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A somewhat whimsical winged dish

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I threw a scrap piece of Elm on the lathe and this is what came of it. It’s about 6” square and 3/4” thick, the bowl part is about 1/2” deep. Good for small items like paperclips or guitar picks. Finished with shellac.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.





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#1 posted 09-19-2015 08:27 PM

Oooo! Pretty, Ted! Did you turn it then cut out the shape? Or visa versa?

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 09-19-2015 08:29 PM

Very cool. shows imagination.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-19-2015 08:52 PM

Cool little bowl. I LIKE it !

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#4 posted 09-19-2015 08:59 PM

Candy, the curved edges were an afterthought. The wood moved after I turned the underside, so I couldn’t get them an even thicknesss. So I figured if it’s going to be uneven, let’s just make it completely uneven. Thus, I cut the edges afterward, and hand sanded them.

Thanks Monte, that’s exactly the look I was going for! :)

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#5 posted 09-19-2015 09:14 PM

Nicely done…. looks good.
I think it could look better, though….
filled with M&Ms!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 09-19-2015 09:23 PM

Randy, I like your way of thinking. Then again, it wouldn’t stay filled very long around me!

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#7 posted 09-19-2015 10:35 PM

Ted

You did a great job on that. Wonder of wonders I made the same thing with the same wood afew years ago. Great minds think alike. lol

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#8 posted 09-19-2015 11:57 PM

Arlin, you stole my idea before I even had it! LOL!! Yeah I guess it’s true about great minds. :)

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#9 posted 09-20-2015 12:26 AM

Nice piece, Ted!!

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

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#10 posted 09-20-2015 01:56 AM

Really interesting piece Ted, love the shape.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 09-20-2015 04:29 AM

Love the shape, grain, and color.
Another piece saved from the scrap pile!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 09-20-2015 05:22 PM

This piece is highly irregular Ted. I guess that’s why I like it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 09-21-2015 02:27 AM

Thanks for the comments everybody.

Mike, I’m a bit irregular myself, which explains a lot.

Old Novice, for the grain and color credit goes to this Elm I’ve been using. I really like it and I’m amazed it’s not more common with woodworkers, especially for small pieces and turning.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#14 posted 09-21-2015 12:39 PM

Great turn! Cool grain and wonderful way to show it off!

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