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Vintage Telephone Challenge
Oct 1st, 2012 at 8:29am
 
I entered my Walnut Vintage Telephone in the Oklahoma State Fair and got First Place.  If you want a great challenge try turning one of these. Each piece is hollow and the telephone can be turned into a real working phone. I even added the fine details such as the small rubber parts that go where the wire comes out of the base and into the phone, and these parts were real small and were also turned from walnut as well. I used a flat nylon boot string for the cord. Anyone up for the challenge?
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Re: Vintage Telephone Challenge
Reply #1 - Oct 1st, 2012 at 9:14am
 
Now that's really cool! I would have never thought about making one but I have always like that style phone. Thanks for sharing a nice peace of art and a great idea.
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Reply #2 - Oct 1st, 2012 at 9:32am
 
Thanks.  I forgot to mention, there were nine pieces turned and I used a small brass pin to attach the head piece to the stem. This allows the head piece to move up and down.
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Reply #3 - Oct 1st, 2012 at 10:52am
 
Congratulations on first place! impressive piece of art work smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #4 - Oct 1st, 2012 at 11:03am
 
Nice.

That looks like fun but I don't know how you could make a call. There weren't keypads back then.  Roll Eyes
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Reply #5 - Oct 1st, 2012 at 11:07am
 
Congrats!!! on your win. That is a great piece of work.
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Reply #6 - Oct 1st, 2012 at 11:34am
 
Congrats and Very Nice Kathy!!
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Reply #7 - Oct 1st, 2012 at 12:05pm
 
Very well done.  Congratulations on the win.
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Reply #8 - Oct 1st, 2012 at 12:52pm
 
I like that, Kathy, very much.  I am fascinated with the idea of objects assembled from turned parts, but I still have a long way to go before I can match that.
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Reply #9 - Oct 1st, 2012 at 3:08pm
 
Kathy, I get to try. I've been commissioned to turn 12 phones for the musical "NO NO Nannette" this year.
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Reply #10 - Oct 1st, 2012 at 8:46pm
 
Many thanks for the nice comments.
Wow, to have a commission to turn 12 phones...hope the pay is good. That's a lot of work.  Would love to see pics when you are finished with them.
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Reply #11 - Oct 1st, 2012 at 9:39pm
 
congratulations on your win with the beautiful telephone.  be sure and enter it in the Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register. smiley=thumbsup.gif smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #12 - Oct 1st, 2012 at 10:07pm
 
Not sure I could take a picture to meet all the qualifications.  But may try it.
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Reply #13 - Oct 1st, 2012 at 11:21pm
 
Wow Kathy that is incredible! Congrates on your success. smiley=thumbsup.gif
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Reply #14 - Oct 2nd, 2012 at 5:09pm
 
I was just thinking about this project.  1, it's cool and I really like every part of it.  You did a great job with every aspect of the project.  But secondly, where did you get the sizes for each of the pieces?  Did you have an old phone to measure or did you find the specs somewhere to go by?  Where you just guessing how large/small to make each piece?  Tell us more please.
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