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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 09-10-2009 02:28 AM 1035 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to turn some centerpieces for a dessert banquet and decided to create an ice cream cone. This piece is made of sycamore, purpleheart and turquoise inlace. I glued up the three pieces, turned the outside and did all the hollowing through the 3/8” hole. Had to make some special hollowing tools to accomplish the hollowing through the small hole but with a little patience I was able to get the wall thickness down to 1/4”.
The piece is 8 inches tall and 4 inches across at it’s widest point. The base is 1 1/2” in diameter. I sanded the entire piece down through 400 grit, and then wet sanded the inlace down to 1200 grit. Deft clear high gloss brushing lacquer was applied with a soft cloth while the piece was still on the lathe. Once the piece was completed I turned a piece of hard maple down to look like a cherry, inserted a small piece of green wire to resemble the stem and then dipped the wood into candy apple red paint. This was a very hot item at the banquet, but unlike ice cream it will not melt.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.





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Innovator

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#1 posted 09-10-2009 02:47 AM

It looks great.

I would love to see the tools you crafted to turn the inside with such a small hole.

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

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#2 posted 09-10-2009 03:01 AM

A great idea for a centerpiece. Nice job. Were they given as prizes to the audience.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 09-10-2009 03:05 AM

Whimsical and original. Very cute!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 09-10-2009 04:03 AM

How unique and Beautiful!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 09-10-2009 04:17 AM

Karson, I was paid a commission for them and they were auctioned off with the proceeds going to charity. I did a total of 6 in different woods and they went for $300 each.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#6 posted 09-10-2009 05:43 AM

Very nice. Looks like a fun little project

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#7 posted 09-10-2009 08:34 AM

Fantastic job! Love the use of the different woods and inlace for the colors.

Great price going to the charity also.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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#8 posted 09-10-2009 07:00 PM

Very nice turning! I am a former art teacher, so I thought I’d give you an artist to look up. His name is Wayne Thibaud. His art is mostly pastry, ice cream cones etc. very funky stuff, and I thought you’d like to see it.
Keep it up too.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#9 posted 09-11-2009 03:02 AM

Very unique and nice amount of money raised for charity. Great job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 09-11-2009 03:30 AM

Fun and unique turning

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#11 posted 09-11-2009 03:46 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 09-12-2009 04:18 AM

Harley, I am familiar with the work of Wayne Thibaud – thanks for mentioning him. His art if very unique!

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#13 posted 02-15-2010 02:47 AM

very “cool”

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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