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#1 froggy

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 11:25 AM

I've been playing around with the lathe lately, so I thought I'd share. I'm going to build up a surplus of pens and stoppers and such, and hopfully hit a few craft fairs next Spring between fishing.

Some bottle stoppers





And a few pens





Let's not forget the hook files


There is one more hook file done, but not pics as of yet. It is a curly maple and some burl lamination job. Very nice in my humble/bias opinion. biggrin.gif

Thanks for looking.


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#2 rhossack

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:45 PM

Nice Chris ... I've played on the lathe too ... mostly pens though
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:52 PM

Really nice Bud thumbsup.gif I really like the inclusions in the stoppers! Some of those pens are outstanding, well, they're all nice but some.... I just ordered up some more pen kits last night, a lot of requests this year. Hop they turn out as nice.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 01:06 PM

Those are so great looking, I'd be afraid to use it, or have somebody abscound with it. ron

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#5 hooligan

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 01:24 PM

Nice work, Froggy!

I know they're small and it would be tough to do, but did you ever try turning handles for fly reels?

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 01:49 PM

I agree, great work and beautiful results. I predict that birch bark corkscrew will be really popular. Great use of the wood on those stoppers and I covet that sharpener wub.gif .

I've been thinking about getting some of the stopper kits but am unclear if you turn a tenon to slide the stopper part on, or if you make a hole. Help appreciated.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:09 AM

I turned some reel handles for my Teton Tiogas. Got rid of the ugly plastic ones. No one else seems to notice but they make me feel good.

Mike

Took some pics of the handles.




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#8 froggy

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 08:41 AM

Gnossos,
These are the kits I've been using. I bougfht the mandrel for them as well. All you have to do is drill the blank, tap it with a 3/8-16 tap, screw the mandrel on, chuck it up and turn.
They are really easy to do, and make great gifts. And, from what I've seen, they go pretty well at craft fairs, too.


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#9 rovercat

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 09:18 PM

Well let me see froggy what do I have to say about all that stuff.

Nice work Chris. They ought to sell well. The stopper kit is a good one. I have used it also.
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#10 Landrodz?

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:37 AM

QUOTE (roadking @ Nov 27 2009, 01:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I turned some reel handles for my Teton Tiogas. Got rid of the ugly plastic ones. No one else seems to notice but they make me feel good.

Mike

Took some pics of the handles.



I would like to do that for my Ross Reels - man I don't even have my Lathe set up yet and there are a million projects. I want to turn some of thos stoppers for a friend!!

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 06:21 PM

QUOTE (roadking @ Nov 27 2009, 01:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No one else seems to notice but they make me feel good.


I can understand that- it's about making you enjoy YOUR fishing experience! They look really good, outstanding work. thumbsup.gif

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 11:01 PM

QUOTE (roadking @ Nov 27 2009, 01:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I turned some reel handles for my Teton Tiogas. Got rid of the ugly plastic ones. No one else seems to notice but they make me feel good.

Mike

Took some pics of the handles.




Mike



once I get better - I am going to do that for my Ross Reels!!

#13 roadking

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 11:19 PM

Hey Chris, here are a few pens I turned this weekend. I need to get some different styles to try.




Box Elder Burl, Claro walnut, and Amboyna.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 11:24 AM

My mandrel, bottle stoppers, and some wood will be here tomorrow so I have something to do this winter!!

#15 gmreeves

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:40 PM

Here is my first attemtp at lathe work:











All I can say is it is going to be addictive.



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