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Antler pens and Juniper bowls

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Project by Hix posted 08-02-2009 01:14 AM 1008 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple of my recent projects. The pens are antler with a CA finish. Two of them have a small amount of bark left on them. I sell quite a few of these and my market seems to like a little bark left on. I mostly turn for fun however, the pens do finance most of my turning addiction.

The two bowls are both juniper from a tree cut down in the neighborhood. They are both about 7” in diameter. They both were really just practice on free wood, trying out different ideas and seeing how bad I can mess up a finish. The short one has Danish oil only and while I was buffing it, my buffer tried to steal it and smash it against the walll so I just glued the crack so it would not get bigger and left it. The larger one had a big split after I roughed it out and let it dry, so I filled it with epoxy and blue dye. I used too much dye, it bleeds and is too dark. That’s ok, it was a learning experience too.

Thanks for looking.

-- ---call me---- Mark





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huff

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#1 posted 08-02-2009 02:22 AM

I really like the pens, but the bowls are really cool. Great looking finish.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#2 posted 08-02-2009 03:55 AM

super bowls and pens

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 08-02-2009 05:17 AM

Very nice turnings. Great edges on the bowls.

Love the look of juniper.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 08-02-2009 04:26 PM

Nice pens and the bowls are very nice looking too.

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

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#5 posted 08-02-2009 08:33 PM

Great job on pens and bowl, I like the way you finished the bottom of the bowl, I have to try that.
Thanks

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#6 posted 08-03-2009 04:17 AM

Nice work, I really like the antler pens. Great idea, I agree with your customers the little bit of bark makes a nice contrast and looks great.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?" www.jeffstarrstudio.com

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