Mexican pot

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 07-30-2010 03:13 AM 1255 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a large Mexican style pot that I turned from sugar maple. You can see the blog where I describe the turning process by going here: The tree was taken down last fall and I cut it up into blocks a little over three months ago. From one quarter section of this tree I will get 4-6 turned pieces. Finish on this piece is a mixture of 1/3 high gloss tung oil, 1/3 high gloss poly and 1/3 mineral spirits.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 07-30-2010 03:26 AM

OOOHHH, That kind! ;^)

Nice finish!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-30-2010 03:49 AM

Beautiful shape and finish and nice chunk of wood, great grain in it.

-- RStadler

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#3 posted 07-30-2010 04:13 AM

Beautiful wood, beautiful grain and the finish is superb!

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

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#4 posted 07-30-2010 04:33 AM

Don’t tell anyone you shared your Mexican pot with everyone on Lumberjocks. :-)

It is gorgeous, though.

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

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#5 posted 07-30-2010 05:23 AM

aside form the phrase “Mexican style” and the word “pot”

what makes it mexican?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 07-30-2010 05:24 AM

If you were mexican and living in Arizona

What would you do?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 07-30-2010 12:36 PM

nice turning, whatever you name it.

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#8 posted 07-30-2010 12:49 PM

Very nice turning. That maple has some very nice grain.

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#9 posted 07-30-2010 01:56 PM

Very nice indeed, I wish I could find some nice wood like this… Jeff, what do you use for hollowing tools?

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 07-31-2010 03:29 AM

sedcokid – I use John Jordan hollowing tools and the Monster hollowing rig.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#11 posted 07-31-2010 04:16 AM

Great project Jeff. Nice looking job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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