Cherry Pot

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Project by toyguy posted 10-20-2009 05:03 PM 1682 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call it a Cherry pot, as bowl just doesn’t seem right for it;

When I first got my lathe a few months back, a friend gave me a chunk of cherry. It was then cut into some blanks, sealed and put away. Yesterday I noticed that the biggest blank had started to crack. So I chucked it up and took it out for a spin.

I soon found that the cracking issue was worse that I had first thought. After turning away the biggest crack, another was detected. My blank was getting smaller and smaller….... so some sawdust and CA was applied and I made the best of it.

If nothing else, I figured this would be a good learning project….. and it was. Cherry Pot, 9” dia. by 6” high. Thick wall of about 3/8” to 1/2”, and a bit thicker in the bottom….like most pots…..

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#1 posted 10-20-2009 05:14 PM

Very nice shape pot. Looks like 3 stacked pots.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 10-20-2009 07:00 PM

Brian, I like this piece. It does look like you are having fun and enjoying your lathe.

How did you finish it?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 10-20-2009 07:03 PM

Did you burn in the lines on the top edge of the pot? It looks like that, they look great.


-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#4 posted 10-21-2009 02:26 AM

Yes the lines are burnt using a fine wire…..... And you are right, I love the lathe…..... No other machine like it !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 10-21-2009 08:25 AM

Fantastic pot! Great save on the cracking blank. Any time spent on the lathe is GOOD time!

I really like the design. Sometimes the wood just lets you know what it wants to be.

Great job. Keep it up.


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

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#6 posted 10-23-2009 02:53 PM

Great piece. I love turning cherry too, the shvings smell great.

-- David / Durham, NC

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#7 posted 10-23-2009 02:57 PM

Great pot Brian

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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