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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 08-17-2010 03:30 PM 996 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sugar maple hollow form that is 8 inches high and 6 inches in diameter. Hollowed down to a thickness of just over 1/8”. I sand down to 400 grit paper and then applied three coats of 1/3 high gloss tung oil, 1/3 high gloss poly and 1/3 mineral spirits. This is applied while the piece is on the lathe. I then sand it with 600 grit paper and apply three coats of high gloss poly.

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sedcokid

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#1 posted 08-17-2010 03:49 PM

I love the finish and shape. I didn’t know that you could mix finishes together, I have a lot to learn for a ‘Old Man’. Great Job …............ Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 08-17-2010 04:25 PM

Great finish!

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

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michelletwo

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#3 posted 08-17-2010 05:33 PM

lovely

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Karson

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#4 posted 08-17-2010 07:09 PM

That is a fantastic piece. great finish.

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

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#5 posted 08-17-2010 07:27 PM

Perfect!!! Looks great.

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

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dub560

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#6 posted 08-17-2010 07:52 PM

good looking vase

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imallchalkedup

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#7 posted 08-18-2010 02:21 AM

So you mix those all together and then apply or apply one over the other, looks great, but I too have a lot to learn about the finish process. Nice Vase.

-- RStadler

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scrappy

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#8 posted 08-18-2010 08:06 AM

Wonderful vasse. Great shape and the finish is outstanding.

Keep it up.

Scappy

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

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toyguy

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#9 posted 08-18-2010 02:02 PM

Very nice form … well done piece. For me anyway; the finish is just too shiney… I think it takes away from the nature beauty of the wood. But it is what you were after, so well done !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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