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DaveHawk
09-29-14, 10:26 PM
I like to play with the lath. Turned 4 calls this weekend. 1 maple and 3 Brazilian rosewoods 9/29
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These are turkey call used with a striker to creat the hen sounds

DaveHawk
09-29-14, 10:32 PM
I have the need to create. If I see something that is interesting and beautiful and useful I gravitate to it. I usually have a strong desire to be very interested in the everyday tools people us for hunting such as the calls, black powder rifles and instruments.

BioLiberate
09-22-15, 11:34 AM
Do not stop! This is amazing work! I've always wanted to try my hand at a lath. How difficult is the learning process?

namazu
09-26-15, 02:08 PM
Do not stop! This is amazing work! I've always wanted to try my hand at a lath. How difficult is the learning process?
I agree -- nice work, DaveHawk!

Getting started with turning isn't too difficult -- getting very good at it definitely takes work!

We had a lathe in 7th grade woodshop, and I was able to make a bowl. Not a work of art, but a functional bowl that I still have!

If there is a woodworking supply store (like Woodcraft, Rockler, or an independent place), a continuing/vocational education school, or an arts studio near you, you may be able to find an "intro to turning" type workshop or class for beginners.

You can turn everything from pens (they sell kits -- you shape the wood outside and assemble the parts) and turkey calls to fancy spindles to baseball bats to stunning bowls and purely decorative art.

wirelessmiss
10-15-15, 02:57 PM
COOL! I want to go play with the lathe in our woodshop now. Beautiful work!