OSU Cowboy Spitoon

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Project by OSU55 posted 12-28-2015 12:44 PM 1306 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made 2 of these as Christmas presents this year. As you might guess from my avatar, I’m an Oklahoma State fan – an alumni academically and athletically, I played football there. I gave one to my 23 yr old son, who is a big OSU fan, and the other to my high school coach in thanks for all of the coaching, opportunities, and life lessons he provided some 40 years ago. He’s 78 now, and coached until he was 75, 51 seasons. Still healthy and sharp as a tack. I’ve stayed in contact with him over the years. My son and I attended at least one of his team’s games each year since 2000, when we moved close enough to make the drive.

As for the project, I wanted to turn something on the lathe but wanted something unique, with a tie-in to sports and specifically the OSU Cowboys. The spittoon relates to cowboys and OSU’s colors are orange and black. Wood is soft maple. The piece was dyed black, sanded back, dyed orange, a couple of coats of blonde shellac to seal the dye, and 6 coats of Target Coatings EM6000 Lacquer (waterborne). Let cure for 5 days, then sanded and polished.

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#1 posted 12-28-2015 11:33 PM

Beautiful projects, colours look great, finish shows them off nicely!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 12-29-2015 06:30 AM

The finish is totaly incredible.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-29-2015 07:05 AM

Those are truly beautiful. How on God’s green earth could you let anyone spit in those? A planter maybe!

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#4 posted 12-29-2015 01:51 PM

Thanks for the comments! No spit, and not a planter either – no water allowed! Fake “green” stuff only!

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