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Project by Mike Chapman posted 11-17-2011 11:35 PM 1411 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned this cookie jar for a couple who did me a favor. Its from Cherry crotch wood with turquoise inlace. The brass finial on top is actually a rein guide off of an antique carriage horse harness. I love incorporating antique items into my wood working projects. It gives them a second life.

-- mikechapmanwoodworker.squarespace.com





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peteg

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#1 posted 11-17-2011 11:40 PM

Not sure how big this is Mike, but it sure is a lovely looking piece of timber turned & embellished very well indeed, :))

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

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#2 posted 11-18-2011 12:01 AM

Beautiful Work Mike , How did you do the inlay? Just curios… Ed

-- Ed Port Republic

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#3 posted 11-18-2011 12:07 AM

This is stunningly beautiful. Very well done.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 11-18-2011 12:38 AM

Awesome turn! Absolutely love it.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#5 posted 11-18-2011 02:05 AM

Very good like the idea of using the recycled brass goes well with the inlace and colour of the wood. Great finish as well I would also like to know how big it is

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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#6 posted 11-18-2011 02:14 AM

Nice work, Mike!!

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#7 posted 11-18-2011 04:00 AM

The turquoise and brass really set this off – beautiful!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 11-18-2011 04:09 AM

Wonderful looking cookie jar, very well done.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#9 posted 11-18-2011 05:16 AM

Very nice piece, Mike. And I love the antique harness brassware! Great reuse of material.

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#10 posted 11-18-2011 05:58 AM

Lovely turned jar – excellent work indeed!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 11-18-2011 06:02 AM

It’s beautifull Mike.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#12 posted 11-18-2011 12:04 PM

I love it! This is a real Beauty! I just bought the supplie do a turquoise inlay on a pic frame. I have wanted to try this for some time. I can only hope it comes aout 1/2 as good as yours.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Mike Chapman

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#13 posted 11-18-2011 03:16 PM

Thank you for all the great feedback. Here are some answers to your questions:

The hollow form is approximately eight inches in diameter.
From table to top of finial is eleven inches.
The turquoise inlace is a product sold by Grizzly as well as others—it works great.
Inlace was buttered into groves turned 1/8” deep and slightly undercut at edges to lock inlace in place.
It was finished with four coats of Waterlox Original.

I have used this technique on other projects also. You can see them on my website. Again, thanks.

-- mikechapmanwoodworker.squarespace.com

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#14 posted 11-18-2011 05:53 PM

Great looking cookie jar. Well done.

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#15 posted 11-19-2011 02:09 AM

That is very nice work

-- Vince

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