Crhristmas Gifts 2010

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Project by epp_dog posted 12-24-2010 02:54 PM 1410 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This year was a bit less ambitious than last year and usually involved turning.

  • The first bowl is for my mother. Locally sourced camphor branch crotch piece. Normally I would keep the natural edge but this piece had some interesting spalting I wanted to feature in the bottom of the bowl so I turned this with the bark side towards the bottom. 13” x 4.25”. Finish is golden oak Danish oil and Beall buffed.
  • The vase is for my sister. This was another piece of locally sourced camphor but this one came from the base of a 200+ yr old tree. The tree was about 6’ in diameter where this vase came from. 7.5” x 7.5”. Finish is golden oak Danish oil and Beall buffed.
  • The ice cream scoop is for dad. This was from some zebrawood he gave me when he gave me his shop. My hand was aching that day and the bulge in the middle of the handle seemed comfortable. Finish is salad bowl oil and Beall buffed.
  • The gun racks are for my brother-in-law. He has some old non-working guns to display and wanted something rather rustic looking. I thought the pen kept with the theme. The rack is pine from the borg finished with golden oak stain, then a rosewood wipe-on stain and then sealed with spray lacquer. The pen is from Penn State and the wood is stabilized spalted maple from Woodcraft.
  • The shot glass rack is for my nephew. Holds 36 shot glasses. Made from red oak and finished with Minwax golden oak and spray lacquer.
  • The jewelry bowls are for my niece. They are about 3” diameter and are made from locally sourced rosewood. These were made from the same piece of wood – just one has the rim facing the bark for the dark center and the other has the bark side facing the bottom to give the dark rim.

-- David, Florida

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#1 posted 12-24-2010 04:29 PM

beautiful gifts.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 12-24-2010 06:24 PM

A very nice collection! I am sure they all will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for sharing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 12-24-2010 10:49 PM

Those all look great. Nothing beats lovin like something from the shop.


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#4 posted 12-24-2010 11:06 PM

Gorgeous turnings, and the other crafts are very cool too.

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

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#5 posted 12-25-2010 12:06 AM

Great gifts. Thanks for posting

-- In His service ,Richard

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