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Manzanita and Maple

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Project by lew posted 09-09-2018 10:56 PM 548 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little turning using manzanita, spalted maple and ebonized maple. About 5” in diameter and about 6” tall. The manzanita came from Arizona, the spalted maple from the Lexington Virginia area.

The finial was ebonized with India ink and the entire piece finished with wipe on poly.

I really need to get better at taking pictures.

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





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ZAGREB

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#1 posted 09-09-2018 11:37 PM

looks great,mate
beautiful piece of at

-- bambi

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#2 posted 09-10-2018 12:15 AM

I really like it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 09-10-2018 01:25 AM

Very cool art piece, Lew!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 09-10-2018 01:29 AM

I find your work is becoming more and more art I’m loving it Lew .. GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 09-10-2018 01:47 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#6 posted 09-10-2018 03:41 AM

great job Lew.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#7 posted 09-10-2018 07:17 AM

“I’m not an artist,” says he.
Your “Maple” sure looks like Hackberry.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 09-10-2018 07:47 AM

More of your beautiful art Lew. I like it!

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 09-10-2018 12:41 PM

the finished Manzanita looks like leather, very nice job.

-- Smitty!!!

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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 09-10-2018 01:00 PM

And, congrats on the DT3 recognition. Well deserved.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 09-10-2018 02:44 PM

Interesting piece Lew. You know, it almost looks like a crown, with the leather look of the Manzanita contributing. You should embed a big jewel on one side… (-:

Nice September weather here, for a change. Able to sit on the deck some each day with Kermit, my bird.

Have a good one…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#12 posted 09-10-2018 03:48 PM

Beautiful work lew.
I wish I was half as good on the Lathe as you are.
This is a wonderful piece of art which will bring awe to whoever looks at it.
That Finial really adds an elegant touch to the piece too.
Nice work brother.

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lew

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#13 posted 09-11-2018 10:44 PM

bambi- Thank You!

Gene- Thanks! I’ve ordered more Manzanita from Jim Gray.

Jim- Thank You!

Tony- Thanks!

Hoss- Thank You!

Karson- Thanks!

Mark- Thank You! I blame you for tempting me to try new things. I saw the cup you turned and my wood does resemble Hackberry. I flooded the outside with CA to reduce the punky tearout. The piece the little lid was cut from was about 3” thick and about 15” x 15”.

John- Thanks!

Smitty- Thank You! I hadn’t noticed that but you are right!

Jim- Thanks! A crown! Gives me an idea for the next piece!! Weather here has been awful. Hot, humid and way too much rain. And now the possibility of a hurricane from the south.

Woodwrecker- Thank You! I’ve been practicing the finials trying to make them more delicate and pleasing shapes.

Thanks for all of the views and making this a Daily Top 3! I really appreciate it.

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

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