One of my first turnings... ...a weed pot

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This is one of my first turnings. The wood is Spalted maple the finish is Mylands Friction Polish.
It’s a simple design but very well received.

I turned it mostly with a spindle gouge and cleaned it up with my 3/4 rolled edge skew.
I sanded it to 320 grit and applied a good healthy coat of the friction polish, buffing it in with a paper towel.

I have since built many more of these slightly larger that I drill out with a 5/8” bit and insert a test tube so it will actually hold water for user as a bud vase.

-- "Too much or too little shames it all" - Old Swedish Proverb

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#1 posted 08-16-2007 08:51 PM

it’s beautiful. I can picture a small daisy being held proudly by this vessel.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 08-17-2007 04:16 AM

Nice looking vase Joe. Beautiful wood.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#3 posted 08-17-2007 05:29 AM

Just a beautiful piece of woodworking art. Fantastic job Joe. Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#4 posted 08-17-2007 05:58 PM

Nice job! I love to see turnings! Turning isn’t very hard, but getting comfortable with forms and shapes is really the tough part. You seem to have a knack!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 08-17-2007 07:58 PM

I am just getting into woodturning myself. From what I see you have done an excellant job. Keep up the good work.

-- James Elrod Jr.

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#6 posted 08-17-2007 08:33 PM

Nice job.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 08-18-2007 01:07 AM

Very nice, Joe. It’s similar to my bud vase here.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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