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Project by WoodArtbyJR posted 08-10-2010 11:02 PM 2169 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had this all done except for the finishing sanding so I chucked it up and put my work support in the middle and when I finished one end I noticed that I had turned the material A LITTLE TOO THIN….....Damn, don’t ya just hate it when that happens? I might be able to salvage the top for a coin inserted wine bottle stopper. The cocobolo and maple mix worked well together. Just have to be a little more careful next time. The tags below have one for “skill”. Maybe they should have one for “lack of”.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#1 posted 08-10-2010 11:06 PM

well i was told if you don’t make mistakes your not doing anything, made a lot of ones myself and will most likely make more.

-- Kevin, Virginia

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#2 posted 08-11-2010 12:15 AM

Hell, cut the top off, insert a test tube and you have a very handsome bud vase!!! ;-)

We won’t tell!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#3 posted 08-11-2010 12:36 AM

I might just try that…...and tell my wife, “Honey, I made this just for you.” I can’t just let that cocobolo go to waste.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#4 posted 08-11-2010 01:56 AM

Jim said: “The tags below have one for “skill”. Maybe they should have one for “lack of”.”

Hahaha!!! I really needed a laugh after my miserable week, and that definitely made me laugh out loud. Thanks!

Never mind the mistake, we all make them. The turning is beautiful, and we should all hope our mistakes are on such a fine piece of work.

-- 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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#5 posted 08-11-2010 08:36 AM

Very beautiful turning. So it’s a little thin, It still looks good. haha

Been there done that. I know there will be more also. I don’t have a LASER guide and like to do hollow forms. Gets a little hairy at times trying to guess how thick the walls are.

I think the “Bud Vase” idea sounds good. You can call it a “design change” haha

Keep up the great work.


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

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#6 posted 08-11-2010 03:46 PM

Just make a shorter pepper mill. Georgous wood.

-- Ralph New Hampshire,

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#7 posted 08-11-2010 04:05 PM

Too thin? Looks fine to me (unless you are making a set).

Fill the tearout with sawdust & glue. Then soak the whole thing with CA glue to harden it up, re-sand, then finish. It should be just fine.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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