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A few more turnings

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Project by Joedcatman posted 1396 days ago 927 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came across some local Cypress the other day and figured I’d try turning it. Here are a couple of pics while it was on the lathes and two views of the completed candlestick – vase and small goblet. So far I’m happy with the wood. Super easy to turn while green. I found a guy who trims trees and saves the good stuff for me. I’ll give him the vase if it doesn’t check. I still have to do some finishing on them but it sure is fun.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.





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Dez

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#1 posted 1396 days ago

Looks almost like marble, especially the biggest one! Nice

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 1396 days ago

VERY NICE TURNINGS.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 1240 days ago

Those are some beautiful pieces. How did you get the dark rings on the candlestick. Is that friction burned on?
I often use a wire to burn grooves but have not see a dark ring like that…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Joedcatman

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#4 posted 1240 days ago

Hi Jim, I used 320 grit sandpaper and friction to get the wider burn effect. You have to be careful or your fingers will have the same burning sensation as the wood. I fold the sandpaper over 3 or 4 times and press hard.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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