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 Post subject: Back to makin' shavings
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:33 am 
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Finally cleared off the lathe and dragged out several yet to be finished projects. This first is a spalted maple box bottom that was waiting for a top. I wasn't completely satisfied with the proportions of the top and finial and eventually parted off the finial just below the white (bone) detail, shortening the lid portion. Unfortunately it was a gift to someone who's since departed and I forgot to take a photo.

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The lid is maple burl. Finish is beeswax and mineral oil.

This one started out as a small candy dish but seemed to want a lid and finial. Cherry bottom & finial with walnut as the lid. The black accent line was burned in with a wire. More of a simple exercise to get back into the "swing" of things.

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Both are about 4" in diameter.

Would appreciate critique ...!

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BEAUTIFUL! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Those are both just outstanding. I'm trying to get the knack of bowls, and lids will be next on the agenda. I may be hitting you up for help and advice. :wink:

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Don't know if I'm the 'go to guy' for advice on boxes and such, Frank, but I'll sure share what little I know.

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You forgot to take the guy who is dead photo!!!

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Sean McNulty wrote:
You forgot to take the guy who is dead photo!!!


Arghhhh ...

"Departed" as in left town, gone home (to the UK), so on and so forth. (grin)

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More 'stuff from the lathe:

A rather simple walnut bowl -

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Spalted maple is a favorite medium. This one's about 5" in diameter

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I tend to turn bowls with a thicker wall than most just to give them more substance. These are all intended for use rather than shelf display.

Haven't done a lot of natural edge pieces. This is one of the few I managed to pull off fairly well.

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Another favorite and plentiful material in these parts is big leaf maple burl.

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Black locust. Not one of my favorites. It's quite hard and doesn't smell all that great. It is pretty stable once dry, though.

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This walnut platter was my first attempt at making "feet" on a large piece. I think I need to invest in a sanding disk for my drill motor! Removed most of the waste between the feet by hand with a chisel on this one.

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Finish on all these is beeswax & mineral oil except for the natural edge piece which is shellac.

Comments/critique welcome.

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WOW, you've been busy I see. Great work on all, but I especially love the live edged one. Just gorgeous. 8) 8) 8)

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