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Turned Some Tampers!

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  • Started 1 year ago by sergemoat
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  1. sergemoat

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    Ordered a lathe the last week in November and finally got it last week. Here are my first two turnings, the first one is a zebrawood "baseball bat" tamper and the second is a curly maple pawn. The Pawn was a pain, it broke off before I had a chance to finish it so I had to improvise with a jamb chuck.

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  2. ejames

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    Nice work!

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    nice

    “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.”
    -Albert Einstein, 1950
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  4. winton

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    Very nice. May I respectfully suggest learning how to turn using wood from the firewood pile, or stuff found by the street after a storm? The operative word is free. If you muff up like you did on the pawn, it is only junk wood. Save the great wood for later. Anyway, have fun.

    Winton

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    Thanks for the kind words.

    Winton, thanks for the advice. I need to find a good source of free wood. So far I've been using pen blanks to test out what kind of woods are easy to turn.

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    Very nice.

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    Have you had lathe experience before? Your pawn has great form with the bead and the round top. I could NOT have done this when I first started. I turned lots of firewood into weird shapes and mulch before I started producing things that were worthwhile. My business cards show my title as Sr Vice President of Mulch Production.

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    Love them both. The bat is especially nice. Great job

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    @Winston, these two items are the only things I've turned on my lathe. I've turned a pen and a christmas ornament at the store but most of the process was already completed by the people there.

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    Made another tamper this morning. Enjoy.

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    The bat is cool, the pawn is cooler, but I like the bat better. The old cajun

    The Old Cajun
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    Wow brilliant, Is there any chance I can purchase a tamper or 3 from you? I love them! PM me price and delivery (I live in the UK)

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  13. bentmike

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    Yeah nice work! Keep it up. Like winton I made lots of scrap with my lathe until I started getting the hang of it. The pawn turning is great.

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