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Jonzjob

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Yesterday I managed to get back into my workshop for the first time in a couple of weeks due to it being so cold! I have wanted to make something that I saw on a wood turning forum I belong to and have been champing at the bit!

I have made needle boxes before and this is a step further and is an emergency sewing kit. I think that it is a lovely idea and very practical. There is the main box and the top is a thimble. Inside the main box is a triple bobbin for a small amount of 3 different cottons and inside the bobbin there is another tiny box for a couple of needles.

I really am chuffed with the result!

[IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Sewingkit1.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Sewingkit2.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Sewingkit3.jpg[/IMG]

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Thank you folks.

Âme, the lines are burnt on using a short length of fine steel wire, like a cheese wire with a wooden handle on each end. You just pull the wire against the spinning wood and friction does the rest. Easy init and I think it's very effective. I used it on this to hide the join between the thimble and the main body, but now when you pick it up it's a guess as to which end comes off[8-)]

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My previous post has disappeared! 

I think it's a beautiful piece of work. It reminds me of one my mother had, but didn't have a thimble - don't know where it went.

You can start working your way down your Christmas list; lots of beautiful pieces like that for your friends and relatives, who'd be delighted! [:D].

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GG, have you forgotten that you do have such a thing as a PM button?[;-)]

Jonz, you're a clever old so-and-so.  I know you didn't like the time you spent at St Athans, but did they teach you to turn wood there?[:P]

How's about making one of them Welsh love spoons?[:D]

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Doux Dix Sept, I didn't discover turning for a long time after Saints. If I had I might have liked it a bit more? They taught me how to make electrically poorley aeroplanes well again and it was a job that I loved. 

Love spoons, no I haven't made any of those, but I have made one of these, another challenge. 

[IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Scoop2.jpg[/IMG]

I didn't arf have to watch me fingers turning the bowl 

[IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Scoopchuck4.jpg[/IMG]

At 2000 rpm it nearly disapears!
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[quote user="Dog"]

Lovely - what sort of wood is it?

Why don't you have a wood stove in your workshop?

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The wood is beech, boring beech as someone I used to know always called it, but he was dealing with hundreds of machine copy turned pieces every day. I was going to be silly and say a wood stove would burn, but I will be honest and say that 1. there is no room and 2. it wouldn't be worth it for the little amount of time it would be used. That 'boring beech' came straight off of our fire wood pile..

The pattern for the scoop came from the same guy as the sewing box. A delightful Canadien who shares his experience with us other enthusiasts on another forum.

I've posted this before, I think, but it is something else I have experimented with. It's an age old pattern called a Celtic knot and is made by cutting the blank and gluing 4 pieces of contrasting wood in from 4 different sides at an angle and as if by magic all of the straight lines form the graceful knot. This is the second one I've done and it's still not right, but I will get the third better It is beech again with a mahogany insert, but any contrasting wood looks good.

[IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Celticknotgoblet1.jpg[/IMG]

And as you can see, just like Blackpool rock, it goes right the way through!!

[IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Celticknotgoblet.jpg[/IMG]

A bit alkward and time consuming as you have to wait for the glue to dry each cut, but worth it I think?

Have a look at my photobucket page if you are interested, there're all there and if anyone is interested in anything then I think we can come to an arangement as long as it don't break any forum rulings. This is purely a hobby, but a hobby I love to do and love to share. It even looks as if I will be attempting to teach a few French members of our local AVF, http://www.avf.asso.fr/Website/site/accueil.php . We are members of our local groupe here in Carcassonne and it would be lovely to put something back into it..

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Absolutely lovely! I do admire your skill. Lucky Carcassonne AVF members, if you can set up a group there! It's amazing what skills people can share in these groups; ours also has several art/craft groups going, besides the more usual walking, language, IT groups. [:)]

And I think beech is lovely! I love just about any sort of wood; I have a small collection of wooden eggs - lovely to look at, even better to hold, very soothing! [:D]

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[quote user="Jonzjob"]Âme, the lines are burnt on using a short length of fine steel wire, like a cheese wire with a wooden handle on each end. You just pull the wire against the spinning wood and friction does the rest. Easy init and I think it's very effective. I used it on this to hide the join between the thimble and the main body, but now when you pick it up it's a guess as to which end comes off[8-)] [/quote]

Easy when you know how! And very effective, the join is completely invisible.

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