Friday, 9 March 2018

Wood turning

If you have a spare ten minutes, here's a video showing how I turn a miniature darning mushroom on a lathe. In reality I would spend far more time on it, making sure the measurements are right, but it gives you an idea.






I cut the video short at the end because I'm clumsy, the turning flicked onto the floor and I didn't think anyone would want to hear five minutes of 'where the hell did that go?' I found it, eventually, and here it is


Have a wonderful weekend all

Pepper :0)

36 comments:

  1. what a beautiful work! I don't see the video " not available "
    hugs

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    1. Sorry Claude, I realised I didn't set the video to public. I've rectified it now so you should be able to see it 🙂

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  2. you are a genius! tried it in real size... but never really got the hang of it ;-)

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    1. Thanks Marion, it does take practice to get used to the tools 🙂

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  3. Very nice! Looks like it was fun to make too.

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    1. Thanks Catherine, it's one of those relaxing jobs where you can sit for hours playing 😊

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  4. So satisfying and soothing to watch :)

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    1. It is mesmerising watching that wheel turn 😀

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  5. Now I want to try! It's so cute and little!

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  6. Both look fantastic, the video and the darning mushroom :)!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  7. Thumbs up for this great work!!!!
    I still laugh .... 'where the hell did that go?' *g*

    Nice weekend!

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    1. You'll hear that from me often. I seem to spend half my life searching for something that I've dropped on the floor 😆

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    2. 😂😂😂😂😂😂👍👍

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  8. Hey Pepper! This looked like it was a lot of fun!!!
    What does using the Super Glue do- seal the wood?

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    1. Exactly Elizabeth. The super glue seals the grain, then you can get a high shine with the oil 🙂

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    2. Is there anything you can't do? I'm in awe!

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  9. hahaha where the hell did that go HAHA this cracked me up --I hear you :) Very cool video and mushroom

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    1. Maybe I should wear a catchers mitt when I make anything 😆

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  10. I could watch that all day and love your comment 'where the hell did that go....'. Love the end product too :) xx

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  11. Gracias por el vídeo, he disfrutado viéndolo y el resultado no ha podido ser mejor. :-) el salir disparado es un problema y al ser tan pequeño menos mal que lo localizaste. Buen fin de semana:-)

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    1. Gracias Rosa, definitivamente necesito una red cuando trabajo para atrapar todas las pequeñas cosas que vuelan :0D

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  12. So mesmerizing! I can't wait to see the kind of collection you make with that tool. Are you going to try acrylic? I just saw an artist named @ Meguxmini on Instagram and she takes rods of acrylic, turns them, and they look like glass and crystal! Something else to try!

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    1. I've used acrylic many times but not to make anything as amazing as those glasses that Meguxmini makes. They are gorgeous aren't they?

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  13. Hi Pepper! Thank you for sharing that!!!! It is Brilliant! Someday I will get myself some "real" tools! LOL! A Lathe is tops on the list! I was fascinated to see every bit of it and I am sure you made it look easy when it really takes a fine hand and lots of practice! I will save this for instructive viewing later when I "someday" get my lathe!!!

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    1. Thanks Betsy, you do amazing things without all of the 'real' tools :0)

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  14. Thanks for this fascinating video / tutorial - I admire not only your stunning mushroom but also your calm hands. ;O)

    Hugs
    Birgit

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    1. Thanks Birgit, I concentrate so hard when I'm on the lathe, I don't think I blink. Calm hands but no good at catching haha :0D

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  15. Hello Pepper.
    Thank you so much for the video. Working on a lathe is something I have always wanted to try.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Knowing you Giac, it will be a matter of time before you try out a lathe and master it! :0)

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  16. Awesome! Thank you for the video. My pals bought me a small lathe but I have yet to dive in past the first basic lessons.

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