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Project by Grumpy posted 08-19-2015 07:03 AM 1011 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These Potpourrie Boxes are easy enough to make and make good presents for the ladies.
The darkest one is Queensland walnut (fairly tough wood), the one on the left is Wenge and the other is an unknown burl that came up well with a few coats of wipe on poly.
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Just a tip for would be wood turners.
If you hot melt glue a piece of scrap to your nice bit of wood you avoid wasting good wood that normally fits into the chuck.
When you want to separate the waste just hit it for a few seconds in the microwave (while your wife isn’t looking) and presto, works every time. Make sure you put a glass of water in the MV at the same time.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python





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#1 posted 08-19-2015 08:34 AM

Why the water?

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#2 posted 08-19-2015 08:36 AM

And what are the brooch-like things?

-- Mark

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#3 posted 08-19-2015 09:08 AM

Not water mate just coloured paper. The brooch like things are potpourri lids.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 11:54 AM

Nice ones, Tony. I think the water in the microwave is kind of like a heat sink so the part does not get the full blast. Is that right, Tony?

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

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#5 posted 08-19-2015 12:24 PM

These are beautifully done, Grumpy.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 08-19-2015 12:35 PM

Really nice Grumps

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#7 posted 08-19-2015 12:39 PM

Very nice indeed. The ladies will love you. Thanks for the tip too Grumpy.

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#8 posted 08-19-2015 09:07 PM

Great gifts Grumpy, well done mate
pete

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#9 posted 08-20-2015 11:12 PM

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#10 posted 08-21-2015 12:47 AM

Jim, yes I believe so. There is a way to cure wood in the MW, takes about an hour and you definitely need water. You may not need it for melting the glue over 30 seconds or so but I do it just in case it might overheat the wood.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 08-21-2015 12:47 AM

Thanks for all your kind words Jocks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 08-25-2015 12:24 AM

Good work as always Grumpman

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#13 posted 08-25-2015 01:31 AM

Thanks Danny Boy.

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