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Project by Corey posted 2689 days ago 1101 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first turning in awhile. I didn’t know what this was going to be when I put this 5×7 chunk of cherry on the lathe. After roughing it round I went for a hollowed vessel. Not sure what you would really call it. Quite a chore hollowing it with nothing but scrapers. Decided to make a walnut lid with a finial on it. Not sure I like the lid but overall I am happy with it. One of my better pieces I think and my first real hollow form. About 4 1/4 inches at it’s widest and 9 inches tall with the finial.

Thanks for looking!

Corey

-- http://woodshop51503.tripod.com/index.html





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scottb

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#1 posted 2689 days ago

Another great thing about the spontaneity of the lathe. Letting the wood decide what i’ll become.

looks a bit like an urn, or perhaps, maybe better served as a small cookie jar? (with the cookie crumbs left over it could be a cookie urn? :)

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Chip

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#2 posted 2689 days ago

Beautiful, lid and all.

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#3 posted 2689 days ago

A worthy use of the cherry. It turned out great.

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Drew1House

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#4 posted 2689 days ago

What have you finished it with. I love cherry after it has been aged… I bet at that point when the color darkens up it looks (even More) fantastic with the lid.

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Corey

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#5 posted 2689 days ago

Thanks all, I appreciate it! Drew, I use the same mixture for most of my turnings and flat work. I take equal parts of Minwax Gloss Poly, Mineral Spirits and Boiled Linseed Oil. Basically a home made wipe on oil poly.

Corey

-- http://woodshop51503.tripod.com/index.html

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 2689 days ago

That is beautiful!

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2689 days ago

I agree—beautiful!

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netized

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#8 posted 2689 days ago

Great turning! Does the linseed slow down the drying much?

-- Jeff, Santa Fe

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Corey

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#9 posted 2689 days ago

Thanks guys I appreciate it. Jeff, not that I have noticed. Very much like commercial poly. The more thinner you add the drying time shortens however it also makes a very very thin coat. With equal parts it is dry to touch and ready to recoate within 5-6 hours and ver dry over night.

Corey

-- http://woodshop51503.tripod.com/index.html

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 2688 days ago

Nice form and top, good work on the finial, looks nice. jockmike

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 2559 days ago

beautiful work ! a real show piece

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Karson

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#12 posted 2559 days ago

A great Cherry vase. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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oscorner

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#13 posted 2559 days ago

Beautiful.

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mot

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#14 posted 2550 days ago

Really beautiful. I really like it’s form. Nice work!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 2370 days ago

A beautiful creation!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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