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Project by PaulDoug posted 122 days ago 624 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was looking at Mr. Cambell’s beautiful alabaster turnings and thought I’d post something I turned out of stone. This is soap stone and cocobolo. I think soap stone must bet much easier to turn than alabaster. I have some alabaster, but never had the nerve to try it. If you have never turned stone it is worth a try. I would suggest starting with soap stone and move up to alabaster.

I also made a shaving set out of soap stone. A soap mug, razor and a brush. If I can find a picture I might add to my projects.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk





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Lalloos

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#1 posted 121 days ago

Gorgeous candle Doug,the soapstone looks like a jade stone. What kind of finish is on the stone and cocobolo?

-- A poor workman blames his tools;either he learn to use them,or find better tools.Woodwork is good work;idle hands are the devils playthings.

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PaulDoug

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#2 posted 121 days ago

Thank you, the soap stone is just sanded on the lathe to 12000 micro mesh. Then polished. The cocobolo is just polished with tripoli and bee’s wax

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 121 days ago

This is really a now piece. It’s very elegant.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 121 days ago

Sweet candle and stand!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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