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HandyDan

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Great gifts!

 

Nice reuse of the spindles. Did you make a jig to keep them oriented as they passed thru the planer??

 

Dan, a family Christmas dinner of 40 would drive me permanently into the workshop :lol:

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9 minutes ago, lew said:

Nice reuse of the spindles. Did you make a jig to keep them oriented as they passed thru the planer??

 

No I didn't.  I flattened one end and then just registered the flat end on the fence and that worked surprisingly well.  I did use push sticks.

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Now those are going to be a lot of fun. That kind of top has been on radar for a while. Yours look great! Outstanding job repurposing those spindles as well.

 

 

Steve

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lookin' good...

how did ya do the colored rings...

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37 minutes ago, Stick486 said:

lookin' good...

how did ya do the colored rings...

 

Slowed the lathe down and and touched colored markers to them while they were spinning.

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felt tips???

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cool....

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Dan you da man. Next time on the tops try very slow (under 60) and do a pull of the marker from center to to top outside. It makes a nice swirl pattern. Love what you do with metal pieces

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Missed the intro...these are really cool...great find and re-purpose of the crib parts...

So what did everyone think of them?

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45 minutes ago, Grandpadave52 said:

Missed the intro...these are really cool...great find and re-purpose of the crib parts...

So what did everyone think of them?

 

Everyone loved them young and old alike.  Day before the party I had some time and made a large one, five inch diameter.  It had enough weight to run two and a half minutes.  Youngest loved it so I promised I'd make them one sometime after the new year started.  Pen and pencil kits and ornaments were a hit too.

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23 hours ago, HandyDan said:

 

Everyone loved them young and old alike.  Day before the party I had some time and made a large one, five inch diameter.  It had enough weight to run two and a half minutes.  Youngest loved it so I promised I'd make them one sometime after the new year started.  Pen and pencil kits and ornaments were a hit too.

Glad everybody enjoyed them...great gifts...wonder if you drill a series of equally spaced, angled small holes in that 5" one if it would whistle while spinning? Now that would be really cool for the 2-/12/ minute show. Be sure to post some pics of the next 5" one.

Forgot about the pen/pencil sets and ornaments too. Both should have made anyone happy to get those as well.

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