Hollow tunings

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Project by Mark posted 12-31-2015 08:52 PM 642 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are 2 hollow turned vessels I made for friends we will be seeing tonight. Both are Cherry with Maple finials. Basic black paint from the local craft store and 2 coats semigloss Varathane for the finials. The pots have 2 coats of wipe on poly and 2 of paste wax.
My thanks to dhazelton and BobC for answering my finishing question. I did try the 0000 but I figured …what the heck, remounted the pieces and removed the finish with light scrapping. More sanding to 600G then the WOP. Thanks again mates.
Happy and safe New Year to all.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 12-31-2015 11:31 PM

What the heck is right Mark, they turned out real nice and you ended up with a great finish. Like the finials, remember you asking about using black paint previously, you have answered it yourself, they look great.
Thanks for showing.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#2 posted 01-01-2016 01:46 AM

you nailed the finials, I have always liked the classic onion finial, you freinds will be happy

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#3 posted 01-01-2016 02:06 AM

A pair of beauties Mark. The recipients are lucky to be receiving these. Excellent work.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 01-01-2016 07:40 AM

Those finials look awesome! I would never have guessed that it was black paint. You could have said it was ebony or African black wood and I would not have known the deferens.

-- I love my lathe. It’s old, not too pretty and I don’t really know how to use it… Love it!

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#5 posted 01-01-2016 11:07 AM

High quality beauties.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 01-01-2016 06:14 PM

They look perfect. Beautiful combination of wood colour and black.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 01-01-2016 06:57 PM

Nice work Mark they have come up real fine pieces :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 01-02-2016 02:53 AM

Real nice turnings Mark. The finish looks great as well.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#9 posted 01-04-2016 01:23 PM

Wow, I really like them.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#10 posted 01-06-2016 04:08 AM

holy crapster – these are awesome! that’s some mighty fine turning and those finials are amazing. A true inspiration for me to try harder at the lathe. Thanks for sharing! These are great…

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#11 posted 01-29-2016 02:53 PM

These are stunning too

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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