Camphor Chalice

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Project by Xyloid_Curt posted 11-29-2014 01:11 AM 958 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chalice is made from a Camphor tree grown in central Florida and has some beautiful coloring and grain. Camphor is a very aromatic wood and I have left a hole in the bottom unsealed so the camphor odor is still present. The chalice measures 6 1/2 inches wide by 6 inches high. The base is 3 inches in diameter.
The bowl is finished with a satin lacquer. Camphor wood is quite pleasant to turn, but again, is very aromatic, so I have to open my shop up completely to stand the strong odor.

-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood"

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-29-2014 01:39 AM

Beautiful chalice, Curt!!!!!!!

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

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#2 posted 11-29-2014 02:01 AM

Very pretty, great work thanks for posting

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 11-29-2014 02:13 AM

Great project and wood. Love the color and grain.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 11-29-2014 02:29 PM

Very well turned. Beautiful.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 11-29-2014 03:20 PM

Well done, and a very beautiful piece of wood. Bet that smelled so good when turning it.

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

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#6 posted 11-30-2014 08:49 PM

Nice work Curt :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 12-01-2014 06:02 PM

Thanks to all of you for the comments. It’s always nice to to expose the hidden beauty of wood ;-)

-- Xyloid Curt "Exposing the hidden beauty in wood"

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#8 posted 12-03-2014 04:03 PM

Very nice.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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