Spalted Apple Ginger Jar

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Project by Silverback posted 07-09-2009 04:17 PM 1101 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I turned this from an apple tree which blew over in a bad windstorm. Most of the tree was rotten and twisted anyway, but I got lucky and salvaged several pieces from the main trunk. It is about 4” tall and is finished with Tried & True and wax. It is inspired from those Chinese ginger jars that have those blue pictures on them.
Any comments are always welcome.

-- Started with nothing, got most of it left.

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#1 posted 07-09-2009 04:22 PM

Very nice looking box. You show some very good skill.

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

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#2 posted 07-09-2009 04:26 PM

Wow, Nice Work!!

I think you captured the essence of the ginger jar, perfectly.

I am not familiar with the “Tried & True” finish. What is it?

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

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#3 posted 07-09-2009 04:28 PM

Thanks for the nice comment. I am kind of new to turning and have never taken any classes or anything. I just picked it up from trial & error, I’ve had a Oneway 1224 lathe for aout five years, but have only started to be seriuos about it here lately. My biggest downfall is planning ahead. or rather not planning ahead.

-- Started with nothing, got most of it left.

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#4 posted 07-09-2009 04:34 PM

Tried & True is polymerized linseed oil and beeswax mixed. It is a wonderful wood finish that is food safe. It has a beautiful satin sheen and you can build gloss by building coats. I learned about from reading about Shaker wood projects by Christian Becksvoort. I like it because it’s just so easy.
Here’s a link (I hope that’s ok here):

-- Started with nothing, got most of it left.

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#5 posted 07-09-2009 06:13 PM

Great job…very nice.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 07-09-2009 06:15 PM

Very appealing.. or is it appleing? Nice work, looks great

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#7 posted 07-09-2009 10:44 PM

Great looking design.

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#8 posted 07-10-2009 01:10 AM

That’s a great looking vessel. I love the color and texture of the wood grain.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 07-10-2009 01:24 AM

Sweet I like the shape and the detail in the lid awesome work…

-- David '65

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#10 posted 07-10-2009 02:07 AM

Great looking. I need to talk to some of the orchards here and see if I can get some green apple wood.

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

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#11 posted 07-10-2009 06:16 AM

very cool jar

-- Custom furniture

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