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    Default First set of brushes with my new lathe.

    Been playing around with my new lathe, acquiring all the necessary tools, chucks, chisels to etc. Thought I'd share some of my first efforts:
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    Inlays are padauk, basswood and walnut. I felt it needed a little more size and heft so I added them after the initial turning.


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    Tried some with offset turning. This is locust from a neighbor's tree.

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    a short version...

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    and a longer one.

    These are not exactly perfectly symmetrical but they feel great in your hand. Should be able to improve with practice.
    Thanks for viewing.

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    Nice work the offsets are gorgeous
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    Nice looking brush handles, BWP1474.

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    Turning is FUN!
    They look really nice!

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    very nice,keep at it
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    those last two are very interesting. Nice work.
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    Pics of the lathe?
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    Both honey and black locust is a highly underrated wood. It's great stuff and very resistant to moisture. Great job on your first set. Sure gives you a sense of accomplishment when you get to use a brush you made yourself, eh?
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    The offsets are great.
    Good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelfixed View Post
    Pics of the lathe?
    Thanks to all for the kind comments.
    Attached are pics of my set up:
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    I use nature's dust removal system. I wheel it out on the driveway when the weather' nice. When its cold I turn in the garage and use a leaf blower to blow shavings into the yard.
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    The stand is a modified saw horse I bought from Home Depot. With some scrap lumber I had on hand I built the set up and added casters. Seems to work out just fine so far.

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