From veranda post to carved box

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From veranda post to carved box

Postby Coogara » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:02 pm

Six years ago I had to replace a couple of veranda posts. Turned out they were Oregon so I put them aside for future use.
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Just got around to using them recently. I've turned several boxes on the lathe, leaving enough material on the lid to make some carvings.
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To mount them on the CNC, I cut a hole in a piece of MDF with a hole saw and jammed them in with a suitable amount of paper towel wrapped around them for a tight fit, then secured the MDF to the spoil board. I also wrapped the upper portion of the lid with painter's tape, hoping to minimise tearout when the bit passed the edges. The carving was done with an engraving bit. All told, about 5 hours cutting.
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Re: From veranda post to carved box

Postby mtylerfl » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:30 pm

Nice work, Graeme! Turned those posts into something beautiful!
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Re: From veranda post to carved box

Postby scottp55 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:41 pm

+1 to what Michael said!
Most people would have just tossed or burned.
Instead you're getting multiple boxes out of them :)
Congrats Graeme!!
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Re: From veranda post to carved box

Postby jj2k » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:01 pm

Really nice work. Have just started to learn to turn and am inspired by the piece you offer here.
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Re: From veranda post to carved box

Postby Coogara » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:26 pm

Thanks. I like the idea of combining turning, or other woodworking practices, with CNC carving.
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