Walnut Turned Box

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Project by socrbent posted 01-01-2015 12:08 AM 1057 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some off time gave me a chance to finish this project that was started this past summer. Split a chunk of walnut limb that had been drying under my bench for a couple of years and glued in a slice of maple. then glued on a mounting block to one end. This sat under the lathe for 6 months. After Christmas turned the outside and applied two coats of danish oil. Parted lid from base leaving top in chuck. Then drilled the recess in the lid with a lip. Turned a small piece of maple into a cylinder to fit inside the lip. Glued the maple into lid and drilled out center leaving the small maple ring. Mounted base and drilled out to fit the lid. This method of adding an alignment ring removes little wood between lid and base improving grain match. I’m finally getting better at the fitting and alignment for lid to base. Applied some wax for final look. I actually like the black area where my dull parting tool burned as it separated lid from the base. Final size is a little over 3” height and 2” in diameter. Thanks for looking comments are welcomed.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 01:02 PM

Nice work here. I like making turned boxes too but they don’t seem to generate much interest on this site for some reason. What is the box going to hold?


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#2 posted 01-01-2015 06:30 PM

Thanks Wayne. Haven’t decided what to use it for yet. It would work well for toothpicks or q-tips. Lack of comments is ok with me. I’m happy with the progress in my turning skills.

-- socrbent Ohio

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