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EchoSevenNine

Getting baked and Woodturning...

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Nice work mate! I haven't a lathe but I've been carving a few pipes and bits and pieces. Rather plainer than yours though! I can spend hours out in the shed, the time goes in a flash.

I'm interested in how you bored the long stems, I find it hard to do more than 5-6" stems and I'd like to do some longer ones.

Cheers

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If you use a thin branch you can just use a piece of tying wire in a drill and start at the pith at the centre and it will follow it all the way through.

High speed drilling but light pressure on the wire is the key.

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Very elegant looking pieces. Top work! :)

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look really lovely mate

nice and natural/earthy

love the round bowls must be nice to hold

:stoned:

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Really nice work mate.

When I lived on my farm I had a big old workshop and I spent most evenings there having a beer and a smoke and getting creative. Sometimes I'd do stuff with wood, sometimes with metal and a lot of the time I just sit and think about it. Happy days.

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If you use a thin branch you can just use a piece of tying wire in a drill and start at the pith at the centre and it will follow it all the way through.

High speed drilling but light pressure on the wire is the key.

Thanks, I'll give that a try.

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You're all too kind.

I'm an amateur at best, but still enjoy tinkering and I suppose that's the important thing.

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Clever chap. Wish I had your skills.

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Here's what I've been up to:

pipes

The bottom 2 are a few years old and have had extensive use :yes: - the middle one is my favourite, the little one fits in my tin. The top one is the latest effort and I'm really pleased with it - used EchoSevenNine's tip for boring long stems - this one is ash, I've since done some others in hazel. All the other wood in the pic is cherry.
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Very nice @@MrSlatersParrot

Is that a small hole cross drilled through the stem on the largest pipe? What's that for?

@@EchoSevenNine yours look superb too!

what is tying wire mate if you don't mind me asking?

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Thanks @@Openairbud! Not as gorgeous as @EchoSevenNines ones, I go for a more 'workmanlike' style.

It's not a hole, it's a tiny knot in the wood where there was a twig that must have died off - there's a couple of them on the stem.

I think tying wire is the stuff you use to tie chain link fencing on to the line wires, so 16 gauge (1.6mm) mild steel wire (could be wrong though). I've actually used line wire cos I had some - so ~3mm high tensile steel, this may be a bit stiff as I ruined quite a few twigs although I'm getting better!

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Ah thanks for clearing things up for me @@MrSlatersParrot.

I'm gonna have to try that, using wire as a drill bit, interesting!

All the best testing your latest creation!

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Awsome pipes guys! Used to love getting baked turning as a youth, looking back it was pretty dangerous mind you lol

What type of wood turning lathe you use @@EchoSevenNine

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