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Project by DMiller posted 01-05-2018 11:48 PM 308 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last Saturday I was using some cork oak, which happened to have around a 4-5 inch layer around it which I removed. Today, I decided to try turning some of it- it is without a doubt the easiest “wood” I have ever turned. It is around 3 inches wide and 6 inches tall, with a mahogany base. It is finished with shellac. Thanks for looking! Dale

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."





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#1 posted 01-06-2018 02:21 AM

Very Nice! Love the use of cork.

Rick

-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#2 posted 01-06-2018 03:15 AM

Thanks, Rick!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#3 posted 01-06-2018 07:03 AM

Dale Miller come on down!

Looks like you get the 3rd sideways award for posting the third nice project sideways for 2018.
1st and 2nd prize was awarded to Kona Custom and boy did they do the dummy spit!

Keep up the good work and please consider Ricks advice, he doesnt use 36 grit like me!

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 01-06-2018 01:34 PM



Thanks, Rick!

- DMiller

My pleasure Dale! Anytime.That’s a nice use for Cork!

-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#5 posted 01-06-2018 01:39 PM



Dale Miller come on down!

Looks like you get the 3rd sideways award for posting the third nice project sideways for 2018.
1st and 2nd prize was awarded to Kona Custom and boy did they do the dummy spit!

Keep up the good work and please consider Ricks advice, he doesnt use 36 grit like me!

- robscastle

36 Grit?! Sandy Paper comes in 36? WOW! I’d hate to wipe my …........ OOPS! Forgot. Family Site.

Rick

-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#6 posted 01-06-2018 03:25 PM

You did a beautiful job on this candle holder.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#7 posted 01-06-2018 04:57 PM



Dale Miller come on down!

Looks like you get the 3rd sideways award for posting the third nice project sideways for 2018.
1st and 2nd prize was awarded to Kona Custom and boy did they do the dummy spit!

Keep up the good work and please consider Ricks advice, he doesnt use 36 grit like me!

- robscastle

Thanks Robert, Rick, and Charles! It’s so encouraging to have placed third, lol! Sorry about the rotated pictures- I’m not sure why my phone rotates them like that. Thanks again, guys! Dale

Ps- I just went to try to rotate them in my drive, but they are normal and vertical, like when I took the picture. Do any of you happen to know whats going wrong? Thanks

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#8 posted 01-06-2018 05:55 PM

Looks good Dale! I didn’t know cork had such big holes in it.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#9 posted 01-06-2018 06:40 PM

Thanks, John! It is interesting to turn, being that it more “rips apart” than turns. Thanks!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#10 posted 01-06-2018 07:21 PM

Nice work!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#11 posted 01-06-2018 08:08 PM

Thanks, Bud!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#12 posted 01-07-2018 01:22 AM

Dale

Go the the lumberjocks search tab type in “sideways” and then return
have a read of the various situations listed to correct the problem.

All depends on how you took the picture
Failing that edit your pictures in MS paint before posting and that should work

-- Regards Robert

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#13 posted 01-07-2018 01:33 AM

Rick, and any other interested LJs

Grit conversion charts are Google able

Depending what standard you use , mainly P or Japanese
Grid standard you can actually get 12 grit that would be definate watch your fingers!

I use 36 on my drum sander to remove surface finishes ! (and on educating LJs)

-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 01-07-2018 02:31 AM

nice work dale and thanks for making my neck stiff for turning it sideways to view your nice turning-lol.please learn to post right.you should be honored with 3rd place from rob,im still trying to make his top 10 list.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#15 posted 01-07-2018 05:51 AM



nice work dale and thanks for making my neck stiff for turning it sideways to view your nice turning-lol.please learn to post right.you should be honored with 3rd place from rob,im still trying to make his top 10 list.

- pottz


Thanks guys! I will try to figure out how to rotate the pics- thanks for the help! Ya, At first I tried to sand the cork, but it just don’t work. Pottz, I was originally going to try to catch Robert off guard (and claim 1st place, lol), because I thought that my previous project, (which also had sideways pictures) was posted before Kona Custom’s. To my dismay, I realized I posted it 2 days before 2018, lol! Thanks guys- I guess i’ll just have to try harder in 2019! Dale

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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