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July/August Turning Challenge - Miniatures

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I don’t remember name of this nut so if someone knows, be sure to tell us. The first pic shows it’s outer shell and the inner nut that was turned is sitting in bottle opener . I don’t have a lighter so Phillips bit will have to do. :wink:
My hollowing tool was a 5/64” Allen wrench in a 5/32” drilled hole.
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Very cool Tim! Were you able to hollow all the way down?
 

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Thanks Tony, yea I was able to hollow all the way down but likely still a bit heavy by relative terms. If I could measure, probably about 1/8” wall thickness
 
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Ok, so technically this wasn’t a scrap piece…ugh, back to drawing board
 

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Ok, so technically this wasn’t a scrap piece…ugh, back to drawing board

I consider it an acceptable entry, you met the spirit of the challenge. Good job! You're welcome to do another if you want, nothing in my rules say only one entry :ponder:
 

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I don’t remember name of this nut so if someone knows, be sure to tell us. The first pic shows it’s outer shell and the inner nut that was turned is sitting in bottle opener . I don’t have a lighter so Phillips bit will have to do. :wink:
My hollowing tool was a 5/64” Allen wrench in a 5/32” drilled hole.
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That is pretty cool! It's crazy that the meat of the nut was hard enough to turn. With everyone making good use of the Allen wrench hollower, I might have to try that myself. Take away the ruler and bit and it would look full sized. :)
 

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That is pretty cool! It's crazy that the meat of the nut was hard enough to turn. With everyone making good use of the Allen wrench hollower, I might have to try that myself. Take away the ruler and bit and it would look full sized. :)
Oh, it did require CA and shavings stabilization along the way. Not sure if age related , I’ve had these for 8-9 yrs at least.
 

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Ok. Here's thy official entry.
Masur birch. 1-5/8" tall.
Hollowed out the best I could without cutting through the inside out again. I used a couple of different sized allens ground down.
Orange lighter for scale....
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D@MN look at you! Hard to believe you haven't been turning all that long. The bowls you've turned out and now this!! Great job.
 
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