Turned Maple Box with Finial

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Project by Tim Dorcas posted 02-16-2009 11:29 PM 1689 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I actually made this in a bowl turning class. My instructor helped with the finial. I really like the bottom part but I think I may do the top again. It’s a little heavy for my tastes. The top fits quite snuggly. I finished it with a Salad Bowl Finish. While I typically try to finish everything at the lathe, I think I may be using this finish for other projects. That’s about it.



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#1 posted 02-16-2009 11:37 PM

ITS PERFECT! A beautiful work of art!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 02-16-2009 11:45 PM

I agree. I don’t thing I would change anything. It’s very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 02-16-2009 11:49 PM

I love it but that doesn’t matter, right? YOU gotta love it! lol.

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#4 posted 02-17-2009 01:23 AM

Really nice finial on a really nice box. Nice little box.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 02-17-2009 01:38 AM

I really like it, too.

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#6 posted 02-17-2009 03:41 AM

Sweeeet. I like it also

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 02-17-2009 06:09 AM

I love the base and lid, very attractive, the only thing I would tweak is the size of the finial … its beautiful but seems a bit large given the scale of everything else. That said I wish I could make a finial like that ! Great job!

-- Steve

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#8 posted 02-17-2009 06:27 PM

really nice. Where did you take the class?

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#9 posted 02-17-2009 10:33 PM

Really fine, that’s a keep-sake.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 02-18-2009 05:45 AM

Very nice work. Thanks for posting.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#11 posted 10-30-2009 06:03 AM

Real nice piece I like it just remember it takes a lot and lots of practice to become good at it (Ithink IM a 25%of the way)lol

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#12 posted 10-30-2009 06:11 AM

very cool…I like the contrast of the two woods…

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#13 posted 10-30-2009 07:39 AM

classic and elegant

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