LumberJocks

Cocobolo hollow form

  • Advertise with us
Project by George watkins posted 1599 days ago 989 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello folks
I made this piece in early november and it has been in my drying cupboard in my house ever since-its now been about three weeks since it was made and i can breathe a sigh of relief as its not split!!
most wet wood will split within the first 48 hours of being inside so this piece is definatley dry.

it measures 5.5” wide by about 7” tall

-- it can't rain all the time!!





15 comments so far

View peruturner's profile

peruturner

317 posts in 1863 days


#1 posted 1599 days ago

Bravo well done that wood ussually do not split,is very stable and great to turn,

View Loucarb's profile

Loucarb

2388 posts in 1946 days


#2 posted 1599 days ago

Very nice piece. Well done.

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2322 days


#3 posted 1599 days ago

George, this is a gorgeous turning. I have never had the opportunity to work with cocobolo but it has a beautiful color and graining.

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

View Kent Shepherd's profile

Kent Shepherd

2694 posts in 1787 days


#4 posted 1599 days ago

Beautiful piece

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

View reggiek's profile

reggiek

2240 posts in 1771 days


#5 posted 1599 days ago

Very nice job!!...and peruturner is correct….cocobolo doesn’t usually crack very much…it is due to the very oily nature of the wood…by the way it will not take some finishes well….the best ones I have found to use are a good shellac or a combination of shellac and a wax (for a high gloss)....I have had some sealants that will not hold well as they have a problem setting up on the oilier surface….(I have heard suggestions of using a japan dryer on the oil based sealants….but have not tried that personally).

Also, a hearty welcome to LJ’s….it is always a pleasure to see more turners and their projects….being another fairly newcomer to LJ’s…I think you will find the folks here are very helpful…and there are some excellent turners here…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

View scrappy's profile

scrappy

3505 posts in 1931 days


#6 posted 1599 days ago

Fantastic turning. I love the color/grain of cocobolo. Perfect capture of the heart in the first pic.

Welcome to LJ’s. I second reggies statement, There are a LOT of fantastic turners here willing to help. I have learned a lot from them as well.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

12491 posts in 2483 days


#7 posted 1599 days ago

way cool

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View sras's profile

sras

3611 posts in 1630 days


#8 posted 1599 days ago

That had to be fun to see the heart shape show up as you turned. I would guess a little anxiety as you had to decide when to stop removing wood!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View woodworm's profile

woodworm

14124 posts in 2091 days


#9 posted 1598 days ago

Very nice turning work, beautiful wood too!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View George watkins's profile

George watkins

77 posts in 1599 days


#10 posted 1598 days ago

thank you for all of your kind comments-in the u.k cocobolo is normally found in small pieces suitable for box’s or goblets somtimes small bowls and is mostly dry when sold- so i wasnt aware that it was a good stable timber to turn and dry out, I have several more bits to do and i’m not so concerned now about getting the wall thickness so perfect as i did with this piece-thankyou.

-- it can't rain all the time!!

View Kindlingmaker's profile

Kindlingmaker

2653 posts in 2027 days


#11 posted 1598 days ago

Looks great and you brought good attention to the grain!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

View Roper's profile

Roper

1346 posts in 2214 days


#12 posted 1598 days ago

very nice piece, what did you use for a finish?

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

View OhValleyWoodandWool's profile

OhValleyWoodandWool

966 posts in 1621 days


#13 posted 1598 days ago

very nice

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

View Andrew's profile

Andrew

709 posts in 1699 days


#14 posted 1570 days ago

I love this one, great job.
Thanks

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

View George watkins's profile

George watkins

77 posts in 1599 days


#15 posted 1570 days ago

thank you for your kind comments

Roper: the finish is lemon oil

-- it can't rain all the time!!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase