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Re: Members Campers

Postby zildjian » 22 Dec 2015 22:51

and this woodturning listed as a pastime, do you do a lot of that?
I've been hearing a lot about this as a hobby lately and wondered if it was something I could add to my carpentry skillset

but the outlay on lathe and handtools sounded quite dear, is it?
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Postby derestrictor » 23 Dec 2015 18:20

not just the tools. a lathe the specially long chisels they use and then the lumps of wood from all over the world to whittle into candlesticks and fruitbowls
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Postby hondababe55 » 23 Dec 2015 18:54

Hi and welcome.

I've got a Northstar 850SC on a Mazda B2500. I love it for all the reasons you've stated - just drop off and drive off.

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Postby zildjian » 23 Dec 2015 21:24

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Re: Members Campers

Postby lamp-it » 23 Dec 2015 22:35

ah got it the OP wants to tow a boat, I was sat here wondering what the speedboat meant :shock:
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Re: Members Campers

Postby Black Countryman » 25 Dec 2015 10:15

Thanks again for all the welcomes & comments and thanks for the picture of the demountable towing a boat. Did you have to add something to your trailer to increase the distance between the back of the camper & the boat? I was looking at it a couple of days ago and I'm worried that my dinghy will be too close to the vehicle and catch the camper when I turn.

As for the woodturning bit, its something I started at woodwork night school and I found that its relaxing to see shavings flying over my shoulder and a lump of wood turn into something useful and, hopefully, beautiful.

Its not an expensive hobby. I picked up a second hand lathe and a set of chisels and some decent wood for about £140 from the widow of a friend of a friend but if you get addicted it can be like any other hobby and you can spend a fortune on tools and gadgets to get "perfect" results. Fortunately, I'm a bit tight and I don't spend too much on tools but I'm a bit of a bugger for splashing out on new finishes. I hardly spend anything on wood as I beg, steal and borrow 95% of the stuff I turn and like to recycle old wood. Here is a picture of a bowl I turned for a VIP visitor to our sailing club. It cost nothing as the bowl is made from the back end of a boat which had been abandoned in the dinghy park and the oak insert came from an off cut of the fence. I can't claim credit for the etching as my wife does that side of things.

Merry Christmas :D

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Re: Members Campers

Postby derestrictor » 25 Dec 2015 22:21

Nice work Black Countryman on that bowl out of interest how many hours to create something like that my FiL used to do that years back tried to get me interested but i dont have the attention span/patience :roll:
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Re: Members Campers

Postby Black Countryman » 21 Jan 2016 21:16

Sorry for the delay, I didn't spot your post (is there some way of being notified when somebody comments on a post you've made?)

The bowl didn't take that long ( a couple of hours or so) to make and my wife did the skillful bit (the engraving) under supervision).

There is a slideshow on Youtube showing how I made it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai2hJaJdmUA
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Postby zildjian » 21 Jan 2016 23:24

hello again, you should be getting notified of activity in your own posts, or in this case 'members campers'
just ✔ the subscribe box at bas of page on right I believe
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