Turned Containers

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Here is another handful of containers turned on the lathe during the past few weeks.

A lidded box shaped from Cherry and Cocobolo; with random dremel carvings and tinted with black dye.

Next, Chinese Elm with a Cocobolo knob…this is one of my favorites…

A non-carved container made from two layers of Tigerwood; the black dye is an attempt to hide the joint. I’ll experiment with more like this since 8/4 lumber is easier to find!

A wide, flat bowl turned from Rock Maple and accented with red dye. Finished with Varnish applied by dabbing a sponge over the surface, so some texture shows.

And, finally, two bowls from “yard wood”. We had two stumps stored in the driveway for a couple of years until I sawed them up this past spring/summer. I cut them into smaller chunks, rough-turned them on the lathe to speed drying, and now have plenty of bowl blanks waiting to be finished!

This is how they looked during processing…

Since the blanks have dried, I can now re-mount them on the lathe and finish turning…

Spalted Chinese Poplar

and Spalted Barnett Pear

Gotta admit, it’s very pleasing to watch wood go from log to finished bowl in your hands! My found wood pile is growing despite the fact we are planning to move soon! LOL!

comments and suggestions are always welcomed.

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

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#1 posted 01-13-2016 04:56 PM

Wonderful job Terry. The bowls are particularly stunning.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 01-13-2016 05:14 PM

Fine looking bowls. Looking through woodpiles is fun.

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

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#3 posted 01-13-2016 05:32 PM

Terry, these all look wonderful. Nice work.

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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#4 posted 01-13-2016 05:38 PM

I love the elm and the spalted bowls. You do good work.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#5 posted 01-13-2016 05:57 PM

Realy amaizing transformations from logs to finished turned project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-13-2016 06:55 PM

Great work Terry! Always enjoy looking at your turnings.

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

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#7 posted 01-13-2016 07:01 PM

Beautiful bowls. Combination of wood and design.

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#8 posted 01-13-2016 07:14 PM

Lovely work here Terry & a nice variety of design & finish, well done

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

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#9 posted 01-13-2016 07:25 PM

Beautiful work Terry, the forms are excellent and the dye sets them apart, well done!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#10 posted 01-13-2016 07:44 PM

you are putting that lathe to some good use!!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#11 posted 01-13-2016 07:57 PM

Diamonds in the rough! Nice wood, nice turnings, nice colour! Like them all!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#12 posted 01-13-2016 08:07 PM

Looks to me like you’ll have to take that wood pile with you Terry if it is hiding gems like that. Of course they are only turned into gems after you have worked your magic. Really nice job on these as usual.

-- Andy -- "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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#13 posted 01-13-2016 08:29 PM

You’ve been busy Terry, beautiful results!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#14 posted 01-13-2016 10:00 PM

Nice ones, all.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#15 posted 01-13-2016 10:25 PM

Hard to say which one is prettier. Your turning skills are top notch, but your artistic design skills are way up there too.

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

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