My lathe journeys. #11: ... Maple , walnut, & oak.

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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 01-27-2015 09:23 PM 1352 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Just a couple of small bowls. Part 11 of My lathe journeys. series Part 12: ... Pecan & maple. I REALLY like how this one came out »

Made this one for a good friend who turned 70 last weekend. Geeze, we ARE getting old, aren’t we :-)
Stacked up and glued a few pieces of wood,


Cut the blocks into a “sorta round” shape and super-glued a small piece of 2X4 to it for a turning base. I usually dont have any idea what will come from the block once I start turning. I just start cutting and see what “feels right”.

Here’s what it looks like with 3 coats of Danish oil.

And here’s the finished bowl with 2 coats of lacquer sprayed on it.



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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#1 posted 01-28-2015 12:28 AM

Oh my! Absolutely beautiful. One of these days I might try my hand a t turning. Nice job Joe.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#2 posted 01-28-2015 03:04 AM

That’s a really nice one Joe. When I turn 70,I’ll expect one in the mail.
Beautiful finish.

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Mark Wilson

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#3 posted 07-27-2015 05:35 AM

There it is. Sprayed on lacquer. Sprayed on shellac. Same thing, only different. Did you friction polish it as you went? This piece, Joe, is a thing to write home about.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 07-27-2015 08:46 PM

Yes Mark, I like to apply the oil while it’s spinning on the lathe. By holding the rag against the piece pretty hard it heats up just a bit and I think it helps the oil soak in a bit better.

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