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    Default Conductors Baton

    A big thank you to all who have given me advice and shown me the right way of doing something. So after a long time, and several "no, I'll come back to that" moments, i under no stress, managed to finish the choral conductors Baton. Not bad for a freebie for someone. My club President put it out there as a challenge. So with really soooo much time on my hands, NOT, I took it on. It's been fun to say the least.

    when I mean finished, I took it off the lathe in one piece, rather than it flying off! And me having 2 pieces with the second part wedged, either in me or the roof! Haha.

    i have still got to cut free and square the end up, as he wanted it 8mm square tapered to 5 though the body into 3.5mm at the end. Should this not be to his liking, I will have a very nice piece to show people my patience. And that I'm not always a bull in a China shop.

    so after a lot of time on the skew, high rpms (as high as my chuck will allow) and advice and tips from you lot, here she is. African Wenge / Silver Ash. My fav combo at the moment.

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    Ps I couldn't wait to post this, hence not got a finish on it or me made the box for it yet.

    here are some progressive shots (the others pics are posted in a thread called "advice please")

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    Again, thank you all for your advice and tips.

    Richard

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    Well done Richard , looks great............
    Cheers smiife

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    Very nice!! ....... and the wood Richard?
    What did you choose and why?

    Euge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euge View Post
    Very nice!! ....... and the wood Richard?
    What did you choose and why?

    Euge
    African Wenge - I had plenty of small pen blank sizes perfect for this, and I liked the contrast

    Silver ash - it needed to be pale, and straight, both of which Silver Ash is. It has nice straight grain

    some batons are painted white so they can be seen. I don't want me handy work painted so used pale timber.

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    Thanks Richard good choices to show contrast in colour

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