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A LARGE "CRACKED" SILVER MAPLE CHALICE

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 07-13-2010 11:41 PM 1846 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

THIS ONE IS KIND OF A DISAPPOINTMENT!

But I thought I might as well share this anyhow.

It blew apart while I was giving it the finish sanding.

I guess the heat buildup caused the glue joint to soften.

I was lucky enough to find most of the pieces, & re-glued it.

It still looks fairly decent if you don’t get too close to it as you can see by image # 2..

I didn’t spend too much effort in waxing it, in fear of it flying apart again.

It’s 6” X 7” tall, with a “Lebron” hard wax finish.

This piece of wood is from the Silver Maple tree in our backyard.

I planted this from a seed in 1958. It cost us $700 to have it taken down.

This piece usually sits back mostly out of close view.

But Barb Loves it. I guess that’s all that matters.
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This piece is made from two pieces about 3 1/2” thick.

I cut out two 6 inch round disks, then glued, & clamped them together.

It usually takes about 2 hours of turning at the most, not counting preparation, & glue up.

That’s what I like about woodturning, it doesn’t take long to make something.

Usually when I put a block of wood on the lathe, I don’t have a set plan,

but after rough rounding it, I just play it by ear. I think the grain in the wood guides me along.

When you give it a wax finish, it’s ready to put on the shelf, no waiting for the finish to dry.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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schloemoe

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#1 posted 07-13-2010 11:47 PM

I like it a lot even if it did blowout….............................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 07-13-2010 11:54 PM

Ouch, I know exactly how you feel! I guess if the turnings never broke it would be too easy?

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 07-13-2010 11:59 PM

Thanks Guys!

It’s kind of hard to part with something you created, even if it’s flawed.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Billinmich

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 12:45 AM

I feel your pain.Mine blew apart but to many pieces to glue back together

-- Bill in Mich

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paul700

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#5 posted 07-14-2010 02:44 AM

It still looks good! some day when you do one I would love to watch and learn. That is a bummer it blew out! flawed or not still survived. :-)

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janice

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#6 posted 07-14-2010 02:54 AM

See, I knew you had alot more to share with us. I don’t really know anything about turning, so I hate to comment on these projects. I like to leave that to the ones that know what they are talking about. But I think it looks just fine. Can’t believe it blew apart and you put it back together and it looks this good. I don’t see any flaws. Thanks for posting this.

-- Janice

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Kindlingmaker

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#7 posted 07-14-2010 03:36 AM

Dick, Yup, I feel your pain also. ...but your chalais, it looks great!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 07-14-2010 06:12 AM

To bad about that Dick . Oh well there’s always next time.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 07-14-2010 10:48 AM

Looks good sorry it did that, I hate when that happens to me after spending so much time on something!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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tdv

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#10 posted 07-14-2010 12:08 PM

I like your philosophy about not parting with it even though it’s flawed, my wife believes in that too…That’s why she still loves me after 34 years good work on the chalice & that is the beauty of wood all the furniture we build (even Mr Chippendale) consists of bits of wood glued together so no shame there Dick & thanks for sharing
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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lumberdustjohn

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#11 posted 07-14-2010 01:10 PM

Looks good from here!
Beautiful wood.
What does the blank look like before you start turning?
How long does it take to make a bowl like this?

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Eagle1

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#12 posted 07-14-2010 01:22 PM

I agree it sucks when that happens. At least you didn’t get hurt when it blew apart..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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sharad

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#13 posted 07-14-2010 02:15 PM

Sorry to hear the damage to the bowl. You have mended it so well that the flaw is not easily seen. Great turning.

Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 07-14-2010 02:29 PM

Thank you all for the favorable comments to this flawed turning.

lumberdustjohn asked how long it takes to turn something like this.

It usually takes about 2 hours at the most, not counting preparation, & glue up.

That’s what I like about woodturning, it don’t take long to make something.

Usually when I put a block of wood on the lathe, I don’t have a set plan,

but after rough rounding it, I just play it by ear. I think the grain in the wood guides me along.

When you give it a wax finish, it’s ready to put on the shelf, no waiting for the finish to dry.

I’ll add this to the thread, for those who may skip over some of the comments.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Cher

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#15 posted 07-14-2010 05:01 PM

Dick the colour and shape are lovely, trust Barb she has a good eye for beauty.

Thanks for sharing Dick.

-- When you know better you do better.

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