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Corian Egg Cup and Box Elder Obelisks

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-01-2011 05:35 PM 1617 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at turning Corian counter top material and it went well. I made this egg cup from a stack of 6 – 1/2” thick pieces with epoxy in between and an oak spigot to mount the stack on the lathe. It looks like stone and is a heavy piece. It is quite messy as you can see from the 5th photo. I loaded it on with 3 more box elder obelisks that I made while the glue was drying. This is a wood working site so I wanted a piece of wood in the project. I can see many uses of this material for kitchen objects and utensils. I have seen a lot of cutting boards at shows already but no egg cups!! I used it today and had to share that one!!............Jim

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





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#1 posted 11-01-2011 05:46 PM

Good job! Messy tho’!

-- Jamsie

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#2 posted 11-01-2011 10:46 PM

Very nice

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 11-01-2011 11:03 PM

Jim, I have qiute a pile of corian I got a while back but never turned any yet, I can see it is a very useful material for utensles like the one above,
that is a nice looking shape for a cup & easy clean, some nice bits of elder as well, great stuff Jim :))

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

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#4 posted 11-02-2011 01:21 AM

Your right about the Corian looking good Jim will be interesting to see if other LJ’s try it and what they come up with. Nice looking Box Elder Obelisks.,, nice work mate.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#5 posted 11-02-2011 02:09 AM

Pretty good for a first attempt mate.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 11-02-2011 03:23 AM

Jim, nice job!! I have turned Corian but only in pens, makes a very heavy pen…. To heavy for my likeing. Your egg cup is very nice looking. I hope that it sells for you!

Thanks once again!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 11-02-2011 05:23 AM

love the egg cup

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 11-03-2011 02:15 PM

Hi Jim, using your creative skills again. I havent used an egg cup since I was a child (not too long ago) that is interesting material used and it came out very good, nice obelisks too.

Thanks for sharing something unusual Jim

-- When you know better you do better.

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#9 posted 11-03-2011 10:34 PM

Did you use the normal tools?

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 11-04-2011 01:18 AM

Hi Mads. yes, I used all the regular wood turning tools. It cuts pretty easy and polishes up better than wood!
I used EEE after the 400 grit sand and then Shelawax…..........Jim

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

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#11 posted 11-04-2011 01:24 AM

;-) merci

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 11-05-2011 12:00 AM

pretty nifty.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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