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    You have to start somewhere, so here we go.
    At this time I do not own a lathe. I got to thinking I dont need no stinking lathe.
    Some time back a couple of years ago my wife went on vacation, ( somewhere forgot where) any way this is what she brought me home. She had one of the locals go out back and chop it off a tree!!

    Oh yea it was Africa


    Any who , this is what I will be shaping into a pipe.







    Some rough out at the band saw. I cut a square tendon on the bottom, so I have have a good square grip while it is in the vise.














    Did a little work at the sander










    Now that I have a rough shape in mind I will stew on the details a bit, until I get my part in hand.
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    You lucky man you......She could have brought you home a tee-shirt......

    duckie......

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    Please, please, take detailed pics throughout the build! So many, and so detailed, that even an idiot like me couldn't mess up a build!

    Really looking forward to seeing how this turns out. How do you plan to cure or dry the wood?

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    Of course you don't NEED a lathe, but you know you want one
    That's a killer piece of wood, and a great start. I'm looking forward to the rest of this project.

    If past performance is any indicator (and I know it is), this is gonna be really nice.

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    That is going to be one beautiful pipe. That wood grain is amazing, it reminds me of marble!


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    Quote Originally Posted by duckie_44 View Post
    You lucky man you......She could have brought you home a tee-shirt......

    duckie......

    LOL Duckie,
    I got a Harley T from her last trip to the Bahamas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog View Post
    Please, please, take detailed pics throughout the build! So many, and so detailed, that even an idiot like me couldn't mess up a build!

    Really looking forward to seeing how this turns out. How do you plan to cure or dry the wood?
    I will provide lots of pics and detail. Promise

    The wood has been in the garage for over 3 1/2 years. (now that I think about it)
    Should be OK by Now.
    Epoxy filler is a wonderful tool if needed. Comes in many colors.
    Last edited by Peppie; 11-19-2013 at 11:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavediver View Post
    Of course you don't NEED a lathe, but you know you want one
    That's a killer piece of wood, and a great start. I'm looking forward to the rest of this project.

    If past performance is any indicator (and I know it is), this is gonna be really nice.
    You are so right I do want one. Will probably have one with in a month. I have to be careful to get it into the shop without the Mrs. seeing it. I have my eye on this cheap POS
    http://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-...the-95607.html
    I dont need it to make money for me, and I will most likely have to tweek it in some way or another. But it can surely turn small pieces of wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DetraMental View Post
    That is going to be one beautiful pipe. That wood grain is amazing, it reminds me of marble!
    I am lucky to have such a nice piece (shaped as such) just laying around for this particular project.

    Some gold accents will make this pipe PoP

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    If you go the CL route, stay away from the lathes that have a single tube down the center. They're better than nothing, but the tool rest is a PITA, and the tailstock doesn't stay in line with the drive spindle. I'm going to use mine for a few more projects, and then it'll be time to upgrade (or at least step sideways into an old one that needs some rehab).

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