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Project by lightcs1776 posted 10-14-2015 09:52 PM 1402 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my wife, Sherry. She wanted something for putting pot-pourri. She can have pretty much whatever she wants as long as she puts up with me. I received a huge amount of help from an LJ member here while getting started on turning. I have a lot to learn, but each bowl I make lets me get a little better skills at turning. Thanks for checking it out.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 10-14-2015 10:04 PM

Happy wife…. Happy life….

The grain is amazing!!!
Nicely done.

-- 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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#2 posted 10-14-2015 10:08 PM

Thanks, Randy!

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 10-14-2015 10:12 PM

Beautiful wood, great job

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

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#4 posted 10-14-2015 10:16 PM

Much appreciated, Monte.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#5 posted 10-14-2015 10:43 PM

Gorgeous grain and spalting in that, Chris! Now, go make a plain one that wouldn’t be criminal to cover up with pot pourri. ;-) What finish? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 10-14-2015 10:45 PM

Thanks, Candy. Next bowls are for Christmas.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#7 posted 10-15-2015 12:30 AM

She be one lucky babe. Looks like master work to me.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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lightcs1776

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#8 posted 10-15-2015 12:36 AM

Jim,

I’m lucky she puts up with me. As for Master work, only my Lord Jesus can claim that title. He took my life and made it something worth talking about. Granted, I have a lot of flaws still, but He takes care of me anyway, and gave me a great wife.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#9 posted 10-15-2015 12:43 AM

That is a beautiful piece of timber Chris, What did you use for the finish???
Great job.

Thanks for sharing this with us.
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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#10 posted 10-15-2015 12:49 AM

Thanks, Bob. The wood came from my back yard. I admit, I am not very good at determining what type of wood it is. It is either red maple or mulberry. I used shellac for a finish. I have grown very fond of shellac as it is easy to use. I am pretty simple with my wood working. I find 8-10 coats works wonders. Eventually I will try some different types of shellac flakes.

Thanks for your comments Bob.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#11 posted 10-15-2015 12:51 AM

Excellent job Chris! Love the spalted wood. It’s fantastic having access to so many LJ willing to share their knowledge. Keep at it.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#12 posted 10-15-2015 12:55 AM

Thanks, Sandra. I really appreciate your kind words. You probably know the Mississippian who was instrumental in pointing me to the right direction (I’d mention him by name, but then he might hunt me down before he teaches me how to make proper jambalaya – grin). There’s a lot of mushrooms and such in the back yard, so there is a good bit of spalted wood … at least so far.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#13 posted 10-15-2015 05:03 AM

That’s a great bowl Chris, interesting to look at, nice finish. Did you have a chuck on it in the picture?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#14 posted 10-15-2015 11:40 AM


There s a lot of mushrooms and such in the back yard, so there is a good bit of spalted wood … at least so far.

- lightcs1776

Feed the trees mushrooms to make them spalt?
I have got to try that method.

Seriously though, nice work.
Every time I see a turned bowl lately reminds me that I have GOT to find time to give my lathe the TLC it deserves, soon.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#15 posted 10-15-2015 12:02 PM

Thanks, John. It stayed on a chuck until I had to remove the very center. I get paranoid about bowls going flying as I had one that was just about finished let loose and bust apart after it hit the wall.

William, I do find the pieces with mushrooms always have spalting.. It could be coincidence, but I doubt it I get a lot of mushrooms growing in my wood pile. I don’t bother covering it since the fireplace was converted to gas. Thanks for the compliment on the bowl. Your help and advice in getting started has really made an impact.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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