20319
Joined: Sun May 18, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could.
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by JimVH » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:07 am

All jobs are done and delivered. My hands ache and are so torn-up that my computer can't read my finger prints.

Life is good.
"Burritos should not crunch." The Bible

User avatar
hugodrax
All Around Nice Guy
All Around Nice Guy
Posts: 15752
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:00 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by hugodrax » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:55 pm

JimVH wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:07 am
All jobs are done and delivered. My hands ache and are so torn-up that my computer can't read my finger prints.

Life is good.
:D
Etiam mihi opinio anserem perirent.

User avatar
Bloodhound
Cannot Abide That Devil Weed
Cannot Abide That Devil Weed
Posts: 6232
Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:00 pm
Location: Rocky Mountains / Colorado
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:22 pm

JimVH wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:39 am
coco wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:40 am
JimVH wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:26 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:50 am
ReverendThom wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:54 pm
JimVH wrote:I like this thread idea.

Well done on the pen. They make fun projects and cherished gifts. You can make a buck or two with them, also.

I'm starting an order for two dozen bottle stoppers this weekend. Pics to come.
??? :)

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
Sorry. Last weekend didn't pan-out the way I hoped. I started cutting blanks last night and will post something as soon as shaving start to fly.
Finally, I made some progress today. Twenty-eight blanks squared, drilled, and tapped. These stoppers are going to be pretty beefy. My customer wants 1 3/4" inch challenge coins recessed into the top of the stoppers, so I'm starting with 2.5" x 3" blanks. The blanks are from baseball bat billets that didn't make the cut, pun intended.

I start turning tomorrow.

Image
Those things are HUGE. Please post pics when you are done.

The scene makes me :). Wood, pipes, and Warhorse.
I delivered a batch of them this morning. Here's a few. In terms of bottle stoppers, these things are behemoths. I suppose they could double as self defense weapons.

Image
Image
Image
Beautimus!
Scott ( aka - Thor )
Do Justice...Love Mercy...Walk Humbly With Your GOD

User avatar
ReverendThom
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
A Mari Usque Ad Mare
Posts: 2882
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:08 am
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by ReverendThom » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:11 pm

Here are some pens I did the past few weeks.ImageImageImageImage

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk


"Pipe smokers used to be among the smartest people walking around. It's not true anymore." - Rusty

User avatar
JimVH
Ramone, the hair dresser with smokin' diapers
Ramone, the hair dresser with smokin' diapers
Posts: 20319
Joined: Sun May 18, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could.
Contact:

Re: Woodturning

Post by JimVH » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:34 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:11 pm
Image
Hubba. Hubba.
"Burritos should not crunch." The Bible

Post Reply