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Project by Mlke posted 1401 days ago 992 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is what i’ve been up to, the first picture is a camphor-rosewood miniature hollowform 1 1/4×15/16” finished with thin superglue, micro meshed then scratch-X then some kind liquid of car wax (dont remember the name) i reallyyy like turning miniatures :D this hollowform is going to be given to my priest/guidance counselor, because he asked me how ornate of an object i could make. i hope he likes it :D

next is a small rosewood plate, currently finished with a couple coats of tung oil 8 3/4×1 1/4” beautiful grain!!

next is a slightly spalted sugar-maple fruit bowl, finished with a beeswax-oil mixture. it has a pretty bad crack, and i was thinking of stitching it up with leather, but i actually kinda like it so it’s gonna stay lol 11 3/4×5 1/4

the fifth picture is my second vase. it’s made of camphor, and when i was turning it, i must of turned it a little too thin, and a part of it broke out… so i “stitched” it up with some leather. 10 1/4×5 1/2”

lastly, my two favorites, a cherry four-legged plate, and a extra figured “bee tree” camphor hollowform (my third)
the plate has one coat of tung, while the hollowform has a coat of pentacryl on it, to help dry, as it was turned green.

all of the wood was free except the cherry, but the cherry was extremelyyy cheapp. the sugar maple came from wisconsin (i live in florida, and we had to take that piece home in luggage lol i got a couple of weird looks (; i also took home a 69 pound black locust crotch-wood log on that same plane, same day haha :D got all of that wood from a couple guys on craigslist who were cuttin down some trees.

Thanks for looking, and sorry if i bored you with my stories lol. Any comments/ critiques are extremely welcome, and please point out my mistakes too, it helps me learn.

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer





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lew

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#1 posted 1401 days ago

Beautiful!!!

Love the second picture!

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

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tomakazi

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#2 posted 1401 days ago

I like these!! the split and the stitching give these an artistic edge that I really like!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#3 posted 1400 days ago

If it makes you feel any better I always ship back wood from vacation spots

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 1400 days ago

BUDDY, I THINK I COULD TAKE SOME LESSONS FROM YOU. IF YOUR PRIEST DOESN’T LIKE THAT VASE SEND IT TO ME. ALL BEAUTIFUL TURNINGS. THE ONE YOU STICHED LOOKS UNUSUAL. DID YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT WITH YOUR CUTTING TOOL?

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

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Loucarb

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#5 posted 1400 days ago

Great turnings Mike.

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Mlke

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#6 posted 1399 days ago

Thanks guys!
Mike: sort of, i turned it too thin and the camphor seems to just wanna pop out when it gets to a certain thickness..

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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