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Poplar Melting Pots

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Project by bigogre posted 08-31-2014 11:38 PM 1664 views 3 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These vases are poplar/walnut and poplar/maple Both are 8×10 inches, and finished with wipe on poly. I like to use poplar for projects like this because it shapes well, and has a lot of color contrast built in. These projects start out on the lathe, then taken to the band saw and sliced, then carved, then glued back together, then turned on the lathe again, then finished.

Point is, they are a lot of work, but a lot of fun to look at.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 08-31-2014 11:48 PM

Crazy unique, can’t say I’ve ever seen this style before on the site. Nice work this should turn plenty of heads!

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 12:04 AM

“a lot of fun to look at” I second that motion! They are unique and beautiful!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 12:06 AM

Wicked Cool!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 09-01-2014 12:08 AM

SUPER

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#5 posted 09-01-2014 12:37 AM

I believeI gasped when I saw this. You are on your game. a WOW piece!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 09-01-2014 01:00 AM

That’s utterly AMAZING! And I can definitely agree with “a lot of fun to look at”...and after all, that’s what give us all pleasure! Very unique!

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#7 posted 09-01-2014 01:05 AM

You are creating some interesting and unique looks with your process and I would love to see a blog on this .

-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 09-01-2014 01:16 AM

Very impressive work. Your normal.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 09-01-2014 01:57 AM

Awesome, great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#10 posted 09-01-2014 02:17 AM

Looks nice.

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#11 posted 09-01-2014 02:27 AM

Just plain amazing!!..................Jim

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

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#12 posted 09-01-2014 03:48 AM

Most unique and really a head scratcher , but I like it.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#13 posted 09-01-2014 04:27 AM

Very nice combination. looking forward to doing another one on four sides this winter, You inspire me. thanks for posting.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 09-01-2014 06:16 AM

What the heck???

I like it…...................

-- mike...............

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#15 posted 09-01-2014 06:52 AM

I’ve been looking at all your ‘melating pots’. They are astonishingly beautiful. This one is no different. Love the color variations in poplar. Have you made any that are smaller? What do you feel is the hardest part about this process? Thanks for sharing, Bigogre.

-- God bless, Candy

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