|Derek Lane||08/01/2015 16:47:05|
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Well I have managed to get the first turning of 2015. OK not a fantastic artistic piece but for fun after the Christmas holiday just to get back into the swing of things.
I confess in as much that it was started some time ago and put on hold while I made Christmas presents and the like.
Turned from tulip wood and glued to give me the thickness of material needed. It has 4 separate pieces for the main part. I painted it with artist acrylic paints. The letters on the front are cut from 1/16" ply and when stuck on sanded to make them even thinner they stand 1/2" tall and a little fiddly to make.
It stand 8" tall and 3 1/2" at the widest point
This is a copy from Ian Wilkie which I have made some small changes
|dennis wake||09/01/2015 23:48:07|
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hope the post man delivers a sack full of goodies to the owner of this box Derek. well turned
|IAN WILKIE||10/01/2015 23:05:35|
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It is always encouraging for me to see one of my projects made by a reader and you have done a first class job with the post money box Derek. It was a fun thing to turn and I still have the original. I remember the ER letters were quite a challenge and yours have come out really well. I wonder what you will tackle next. Happy woodturning! Ian Wilkie
|Derek Lane||10/01/2015 23:52:59|
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Thank you Dennis and Ian.
I remembered when I first saw this in the magazine that I wanted to have a go at it. This is one of those projects that get you back into spindle turning or even for a novice to learn spindle work, like how to turn a straight cylinder and also some bead work.
As I said I did start this last year but other things got in the way. If I was to make it again I would forget the slot in the top and make it where the letter slot is.
Most of my turning is to my own design
|sad sam||12/01/2015 16:16:40|
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very well made derek i may pinch the idea
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