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20th Aug 2007, 04:03 PM
i tried my first ornamental peice today.

i only used a GMC woodlathe and angle grinder with sanding disk attached.

it was easyer than i thaught.

20th Aug 2007, 04:05 PM
nice work

21st Aug 2007, 12:08 AM
Looks pretty good to me.

21st Aug 2007, 12:21 AM
Great mate

21st Aug 2007, 11:52 AM
will try my dremmil next time.

and go a bit harder

23rd Aug 2007, 09:51 AM
hey interesting carving WB, looks like fun.
Did you have the lathe turned on when u did the grinder/sanding disc thing ?

good work but i am not sure if it fully constitute ornamental turning

more like carved turning


23rd Aug 2007, 11:57 AM
Did you have the lathe turned on when u did the grinder/sanding disc thing ?

no i turned it down to a piramid shape then drew on the spirals and sanded/carved the center away. next time i will do a complete curl instead of a half:2tsup: .

24th Aug 2007, 02:09 AM
Have a look at the video on the Arbortech site. Might give you some inspiration :)


24th Aug 2007, 07:08 PM
yer thaught about getting an arbourtec thing but i recon i can do about everything with my sanding disk as with that thing.

Skew ChiDAMN!!
24th Aug 2007, 07:30 PM
Just thought I'd mention: a quick way to get rid of the waste when doing barley twists is to mark out the spiral and then drill it out every half inch or so. Don't try joining the holes together with the drill though... use your Dremel/Arbortech/whatever for that, otherwise thye drill can "dig in" and start removing chunks that you really don't want removed. :rolleyes: DAMHIKT.

Done properly, it can save quite a bit of time and effort. :thyel:

BTW, that's a good first effort, Weisy! I've only done a couple, enough to know I need a lot more practice. [sigh]

25th Aug 2007, 09:01 PM
yer me to this one went in the fire to keep us worm during the cold rainy wether.