Turning project with Jockmike2

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Project by Rustic posted 04-01-2010 06:51 PM 1489 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my bowl that I did with JockMike2’s tootledge. It is cherry with a mineral oil for the time being. It has a lot of cracks in it, but Mike was able to seal most of them with CA and sawdust. My wife is extremely pleased with it and has decided not to use it for anything but aa show piece. She took the camera into work and showed off my work and a co-worker said I need to go back to Mike’s and make another one for her. It stands about 4 1/2 inches tall and 6 3/4 wide. It was a lot of work to seal the cracks. Thank you Mike for helping me save this piece


--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 04-01-2010 07:25 PM

Mike, you need to consider application for a Turning School License. Two pupils, Rick and David have completed the first class projects of 2010. Seems that you could specialize in a course for turning injured wood.


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David Craig

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#2 posted 04-01-2010 08:20 PM

Nice piece for display there Rick. You made good use of the time with Mike. I like the burnt cherry and the cracks give it a lot of character.


(class of 2010 MSW – Mike’s School of Woodturning ;)

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

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#3 posted 04-01-2010 09:07 PM

Very nice….Gotta love stabilizing (crack repair). I had 3 very nice cherry burls…all cracked and required substantial stabilizing. One good thing going for it was the beautiful smell when turning….I lean away from cherry for turning now as it really checks and splits easily when turned green. I find you can get the same results by turning different woods that don’t have as high an issue of checks…One of my favorites is Cocobolo…due to the high oil content it hardley ever checks.

Welcome to the addictive world of turning.

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

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#4 posted 04-01-2010 10:01 PM

Very nice work. Indeed,The two work well together! I have had a lathe for 20 years, but seldom use it. I may have to give it a go again sometime

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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#5 posted 04-01-2010 10:08 PM

This is why I do not turn yet.. It looks addictive..
Nice work on the bowl and you are fortunate to have such a talented teacher.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 04-01-2010 11:06 PM

Easy there guys, I remember sitting and bs-ing a lot while you guys were sweating away. Like I said, I’m just happy no one was injured, that’s what usually happens to me. That came out very pretty with just the mineral oil on it, however, tell Nancy not to fill it with a bowl of Cheerios with all the CA in that bowl she, may have to drink a bottle of mineral oil to pass those Cheerios. LOL I am surprised at the nice even color the mo gave the cherry. It was a pretty piece to begin with. Cmon Larry, jump in, the waters fine! Steve, we gotta talk about our co-project. Maybe at the next picnic.

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

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#7 posted 04-02-2010 12:36 AM

Mike—you are quite the guy!!

The bowl is lovely. Well done… I, too, love the character of the piece.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 04-02-2010 12:52 AM

Thank you very much, Ms. Debbie, I consider that high praise indeed coming from an old pro such as yourself or is it galoot now? LOL

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

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#9 posted 04-02-2010 06:12 AM

Nice looking bowl. Someday I would like to get a lathe myself. I have some nice figured cherry right now drying and some of it is 4 inchs thick and 12 inchs wide.


-- alaskan79, Michigan

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#10 posted 04-03-2010 06:23 PM

David—Mike did not do this I did Rick

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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