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Olivewood Box

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Project by Andy posted 05-15-2016 01:11 AM 792 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another olivewood box I turned on the lathe. Its finished with danish oil and paste wax on top of that. To turn the bottom I used the rubber band trick again. I put the rubber band over the inside jaws of the chuck and put the base right on the chuck instead of making a jam chuck. It worked great again and I think this will be my way of doing this from now on. I much prefer turning the bottom rather than parting it off and sanding the nib off.

Box measurements:
Outside (with lid on) 3 3/8” tall with a 2 7/8” diameter
Inside 2 1/2” deep with 2 1/4” diameter bore.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-15-2016 01:45 AM

WOW, Gorgeous box, Andy!!

Jim

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

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Patrick Garrett

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#2 posted 05-15-2016 12:24 PM

Very nice detailing, great grain and the concentric rings on the bottom are a cool touch.

-- Makes airplanes by day, planes wood at night <|> https://www.etsy.com/shop/GMosaicsAndWood

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Bud_3

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#3 posted 05-15-2016 01:06 PM

Your work is translated into simplicity and letting the wood talking,i don’t know why but i like those shape you come with.Keep it up!

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leafherder

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#4 posted 05-15-2016 01:39 PM

Beautiful wood, beautiful design, beautiful proportions, beautiful job of matching the wood grain top to bottom. Definitely a favorite. Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 05-15-2016 07:32 PM

Andy, this is a beautiful box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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peteg

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#6 posted 05-15-2016 07:57 PM

A lovely clean turn Andy, nicely done
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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John

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#7 posted 05-16-2016 04:06 AM

Really like the Olivewood Andy. Very nice!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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