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Project by Adam Hood posted 07-01-2011 02:54 AM 1340 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given a piece of Cedar that was 10” x 2 1/2”. Didn’t know what to do with it and I Saw a YouTube video of Bob Hamilton turning a winged box and figured I’d give it a shot. Both the box and the lid is made from Cedar also. Sanded to 320 and finished with turners polish. Let me know whatcha think.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl





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toyguy

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#1 posted 07-01-2011 03:17 AM

Looks great…. Cedar can be a though wood to turn…kind of soft…but you pulled it off. Bob Hamilton is a good friend and I have watched him make a few of these Jimmy Clews style boxes…I even gave one a go myself one time…...( In my projects somewhere).

Well done….....

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Adam Hood

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#2 posted 07-01-2011 03:24 AM

I have watched quite a few if his vids and he knows what he is doing and I learn a lot from watching.g him. Thanks for your comment.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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sedcokid

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#3 posted 07-01-2011 03:50 AM

You nailed this piece Adam, maybe your best project ever!!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Keith Shipp

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#4 posted 07-01-2011 03:59 AM

Very unique piece. Beautiful work.

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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rmoore

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#5 posted 07-01-2011 04:11 AM

Very nice. I like the lighter colored wood on the tips. I want to try one of these.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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Adam Hood

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#6 posted 07-01-2011 04:44 AM

Thanks Chuck..I enjoyed toing this piece. Thanks Keith. Ron, these things are fun. Word of advice, keep your hands on the back side of the tools rest.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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peteg

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#7 posted 07-02-2011 12:19 AM

Lovely job indeed Adam, picked up the sap wood tips nicely.
I also have one of these somewhere in my projects, they are a fun piece to make, speed up & concentrate :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Adam Hood

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#8 posted 07-03-2011 12:03 AM

Thanks Pete. I wanted most of it to be the red Cedar color and wanted to leave a little sap wood for contrast. I like the way it turned out (no pun intended). Watching Bob’s video on YouTube he said to turn the speed up as fast as it would go. It sounded like and airplane. Well I stood back, turned on and slowly turned the speed and let me tell you, I was scared for a min. I was waiting on it to fly off the chuck. Took a lil getting used to spinning like that and I went to turning. I really enjoyed making this one and at the moment, I have a bigger chunk of Oak on the spinner half done. I just need to finish up the bottom and it will be on here.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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#9 posted 07-03-2011 12:50 AM

Beautiful turning.

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

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Adam Hood

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#10 posted 07-03-2011 12:54 AM

Thanks Mike

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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Roz

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#11 posted 07-27-2011 01:37 AM

THAT IS COOOOOL! I have never seen anything like it.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Adam Hood

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#12 posted 07-27-2011 02:20 AM

Thanks Terry, go to YouTube and type turning a winged box in the search box. Bob Hamilton dies it and that guy knows his stuff. He has a lot of different videos on all different kind of turning on there. One thing I would say is take caution when turning one, it sound like an airplane propeller spinning. He says to have your speed up so I put my Jet 10×14 variable speed mini lathe on the center fully and cranked the speed up as fast as it would go(of course after being on low speed and making sure it wasn’t going to fly off) and went to town. Make sure your fingers away on the back side of the tool rest at all times or you will be hurting.

-- Adam ~ AdamHoodStudios.com ~ Keep the wood shavings flying ~ Lakeland, Fl

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