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    My turn(ings)

    While cleaning the other day, I found a long forgotten box of my wood turnings. Back in the late '70s through the early '80s I used to sell these at juried craft shows. Anyway, I thought some here might enjoy seeing some of them.

    First up is a small, (~ 4"), turned box made from osage orange.

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    Two ~ 5" spalted curly maple bowls made from the same piece of maple.

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    A maple burl goblet ~ 9" tall. I left the walls thick to show more of the burl's edge.

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    This is a bubinga salad bowl that has very thick walls and is very heavy. I thought the thick walls and heavy weight would appeal to men, but I guess I was wrong 'cause I still have it...

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    A zebra wood gear shift knob. There was some interest in these, and I sold a few, but it was difficult at that time to come up with thread size, and I had to buy taps and drill bits for almost everyone I sold, so I stopped selling them.

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    Walnut salad bowl. This is unfinished, but I don't remember why.

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    The most expensive piece I sold back in the day was about $150. Similar stuff sells now for $250 to $350.
    Last edited by RonB; March 14, 2020, 02:24 PM.

    #2
    Nice works!

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      #3
      Very cool! Wood is amazing & making it even better with the talent you have is worth the view!

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      • RonB
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        Thanx FM.

      #4
      Nice, however the "jury" is still out if I really like them.

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      • RonB
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        Thanx Jerod.

      #5
      Well, the conversation here just took a really good turn.

      Several of them, actually.

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      • RonB
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        Thanx Jim.

      #6
      Beautiful work.

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      • RonB
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        Thanx Don.

      #7
      Round and round we go.Thats no Bowl -o- ney.

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      • FireMan
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        Groan! Where’s the thumbs down tally? 🤓

      • HouseHomey
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        FireMan I ate that sucka!

      #8
      I almost asked if you were selling but then I realized those dishes are the same as the dishes I have now, you got to wash them after you use them.

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        #9
        Could be a good ''Hobby Thread"
        Do we have other members with hobbies to show off?

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          #10
          Awesome Ron!!!

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            #11
            Looks like stuff from a book. Great job!

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              #12
              Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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                #13
                Beautiful pieces Ron. I did a fair amount of woodturning about 15 years ago but it tapered off. You are inspiring me to have another go. Thanks for sharing your work.

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                • RonB
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                  Post 'em up when you get back to it.

                #14
                I always enjoy seeing wood-turned pieces, especially when they are as beautiful as yours, RonB . What made you taper off with the hobby, and what hobby (BBQ?) have you replaced it with? All that creativity certainly can't be lying dormant.

                Kathryn

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                • RonB
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                  Thanx Kathryn. A job change in '83 reduced the time available, and I worked most Saturdays. Then my Dad passed in '92 followed by my Mom in '94 and the house, (and shop), were sold. I switched to photography and have posted some photos here in the past. I also started baking and although I had been grilling for years, I got serious about it when I found AR. I love to cook too, and do almost all the cooking now.

                  Almost forgot - I also built two houses during this time...
                  Last edited by RonB; March 15, 2020, 05:39 PM.

                #15
                That goblet is epic!

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                • RonB
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                  Thanx. I thought it was too, but it never sold although I did get a lot of comments about it.

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