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János

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Hello,

I have decided to show you my lathe/workplace:
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And the latest pieces I have made on it:
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Have a nice day,

János
 

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János

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Hello,

Many thanks for your comment, but I do not deserve the compliment. I put the tools and faceplates into the base, where I normally store them when not in use. I, just like you, often miss/forget to clean up the chips and debris, especially when the work carries me away. And at one point the tools got lost in the shavings, and I must search for them desperately, like a mouse or something... So I keep the broom at hand. :wink:

Have a nice day,

János
 

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János":18ng81yr said:
Hello,

Many thanks for your comment, but I do not deserve the compliment. I put the tools and faceplates into the base, where I normally store them when not in use. I, just like you, often miss/forget to clean up the chips and debris, especially when the work carries me away. And at one point the tools got lost in the shavings, and I must search for them desperately, like a mouse or something... So I keep the broom at hand. :wink:

Have a nice day,

János
all that sounds familiar - but have you actually disturbed a mouse living in your shavings....

could you help me understand the function of the forms you show here? I like the way they look and would like to know what they do (if anything)?
 

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Me too János. They look really good. They look well finished and I like the non shine too. It would look false on them if it had a glossy finish. What finish did you use?

Very tidy workshop :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Mine isn't :oops:
 

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Hello,

Thank you all for the kind words. Yes, these are incense stick holders for traditional Japanese incense sticks. Those sticks do not have the split bamboo core/shaft the Indian and Chinese incense sticks have. They burn right into the hole, so I put in the metal inserts for safety's sake (they are small pieces of round aluminium and brass rods, bonded in place), and for visual interest. I turned the holders from leftover end-grain pieces of different woods (those in the image have been made from black walnut, maple and beech), their size is approximately 25mm H*70mm D. The finish is a few layers of food grade walnut oil from the grocery shop, as it dries to a satiny shine, and the cured oil is nonflammable. I sanded the pieces to P600 and raised the grain with water at each grit, then applied the oil.

Hey boys, your eyes have tricked you: you have not seen the other 40 squaremetres of my shop. Not that super-tidy at all. :wink:

Have a nice day,

János
 
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