Apple Box

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Project by diggerdelaney posted 11-27-2014 10:34 AM 1387 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is from an unknown piece of wood. It measures 3 1/2” to the top of the apple not including the leaf and is 3 ” at its widest.

Turned using a roughing gauge for bulk removal then spindle gauge and skew for the outside, the inside i used a spindle gauge to for a hole to the required depth then a crown revolution tool for the hollowing. Sanded down to 320grit inside and out.

The leaf and stalk are from a piece of mahogany the stalk was cut using a carving knife which does not leave it perfectly round and the leaf was cut on the scrollsaw and then finished with the carving knife to add the veins. Added a piece of clove in the bottom.

Finished with Danish oil when dry given a quick buff with the chestnut buffing system.

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#1 posted 11-27-2014 10:40 AM

Now that is one sweet apple Derek….. almost looks real, well done sir…cheers,crowie

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#2 posted 11-27-2014 02:22 PM

Outstanding piece of wood & turning, thanks for sharing!

-- Bill

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#3 posted 11-27-2014 08:55 PM

Beautiful, would be a great gift to a teacher.

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#4 posted 11-28-2014 04:25 AM

Very nice indeed! Well done! Thanks for Posting.


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#5 posted 11-28-2014 07:48 AM

Great work.

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