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Project by chrisirving posted 04-27-2018 11:03 AM 845 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned this wet from some Sweetgum logs I found on the side of the road. Over the course of a couple of days, I dried it in the microwave. It developed a couple of cracks that I filled with red epoxy
I’m starting to get the hang of this wood turning thing
Thanks for looking,
Chris





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mel52

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#1 posted 04-27-2018 02:40 PM

Good looking bowl and beautiful wood grain. Great job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 04-27-2018 05:26 PM

Fantastic work and a great “rescue”-too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 04-27-2018 06:36 PM

This vase is so special. Beautiful work!

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

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leafherder

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#4 posted 04-27-2018 10:34 PM

Beautiful wood, and great job of turning and drying, I know from experience that Sweetgum is prone to cracking, lost a lot of good wood to those cracks.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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toyguy

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#5 posted 04-27-2018 11:21 PM

Looks good. Wood shows very well. Good shape also.
I have used a Micro wave for drying a couple of times…..not one of my favorite methods. But it does work.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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bushmaster

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#6 posted 04-28-2018 02:04 AM

looks good and nicely shaped, a friend gave me a few apple wood blocks he had just cut, would like to do something like this.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 04-28-2018 03:42 AM

More beauty from the roadkill logs, you are on a roll. Again very nice, but the bowl may have edged this one on grain just by a hair. In any sense you’ve taken a sows ear, and turned it into 2 silk purses, nice job, and thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Rick S.

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#8 posted 04-28-2018 04:35 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Also! Thanks for Posting Chris!

Regards Rick

-- (Rick S.)... "Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!"

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NormG

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#9 posted 04-28-2018 05:58 PM

Looks wonderful

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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John

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#10 posted 05-06-2018 06:42 PM

The red epoxy goes well with the wood, nice work.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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