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Trifern Inspired, Claro Walnut Hollow Form

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Project by scrappy posted 03-15-2010 12:45 AM 1258 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Love the shape and looks of Triferns Hollow forms, So thought I would give it a try, only smaller. haha

4 3/4 tall X 4 diam. 1 1/4 opening. 3/16 wall thickness. A little wide at the base, but I like the shape.

Turned from a piece of Claro Walnut from Rustfever First of several pieces I will be turning from the box of wood he sent me. (Thank You again Ira)

First time I have turned a piece of Claro Walnut. The colors and grain of this wood is just outstanding. Turned completely green/wet.

3 coats of tung/oil varnish, followed by 3 coats of wax and buffing.

Please leave all comments and suggestions. Thank You for looking.

Scrappy

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





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Loucarb

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 12:50 AM

Very nice Scrappy. The walnut looks fantastic.

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Lisa Chan

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 12:52 AM

Looks like chocolate, and I want to eat it. HAH!

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories, http://www.grippingyarn.com

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Hacksaw007

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 01:02 AM

Looks like the new Jet lathe is getting a work out? A very nice bowl. What did you use to hollow out the inside?

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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DeputyDawg

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#4 posted 03-15-2010 01:07 AM

Fantastic work. Might be coming that way end of this month to look for myself. You sure got more talent than this “Ole Dawg”

-- DeputyDawg

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#5 posted 03-15-2010 01:09 AM

Look out, Joe….. Here comes Scrappy!

Sweet!

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

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#6 posted 03-15-2010 01:24 AM

Scrapy: Another great vessel. The walnut grain has a great glow to it. Nice color.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Chris

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#7 posted 03-15-2010 01:24 AM

Beautiful piece, how long did it take to complete the turning?

-- One Time Tree Man

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Seer

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#8 posted 03-15-2010 01:50 AM

Looks nice Dan great work see why I like the Claro :-p

-- www.cabinfevercreations.com

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scrappy

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#9 posted 03-15-2010 02:12 AM

Thanks for all the great comments every one. I really enjoyed turning this piece. What a fantastic wood!

Lisa: NO you can’t eat it. All though…...Turn a ball of this and put it on top of a segmented piece shaped like an Ice Cream Cone???? I have another idea! Thank You!

Hacksaw, The Jet is fantastic. This started off a little out of balance. No vibration at all. Nice solid lathe. Used a home made hollowing tool. Used an old Allen Wrnch for the cutter. A little bend and mounted in a handle. Works great.

DeputyDawg: Give me a call when you are in town. Would love to get together. Thanks for the compliment.

Charlie: I am no where near Joe’s league…...yet. haha Got a lot of learning and prctice to go. Thank You.

Karson: I have allways been a fan of Walnut, But this Claro Walnut is a LOT nicer. Great color and grain.

Chris: This took a total of about 3 hours of turning time. Another hour of sanding. Not to count the finishing and waxing and pollishing, etc…

Seer: Yah, Claro is a LOT nicer then regular Walnut.

Thanks Again Every One!

Scrappy

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

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Mytoya

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#10 posted 03-15-2010 02:12 AM

I love it!!!
I told you I am coming out there for a lesson soon.
Great work!

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RichardH

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#11 posted 03-15-2010 03:31 AM

Nice Job Scrappy, Always love Walnut and like the dark wavy lines on one side of this one.

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 03-15-2010 03:33 AM

Cool turning

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Roper

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#13 posted 03-15-2010 03:56 AM

very nice scrappy , love the shape and grain pattern. this is a fantastic piece. keep them comin.

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

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#14 posted 03-15-2010 04:10 AM

Well done Scrappy…. I like it a lot…... Maybe a little heavey in the bottom ..but very nice.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#15 posted 03-15-2010 04:44 AM

Great job again Scrappy. This walnut is beautiful.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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