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Project by Loucarb posted 01-31-2010 11:59 PM 1428 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Cindy Drozda finial box it measures 2”w x3”h & is made from cherry and padauk with a wax finish. I made this for my wife, who really loves it. I”m pretty pleased with the result even though the finial could be a lot better. The lid is a “perfect fit” thanks to a square scraper I made. This was a really fun project and I hope to make more with my own design and style in the future. Thanks for looking.
Lou





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#1 posted 02-01-2010 12:06 AM

Very cool Lou

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#2 posted 02-01-2010 12:08 AM

Very nice work and as Jim said, very cool.

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#3 posted 02-01-2010 12:48 AM

Nice job Lou !!!

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#4 posted 02-01-2010 01:31 AM

How very delicate! Nice lines and design. I see why she is pleased with it.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 02-01-2010 02:13 AM

excellent work…
what material did you use in making yer square scraper???
at one time, i made one out of an old bastard file, but, i wuz warned repeatedly by many friends and turners that i wuz risking a broken tool by using such hard material…
i pouted and tossed it in favor of a pinnacle cryo tool…
i must say i like that scraper… :)

rookie

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#6 posted 02-01-2010 03:53 AM

Lou, Outstanding job on your box it looks awesome. I just left my shop a coulple hours ago turning a goblet on my lathe i just got two weeks ago. The only problems i am having in getting smooth cuts on the inside of my goblet, i think i need to sharpen my scrapper cause it is not doing anything for me.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 02-01-2010 03:59 AM

nice work, i have been making boxes, but not that small yet. very nice

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#8 posted 02-01-2010 04:07 AM

Excellent turning. Very delicate and intricate. Beautiful.

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#9 posted 02-01-2010 04:27 AM

Lou: Great job on the little Cindy Drozda box. I think Cindy herself would give to a ” tip of the hat”.

That is about the smallest little box I think I have ever seen… I love the inlayed ring, just like Cindy does…... and the finial to me looks just fine. If I was to change any of this piece, I would use a darker wood for the finial, and maybe try and get it just a bit thiner…if it is possible…..

Yes. well done my friend !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#10 posted 02-01-2010 07:07 AM

Fantastic! Outstanding design and turn. Everything looks great to me.

Keep up the delicate work.

Scrappy

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

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#11 posted 02-01-2010 04:07 PM

Some mighty fine turning there Lou !!!

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#12 posted 02-02-2010 11:39 PM

Lou, this is a beautiful, delicate peice. The insert ring really sets it off, and the finial takes a deft hand. Nicely done.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#13 posted 02-03-2010 02:34 AM

Excellent job, Lou! I’m proud to have been part of your inspiration!

-- Cindy, Boulder CO, http://www.cindydrozda.com

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#14 posted 02-03-2010 10:28 PM

I think it looks awesome
Thanks

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