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Here is a small turned box with lid and decorative knob; approx 4” in diameter and 4.5” tall.

Base is shaped from Koa, knob is Ziricote with vulcanized plastic spacer beneath.

There was a large bark inclusion near the top of the box, after removal this was the shape left behind.

Simple oil/wax for a finish.

Comments welcomed.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#1 posted 11-13-2015 03:06 PM

Great work worthy of the wood.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#2 posted 11-13-2015 03:10 PM

Simply awesome Terry. That’s some beautiful wood and a spectacular job of turning.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works

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#3 posted 11-13-2015 03:18 PM


Abundant talent.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 11-13-2015 04:01 PM

Well done Terry.

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#5 posted 11-13-2015 04:04 PM

Beautifully done.


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#6 posted 11-13-2015 04:36 PM

Nice job. Beautiful box

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 11-13-2015 06:58 PM

hi very nice box love the wood great shape
all and all great bit of turning


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#8 posted 11-13-2015 07:06 PM

Both the wood and the box are absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 11-13-2015 07:09 PM

Looks great Terry. Seems like you have turned a lot of nice things on that first lathe. Any thoughts on upgrading to a bigger/fancier one…or will this one serve all your needs?

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#10 posted 11-13-2015 07:36 PM

Good job on a lovely piece of wood!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 11-13-2015 08:41 PM

It stinks. Send it to me for proper disposal. PM with address forth coming.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#12 posted 11-13-2015 09:26 PM

That is a really nice box, I’m saving it to try myself someday. How do you turn the inside of the lid after cutting it off? Soft/cole jaws?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#13 posted 11-13-2015 10:19 PM

Beautiful all the way around!!!

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#14 posted 11-13-2015 11:01 PM

Always a treat to see your work Terry. Wonderful shape and that wood is just crying out to be handled.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#15 posted 11-13-2015 11:43 PM

Thanks for the kind words, gang.

Shane, I’m ready for an upgrade! Have to wait…

Allen, a few ways to shape the inside of the lid. Yes to cole jaws. I usually grab that tenon sticking out of the top with pen jaws. Then a negative tenon on the inside of the lid helps turn the tip of the knob. I’ll try yo get more photos…have a few glued up for the next few days.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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