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Mexican pot for My Mother-in-Law

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Project by Andrew posted 10-22-2010 03:54 PM 1156 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a nice little Black Walnut burl. It still had the pith in it. As it turned, and I cut, pieces would fly out of the bark inclusion, fun! Then I filled the hollow pith with key shavings from Big Box Orange store. I really liked this piece, and rather than selling it, gave it to my Mother-in-Law with the stipulation that we would get it back when she was no more.
It is finished simply with mineral oil.
Thanks for looking

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns





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dbhost

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#1 posted 10-22-2010 03:59 PM

It’s a nice piece. But what makes it Mexican?

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#2 posted 10-22-2010 04:01 PM

Wish my MIL would get some mexican pot…...seriously, looks very good, I like it. Good job.

-- Life is good.

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#3 posted 10-22-2010 04:06 PM

DB, it just kind of has the shape of an antique mexican clay pot. At least thats what I see.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#4 posted 10-22-2010 04:26 PM

That is a great turning. I have gone burl crazy here lately and can’t get enough of them.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#5 posted 10-22-2010 06:36 PM

BEAUTIFUL TURNING. I LIKE YOUR IDEA OF THE KEY SHAVINGS, WHO WOULDA THOUGHT?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 10-22-2010 06:56 PM

Are you secretly laughing about a cracked pot for a crackpot? :-)

Looks great in any case.

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

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#7 posted 10-22-2010 07:41 PM

Ohhhh, that kind of Mexican Pot ;^)

Nice Job!

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

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Maxx

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#8 posted 10-22-2010 08:15 PM

I have some key shavings as well and I tried them once…it wasnt’ good. What did you use for the ‘glue’?
This one is beautiful.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#9 posted 10-22-2010 10:15 PM

Great turning, shape and grain structure!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 10-23-2010 12:08 AM

Maxx, I used CA glue.
Thanks everybody.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#11 posted 10-23-2010 12:16 AM

I don’t see any sticks. Most of the Mexican pot I have seen in the past had sticks!

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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#12 posted 10-23-2010 06:50 PM

Nice turning. Love the shape.

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