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basic rattle, quick and fun

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Vaughn13/10/2009 21:11:34
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Hi all
 
thought i''d try my hand at a basic how to, maybe for some of the new turners. if you follow the photo''s in my album, you''ll see 1. the blank, 2. the blank cut into three pieces, with a section hollowed out on the drill presss.3. the blank reassembled, with careful attention paid to re-aligning the grain, and after peppercorns were put in to create the sound.4. rough turned, and i decided to burn lines in with wire, to disguise the glue lines.5. the finished product, 4 inches by 1.5 inches, which is accepted by the US dept of safety as large enough not to be a choking hazard for the wee ''uns! hope you find it interesting, i have three pregnant friends right now, and needed an idea for a gift!
Tommy mc glynn 113/10/2009 22:09:48
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 A nice babys rattle looks like the right size for a babby hand. and a nice eacy to flow how to. you have been busy , In the work shop that is
Derek Lane14/10/2009 12:44:38
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I like it. nice and simple yet serves it purpose. A good little how to Vaughn
Sparky14/10/2009 14:39:19
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  1. the blank
 
 
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2. the blank cut into three pieces, with a section hollowed out on the drill press.
 

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3. the blank reassembled, with careful attention paid to re-aligning the grain, and after peppercorns were put in to create the sound.
 

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4. rough turned, and i decided to burn lines in with wire, to disguise the glue lines.
 

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 5. the finished product, 4 inches by 1.5 inches, which is accepted by the US dept of safety as large enough not to be a choking hazard for the wee ''uns!
 

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An excellent 'How to' Vaughn, 
thanks for sharing mate.
 
Marc
 
 
Alan T.14/10/2009 18:54:26
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Hi Vaughn,
                  Nice one ,like it a lot. You didn't indicate whether you were making three and which timbers would be suitable as inevitably they will get tasted if not chewed.  Well done.   Alan  T.
Ralph Harvey14/10/2009 22:20:20
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Vaughn
 
Thats a great little rattle, well done with the "how to"
 
Ralph
Vaughn19/10/2009 10:44:15
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hi alan
 
i used Kiaat, which is non toxic, and i used food safe oil to shine it up. not really sure which wood is best suited, i went with a close grain to make it nice and smooth. i will be making more, the one in the photo's was very well received.
 
thanks to all for the kind comments as always!
Dave Atkinson19/10/2009 13:03:14
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a great how to Vaughn

cheers Dave

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