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A Grecian Urn or trophy

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Project by jockmike2 posted 01-21-2010 09:11 PM 2217 views 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned this on my lathe after reading the book “To Turn The Perfect Bowl-The Lifelong Quest of Bob Stocksdale” that I won in the monthly Lumberjock Book drawing. It seems that Bob had entered a juried contest that involved making something on the lathe that was both art and utile, or useful. That got me thinking about making something that was useful, a vase of sorts, and a classical object, an urn, or in this case the classical lines of a Grecian Urn. Or as my Grandson said, ” hey grandpa, that’s a neat trophy.” Anyway, I apologize for the bad photography.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -





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degoose

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#1 posted 01-21-2010 09:17 PM

Cool beer mug and it has two handles so you don’t drop it… Must be fun to be able to turn as well as you do.. I might have to try it one day…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 01-21-2010 09:17 PM

Mike – this is beautiful!!

isn’t that book inspiring? The book definitely ended up in the right hands. You have truly done it justice.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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David Craig

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#3 posted 01-21-2010 09:23 PM

Very cool Mike. Would love to watch you turn sometime. The thought line is not as pornographic as that sounds :)

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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grizzman

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 09:28 PM

i can see your useing that walnut to its best of show..good job mike..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 01-21-2010 09:31 PM

Hey larry I figure it would hold about 4- 8 ounce beers so have at it, Yes Deb, great book, thanks, by the way I’ve got tons if you ever want to borrow any just holler. Dave where is the Porno? I don’t get it???

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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GMman

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#6 posted 01-21-2010 09:34 PM

Great job Mike

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rdlaurance

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#7 posted 01-21-2010 10:11 PM

Fabulous job, Mike!

Reminds me of the old Roman joke, Whatsa Grecian urn…?

Depends on what he does!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 01-21-2010 10:35 PM

I think this one of your best turnings Mike.

That book must be inspirational for you.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 01-21-2010 10:38 PM

Great job love the grain…and the handles…I will have to get a copy of that book….I saw the review….but have so many books…I usually wait to see a couple folks using it to the fullest before I consider it a buy….Thanks Mike for posting and sharing your beautiful project.

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

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 01-21-2010 10:44 PM

Yea, I was gonna throw that out there but I knew someone would bring it up!!!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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jack1

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#11 posted 01-21-2010 11:28 PM

Looks great!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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David Craig

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#12 posted 01-21-2010 11:41 PM

Sorry Mike, bad joke. Even worse than the Grecian urn one :)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 01-22-2010 12:41 AM

Nah, any joke is a good one. I enjoyed Both!!! Thanks for the comments.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dave Haynes

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#14 posted 01-22-2010 12:57 AM

The trophy should be awarded to the maker…..........that’s a beautiful piece of work!!

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 01-22-2010 02:11 AM

I shared this project with my contact at Fox Chapel. It has now been shared with all the staff to show them how their books inspire others! COOL.
(Here’s a link to the book)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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