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Project by shimmy posted 07-28-2010 08:40 AM 1209 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is 4 1/2” x 9” , finished with 4 coats of wipe on poly. It’s hollowed to about 1/4” in thickness. I’m taking votes, lid or no lid.





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MOJOE

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#1 posted 07-28-2010 12:09 PM

Looks great…...no lid!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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michelletwo

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#2 posted 07-28-2010 01:17 PM

my first thought was NO LID…but it might depend on what the lid looked like…wishy-washy enough? The form is quite interesting, and a lid might take away from it.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#3 posted 07-28-2010 02:48 PM

No lid…. it’s perfect!

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

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sedcokid

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#4 posted 07-28-2010 02:51 PM

This is a very pretty piece, the grain and shape are very nice. I think that a lid might add to the overall appearance depending on the shape of it….. Oh, go ahead and make a lid the worst that would happen is that you wouldn’t use it…. Let us know your decision. I don’t think that we have helped very much!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 07-28-2010 05:26 PM

I like it without, you pick a fine piece of timber it beautifully done…BC

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saksman

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#6 posted 07-28-2010 06:08 PM

Beautiful wood and craftsmanship. I like it as is I don’t think it needs a lid

-- The ability to learn is innate, not the desire.

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Paul2274

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#7 posted 07-28-2010 06:39 PM

Beautiful! Love the choice in wood.

Paul

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imallchalkedup

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#8 posted 07-28-2010 10:30 PM

that’s just it, lid or no lid it looks great.

-- RStadler

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scrappy

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#9 posted 07-29-2010 07:58 AM

Great turning. Great form. Great finish. NO LID! Looks good as is.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 07-29-2010 02:35 PM

Gorgeous piece. Beautiful spalting. Careful with that on the lungs.

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

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