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Project by twirlygirl posted 03-21-2016 05:28 PM 522 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been more than a month since I have had a chance to work on my lathe. MAJOR WITHDRAWLS! So, FINALLY, had sometime to do a quick project. Bowl is about 5 1/2” d x 3” tall. Sealed and then finished with a wax stick. Very happy with the way it turned out.

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#1 posted 03-21-2016 06:52 PM

Very nice shape to the bowl. The Ambrosia is beautiful.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 03-21-2016 08:43 PM

Beautiful design and work!

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#3 posted 03-21-2016 09:37 PM

And a very lovely bowl it is. I hear it begging for a lid. Shhhh. Listen. Do you hear that?

-- Mark

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twirlygirl

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#4 posted 03-21-2016 09:56 PM



And a very lovely bowl it is. I hear it begging for a lid. Shhhh. Listen. Do you hear that?

- Mark Wilson

Great! Thanks Mark (eye roll) ....you had to give it that idea didnt you? Now it wont be quiet! LOL

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#5 posted 03-22-2016 01:40 AM

Looks great, I like walls

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#6 posted 03-22-2016 12:56 PM

Beautiful bowl.

So tell me about this “finished with a wax stick” process…

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twirlygirl

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#7 posted 03-22-2016 11:49 PM



Beautiful bowl.

So tell me about this “finished with a wax stick” process…

- JoeinGa

Joe, I am by no means an expert at it. But with the wax friction sticks it is pretty easy. You just seal it and then while the item is still on the lathe, turn it up to a high rate of speed and hold the stick up against the wood. Then you just wipe the excess off. If I can do it…anyone can.

Here is a you tube video that shows how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kacbeDV81Jg

I hope this helps? Have fun!

-- I turn wood into 'things' ..... what is your superpower?

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 03-23-2016 01:12 AM

Nice work, excellent color and finish to it.

I use a bar of carnauba wax I got off Amazon. Very hard stick but once you get it going it gives a great friction finish.
Here is the link

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#9 posted 03-23-2016 03:29 AM

I hope you have more of that wood, sure turned out nice.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#10 posted 03-23-2016 07:36 PM

Interesting about the wax. I hadn’t heard of that before.

Does it have to be carnauba? Will plain old candle wax work?

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