Honey Dipper

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Project by Jason posted 07-26-2017 11:50 PM 513 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished my first turning project since I was a kid, a simple poplar honey dipper. Why poplar, you ask? I tried my hand with expensive woodcraft turning blank, and it snapped on me. Wife said, let’s buy cheaper woodchips. I said Poplar.

This was also my first attempt at beeswax and mineral oil. Love it, even in a mason jar double boiler.

-- --Jason

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#1 posted 07-27-2017 03:47 AM

Looks like fun! Who needs fancy (I’m assuming exotic?) prepared turning blanks anyway! I love domestic hardwoods, and for a project like this a chunk of maple, cherry, poplar, apple, or birch firewood would have served admirably.

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#2 posted 07-27-2017 03:53 PM

How do you like getting back on the lathe? The dipper looks great!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 07-27-2017 03:58 PM

I was all smiles. Working on my wife’s grandfather’s Shopsmith 10ER, with my grandfather’s turning tools. I forgot how much I enjoyed it. I think I was more afraid of it as a kid, now with more experience I’m still respectful, but I can enjoy it more.

How do you like getting back on the lathe? The dipper looks great!

- John

-- --Jason

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#4 posted 07-27-2017 04:25 PM

You did a very nice job on this dipper.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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