Iím no Alan!

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  • kwgeorge
    Veteran Member
    • Jan 2004
    • 1419
    • Alvin, TX, USA.

    Iím no Alan!

    Well I am no Alan Lacer but I thought I would take a shot at his turned angle from the latest issue of American Woodturner. The wife was Christmas shopping so I snuck out to the shop. Of course I had to modify a few things. This is my first one of these and I have a few lessons learned so I hope to do better on the next one. I say the next one because I barley made it in the door and my wife now owns this little angle. To make matters worse I have been told that I have to make 3 more before the weekend! She is keeping this one but wants me to make the others for gifts.

    This is made from Canary Wood and Redheart. I did not have quite a wide enough piece of the Redheart though and would have liked to have made the wings a bit bigger. I hollowed it out as Alan suggested so it could be used as an ornament if need be.


    Front;


    Back;



  • Whaler
    Veteran Member
    • Dec 2002
    • 3281
    • Sequim, WA, USA.
    • DW746

    #2
    Ken

    You did it again. Very nice.
    Dick

    http://www.picasaweb.google.com/rgpete2/

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    • CrashResq
      Established Member
      • Apr 2003
      • 199
      • Okmulgee, OK, USA
      • Ryobi BT3100

      #3
      Outstanding!... I read the same article and set aside a piece of osage orange and bloodwood to do one with when I get done with the goblets and vases I have to do first (also an order from SWMBO for Christmas gifts)

      Looks great Ken, keep up the good works


      Bill (in OK)
      Bill (in OK)

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      • gerti
        Veteran Member
        • Dec 2003
        • 2233
        • Minnetonka, MN, USA.
        • BT3100 "Frankensaw"

        #4
        Alan Lacer actually teaches some turning classes here in Minneapolis. I hope to attend some next year.

        Gerd

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        • Scottydont
          Veteran Member
          • Aug 2003
          • 2359
          • Edmonds, WA, USA.
          • Delta Industrial Hybrid

          #5
          Very nice Ken! You always manage to take things up a notch.
          Scott
          "The Laminate Flooring Benchtop Guy"

          Edmonds WA

          No coffee, no worky!

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          • GeekMom
            Senior Member
            • Dec 2004
            • 752
            • Bonney Lake, WA.
            • Shopsmith Mark V

            #6
            Simply beautiful. I'd like to try one of these . . .
            Karen
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            • boblon
              Senior Member
              • Aug 2003
              • 727
              • Florida, USA.

              #7
              Very nice Ken.

              BobL
              "Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgement."

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              • mudder
                Veteran Member
                • Jul 2003
                • 1532
                • I live in a house
                • Delta 36-650

                #8
                You're right,

                You are no Alan Lancer.


                You are Kenneth George, a master turner.

                What more do I need to say?



                &lt;edit&gt; Ken, I need to find that mag and get a copy of that article.[][] It looks really nice and I can see myself making them as gifts for next year.

                Scott

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                • rja
                  Established Member
                  • Jul 2004
                  • 422
                  • New Kensington, Pennsylvania, USA.
                  • BT3100-1

                  #9
                  How about another excellent tutorial on how you turned the angel?

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                  • Pappy
                    The Full Monte
                    • Dec 2002
                    • 10453
                    • San Marcos, TX, USA.
                    • BT3000 (x2)

                    #10
                    OK...how big is this piece? I don't see the tradmark coin or push pin in either photo for reference!

                    Beautiful work, as usual, Ken.
                    Don, aka Pappy,

                    Wise men talk because they have something to say,
                    Fools because they have to say something.
                    Plato

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                    • SteveR
                      Established Member
                      • Feb 2003
                      • 494
                      • USA.

                      #11
                      More ornaments....sweet...OMG...that is just too cool!!!
                      Simply amazing.

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                      • kwgeorge
                        Veteran Member
                        • Jan 2004
                        • 1419
                        • Alvin, TX, USA.

                        #12
                        Thanks guys, this one was defiantly a hit at home and other places.

                        Scott, a really nice thing to say but I am a long way from a master turner but I am learning! That article was in the latest American Woodturners magazine. These are normally available through Barnes and Noble. My methods differ from Alanís in several respects but different equipment and different ways to do stuff.

                        RJA, I thought about it but I kind of hate to do an article based on Alanís fine article.

                        Pappy, it is 2Ē wide and about 4Ē tall. I know I forgot the quarter but it was not there so I think my 19 year old took it. GrrrrÖ Did you ever notice that it is a Texas quarter!

                        What I am considering doing is an article on captive rings with an easy method for making and finishing them. I am also still working on my threading article but I am not quite there yet.

                        You guys that make and sell stuff really should look into this one. I had no idea the response this was going to bring. My wife took hers to work with her (we work for the same company) and I am being inundated with requests as to how much and could I do it before Christmas and so on. This little angle appears to be a hot one! I could sell at least 20 if I was so inclined.

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                        • sdmaker
                          Established Member
                          • Feb 2004
                          • 287
                          • St. louis, MI, USA.

                          #13
                          Very interesting, I bet you could get rid of alot of those. Pretty cute idea. Gonna have to see if I can find a copy of that article. Beautiful job as always Ken
                          Dave in Michigan
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                          • kwgeorge
                            Veteran Member
                            • Jan 2004
                            • 1419
                            • Alvin, TX, USA.

                            #14
                            I need to make a correction; the article is by Nick Cook and not Alan Lacer. I donít know how I managed to get confused.

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