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Les Hetherington19/10/2011 10:26:08
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I'm going to try to turn some wall art today and was wondering if anyone has any good tips or advice on turning it. I look forward to your replies
Many thanks in advance Les.
BillW19/10/2011 12:23:26
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What is wall art when applied to turning, excuse my ignorance, I thought wall art was Graffiti.

Bill.
Les Hetherington19/10/2011 14:47:19
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Bill i am led to believe that any thing that you can hang or put on a wall is wall art.
This is my first attempt at wall art, it was made from some oak that i cut down and dried my self. I hope that you like it. Les

david wells19/10/2011 17:35:26
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Hey Les thats brilliant,given me some ideas,my good lady wanted something for the wall and cant wait to get some timber to try it.being new to turning did you turn as a disc then cut it to size?.
WELL DONE.
 
Dave
 
Simon Reeves19/10/2011 18:17:10
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I seem to remember something like your piece in an old Woodturning mag Les, except that it was about 6ft long and had several offset sections! Not sure I would want something that big and heavy with sharp edges whizzing round near my fingers or head .

Simon

Very nice piece by the way, almost "tribal" art. I like it.
Derek Lane19/10/2011 18:55:50
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Nice try Les how about multi centre turning on the next one. Never tried wall art turning but have seen the results of it. Some of them are also painted to great effect. Remember if you do off centre work try to put a counterbalance in place to reduce the vibration
Les Hetherington19/10/2011 18:58:40
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Hi David, i turned it just as it is mate. It's a lot safer to turn in the disc and then cut down to size as it saves you having to cut air.
I think that the next time that i try it i will turn it in the disc and then cut down to size as it will be safer to sand, 300 rpm can break fingers the way that i turned it so keep safe and happy turning david . Les
BillW19/10/2011 18:58:52
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Ah ! you learn something everyday, I would never have thought of it, mine you there is very little art in me.
If it is anything that can be hung on a wall my wife is well in to wall art, in the way of dog paintings.
 
Well done Les, I hope you turned it as an oblong, a lot more exciting Simon.
 
Bill.
Les Hetherington19/10/2011 19:09:14
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Many thanks for your kind words and comments guys, I'm just going to google multi centre turning as that sounds like fun. I hope that Derek will bring me grapes if i get it wrong.
Derek Lane19/10/2011 19:09:38
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The advantage of cutting as a rectangle is you can use offcuts from plank material. (also makes it more fun)
Les Hetherington19/10/2011 22:18:02
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I have just had a go at multi centre turning Derek and i would say that it is dangerous, great fun but well dangerous with a 30" long by 6" wide bit of wood flying around at 300 rpm especially if you have to turn the lathe off and a bit of wood is in the way of the on off switch. I'm going to have another go tomorrow, hehehe
Derek Lane19/10/2011 22:24:39
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Take it easy les a little trick I heard about is place a piece of black card behind what you are turning it helps show up the ghosting of the item as it is turning.
Is the switch attached to the lathe or is it a separate affair which can be moved
 

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BillW19/10/2011 22:37:23
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Good point Derek, retrofit a foot operated stop-switch, hit the switch and run.
 
Bill.
Oddjob20/10/2011 12:44:06
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Hi Les et al,
 
This is what you should aspire to!!!!!!
 
Richard
Julian20/10/2011 13:38:37
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Hi Bill
>>Good point Derek, retrofit a foot operated stop-switch, hit the switch and run.>>
 
I seem to remember doing this when I started to build 3KV Power supplies and test them.
Julian

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