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Project by Mark Wilson posted 04-30-2016 08:30 AM 1270 views 2 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The body is some kind of Mahogany, I believe, though, in this light, it sure looks to me like Padauk. For the lid, I stacked four pieces of contrasting wood -Ficus; Cocobolo; the same Mahogany; Hard Maple.
Now, a “musical interlude” It’s what I have on YT, while posting this. You’re welcome.

Where’s the Maple?
The thing broke. Twice. I only felt like fixing it once.
It was to be a small “skull cap,” on top of an oval k’nob.
I finished it with a simple treatment of Howard’s. Woke it up very nicely, and made it smell good.
I photographed it with a different background than my usual black T-shirt. (I’m working on my drawing skills.)
I started this piece yesterday, as a head-clearing exercise. (I need that sometimes.) It was inspired by the news that LJ Bob Hamilton, turner, had left the planet. I’d never heard of Bob, so I visited his YT Channel. I saw, there, a nine-part series wherein he makes a lidded box, a thing I’ve had some experience with, but not for some time. Bob made it look so easy that I had to make one the way he did it. The last one of these I made took at least a week. This one totaled, mebees, three hours, over two days.
So, this piece is thanks to Bob. We hardly knew ye.
And now, I’ll ask Josh to play us out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI8DHJ3hfJo
You’re welcome. And, I apologize.

-- Mark





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 04-30-2016 10:58 AM

Very nice Mark, that looks so cool.
Great job.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 04-30-2016 11:17 AM

Nice lidded box Mark, excellent piece of turning.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 04-30-2016 11:32 AM

Very cool, Mark! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 04-30-2016 11:55 AM

nice ,masters…as usual…thanks for sharing

-- bambi

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#5 posted 04-30-2016 12:24 PM

OOOOOOOOOO very cool. You are the winged man! You cut a lot of air with that one.

Very unique design..i love it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 04-30-2016 12:27 PM

Oooooooooo very cool. You are the winged man! You cut a lot of air with that one.

Very unique design..I love it!!

Cheers

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 04-30-2016 12:37 PM

Very uniform look to it. If it had bigger wings it would fly. Nice one Mark.

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

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#8 posted 04-30-2016 12:39 PM

Nice tribuite Mark, now lets see if the administrators pick up on the post and add Bob to the in memorandum section.

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 04-30-2016 12:58 PM

I really like this one, Mark.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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lew

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#10 posted 04-30-2016 01:05 PM

Clearing my head, by using the lathe, usually means making a tooth pick from a log. I like your solution much better.

Very nice, Mark.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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JoeinGa

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#11 posted 04-30-2016 01:22 PM

Nice job Mark. I tried one o’ them winged box thingys once, the spinning wings nearly took my hand off! Needles to say, it didn’t get finished.

Maybe now that I’ve had a bit of time to do a little honing of my turning skills, I’ll know better what to watch for, and might try another.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#12 posted 04-30-2016 01:41 PM

Thoughtful Mark. Good on ya.
Nice looking piece and you can still type! :-)
BTW, You can certainly tell padauk from mahogany when you’re cutting it….... nothing smells quite like padauk.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#13 posted 04-30-2016 02:25 PM

My first thought was “Star Wars”??? LOL! Very Cool looking turning Mark! Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#14 posted 04-30-2016 04:10 PM

Great job of turning Mark and I like the colours!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#15 posted 04-30-2016 04:21 PM

Mark,

A wow piece. Well done! Drawings ain’t bad either!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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