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Project by PetVet posted 06-24-2009 12:28 AM 1115 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project, but kind of nerve racking to turn. Made out of cocobolo wood, with a wax/shellac friction finish. About 8 inches square and 2 inches high.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.





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savannah505

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#1 posted 06-24-2009 12:30 AM

Wow, I bet that was nerve wracking, it looks great though.

-- Dan Wiggins

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 06-24-2009 12:32 AM

Hey Rich
This is really nice the square part is the big trick .How’s your knuckels?. Very well done beautiful.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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PetVet

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#3 posted 06-24-2009 12:36 AM

Jim, they say I can take the bandages off in 5 days…

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#4 posted 06-24-2009 12:40 AM

Beautiful piece… the endgrain reminds me of this Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) project of mine : )
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/7358

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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lew

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#5 posted 06-24-2009 01:50 AM

Nice!!

I cannot imagine how you would sand something like this!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 06-24-2009 03:37 AM

Keep it up its great.

-- Dale

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#7 posted 06-24-2009 03:52 AM

My knuckles and fingers are all healed up so I think I’ll try anther like that one soon. Great job. I like it.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 06-24-2009 02:28 PM

looks great!
i assume you used a product called shellawax for the finish and bieng a friction polish how did you polish up the sides of the peice?
you wouldn’t be able to do it with the lathe running so Im just interested in how you did this

I made a similar bowl out of rosewood not long ago
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/18029

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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PetVet

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#9 posted 06-24-2009 05:33 PM

Hey Brody, you are right, the “wings” couldn’t be done with the lathe turning. I sanded and finished them off the lathe. The friction finish can be used by hand, sort of a french polish, only easier.
Your bowl is beautiful, gotta love redwood.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 06-25-2009 12:23 AM

Care must be used when cutting Cocobolo, as the wood’s oils can induce allergic reactions if inhaled or exposed to unprotected skin and eyes. A dust collection system, coupled with the use of personal protective equipment such as respirators, is highly recommended when machining this wood .”

I saw this quote on Wikipedia and I wonder if you had any problems with it ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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PetVet

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#11 posted 06-25-2009 04:51 PM

Hi Dusty, no I don’t seem to be allergic to Cocobolo, or any other exotic woods for that matter. I do wear a mask when sanding though, just to keep the dust out of my lungs. I know from the recent article in Fine Woodworking that Cocobolo, rosewood, and teak are some of the more allergenic woods out there.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#12 posted 06-25-2009 10:08 PM

Thanks for the feedback ….so far in my life I seem to be allergic to everything except wood dust…lucky me . I will use a mask along with my dust collector and air filters …just in case : ) Thanks

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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