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I wish i had a before picture of this piece of Cherry. It was so interesting looking. My man saved it for me from one of his tree jobs. It has been calling to me from the corner throughout all of the Christmas projects, so i finally let it out.
-i tried that epoxy-rock technique thing i’ve seen some of you guys use, to try to camouflage an unexpected crack. This time, i mixed the rock bits in the epoxy, instead of trying to place them in it on the piece. It was much better. It was a smaller space to fill though.
I used the chainsaw attachment on my grinder, the sander/grinder, and a plethora of router and sanding attachments, and …the dreaded hand-sanding…

i don’t know about finishes so far, it just has mineral oil on it…and some bee’swax and eucalyptus oil lip balm my friend makes :)

-I used these HarborFreight special polishing disc things to create something to sand in the bottom, which is always a challenge. I sanded off a pretty spent one, and epoxyed a patch of velcro to the disc backing. Then…WHALAH!! ...a use for …at least the inside circle of all those spent sanding discs i hoard as if they will magically come back to life so that i may get my money$ worth!

-- christine

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#1 posted 1317 days ago

The epoxy came out well. I love the look. What’s the finish on the piece?

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#2 posted 1317 days ago

really cool – and the ladle comes with its own “stand” :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 1317 days ago

Very interesting ladle, I like the way it looks, do not think it would work to ladle chili from a dutch oven,
but it is great just to look at and admire. I think you might be coming down with the same virus that
Lilredweldingrod has, very good use of those old discs. Hope you and your tree man continue to enjoy
your wood working addiction. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 1317 days ago

Nice. I was thinking of making some wooden kitchen utensils. Maybe I’ll add a ladle to the list now. And that is a nice looking piece of cherry.

-- Matt -

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#5 posted 1288 days ago

You go girl!!!!!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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