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If you've got a chuck, a thin parting tool (1/8"), a 1/4" bench chisel
or a small skew and a small scaper or insert tool you can round off the
end of, why not have a go at turning small, really small - as in
miniatures. They're quick to turn so you can try all sorts of profiles
and finishes in 20 minutes or less. In the process, you can also
develop some tool control you can use later on "normal sized" pieces.

Here's a link to HOW TO, and images of a LOT of little pieces to give
you some ideas for some miniatures.

http://web.hypersurf.com/~charlie2/T...niatures1.html

Try it, you'll like it!

charlie b

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charlie b wrote:
If you've got a chuck, a thin parting tool (1/8"), a 1/4" bench chisel
or a small skew and a small scaper or insert tool you can round off the
end of, why not have a go at turning small, really small - as in
miniatures. They're quick to turn so you can try all sorts of profiles
and finishes in 20 minutes or less. In the process, you can also
develop some tool control you can use later on "normal sized" pieces.

Here's a link to HOW TO, and images of a LOT of little pieces to give
you some ideas for some miniatures.

http://web.hypersurf.com/~charlie2/T...niatures1.html

Try it, you'll like it!

charlie b

I've sold quite a few miniature bowls--what my wife didn't confiscate.

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On 6/8/2012 2:33 PM, G.W. Ross wrote:
charlie b wrote:
If you've got a chuck, a thin parting tool (1/8"), a 1/4" bench chisel
or a small skew and a small scaper or insert tool you can round off the
end of, why not have a go at turning small, really small - as in
miniatures. They're quick to turn so you can try all sorts of profiles
and finishes in 20 minutes or less. In the process, you can also
develop some tool control you can use later on "normal sized" pieces.

Here's a link to HOW TO, and images of a LOT of little pieces to give
you some ideas for some miniatures.

http://web.hypersurf.com/~charlie2/T...niatures1.html

Try it, you'll like it!

charlie b

I've sold quite a few miniature bowls--what my wife didn't confiscate.


a small box I made a few years back has a finial with a captive ring.
The OD of the finial is about .015 and the thickness of the captive ring
is about .008. Does that count?
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a small box I made a few years back has a finial with a captive ring.
The OD of the finial is about .015 and the thickness of the captive ring
is about .008. Does that count?


0.008" is a bit over 1/128" or about 4 strands of human hair. I'd say
your piece would qualify as "miniature". Now when you get down to a few
atoms, you'd get into nano pieces. Below that you're into The Emperor's
Tailor range.
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If you've got a chuck, a thin parting tool (1/8"), a 1/4" bench chisel
or a small skew and a small scaper or insert tool you can round off the
end of, why not have a go at turning small, really small - as in
miniatures. They're quick to turn so you can try all sorts of profiles
and finishes in 20 minutes or less. In the process, you can also
develop some tool control you can use later on "normal sized" pieces.

Here's a link to HOW TO, and images of a LOT of little pieces to give
you some ideas for some miniatures.

http://web.hypersurf.com/~charlie2/T...niatures1.html

Try it, you'll like it!

charlie b


Here is a link with more examples.
http://www.chinleeminiature.com/TurningsPage.html

Iulia is a member of my woodworking club NWA http://www.woodworker.org/ and
lives near by... The closer you look at her work the more detail you notice!

John



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