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Project by PetVet posted 1761 days ago 1055 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 1761 days ago

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

-- Dan Wiggins

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1761 days ago

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 1761 days ago

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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Dusty56

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#4 posted 1761 days ago

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

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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lew

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#5 posted 1761 days ago

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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bigwoodturner

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#6 posted 1761 days ago

Keep it up its great.

-- Dale

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cabinetmaster

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#7 posted 1761 days ago

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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Broda

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#8 posted 1760 days ago

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 1760 days ago

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 1760 days ago

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 ?

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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PetVet

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#11 posted 1759 days ago

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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Dusty56

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#12 posted 1759 days ago

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

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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