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Camphor Box/Bowl

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Project by Mlke posted 06-12-2010 06:14 PM 1169 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A camphor box i made with my new jet 1642 lathe :) i absolutely love the lathe!!!
I got the wood from a craigslist posting, when i got there, most of the good stuff was gone buut the guy was very nice and he liked the fact i was a kid so he gave me a whole bunch of wood. So now i have some live oak, a huge piece of rosewood, three more huge pieces of camphor, and a bit of monkey pod.
This box was sanded to 400, and then coated with beeswax because it was still wet. The lid fits nice and tight.

Please post any comments or critiques as i am still learning.
Thanks, Mike

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-12-2010 06:20 PM

Beautiful ,super turning

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 06-12-2010 06:29 PM

How did you like the aroma from the camphor? Nasal cleansing isn’t it! I love this wood and would turn it a lot more if it wasn’t for the strong odor. I can stand it for a while then I have to leave the shop but the wife won’t let me in the house cause the odor permeates my clothes. Good thing my shop is a separate building.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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4woodturning

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#3 posted 06-12-2010 09:06 PM

I just pick up some camphor root, now cant wait to turn it. awesome wood and a great job turning..very cool.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............http://www.4woodturning.com

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sandt38

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#4 posted 06-12-2010 10:40 PM

“I’m just a kid”

How old? That is some really nice work, friend. Even for an old timer.

-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.

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Mlke

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#5 posted 06-12-2010 10:54 PM

Thank You!
That camphor has the strongest aroma from a wood i’ve ever smelled! Haha the funny thing is when the guy gave it to me, he said “be careful, this stuff can get you high”. Is that true?? or was he just messing with me? I did get a headache after turning but i doubt it could get you high?

4woodturning, i’d love to see what that looks like, be sure to post pictures!

I am a 14 year old ;) i have probably turned <10>t spent very many hours on the lathe, due to school and the fact that i was using a 1948 logan lathe, which was originally intended to turn screws. so i was kinda limited..

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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NormG

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#6 posted 06-13-2010 07:36 AM

Great lidded container, love teh grain

-- Norman

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scrappy

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#7 posted 06-13-2010 08:43 AM

Fantastic job no mater how old (or young) you are. You are off to a great start.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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