"Been Awhile" Ash Box

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Project by RichardH posted 12-18-2011 05:25 AM 1412 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece of ash wood sat spalting for a few years in the back yard here in texas, was rough turned over a year ago, and then sat on a shelf for way too long before I finally got around to finishing it.

I’ve been so busy lately that this is the first turning I’ve done in months, but that’s one of the nice thing about having a shelf full of roughed out items…they keep staring at you and eventually talk you into paying a little attention to them again.

Cheers, Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#1 posted 12-18-2011 06:04 AM

This is an amazing turning Richard ,beautiful.

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#2 posted 12-18-2011 08:46 AM

nice looking piece richard, well done

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

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#3 posted 12-18-2011 11:00 AM

Nice piece you have made the most of this lump of wood

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#4 posted 12-18-2011 02:55 PM

very beautiful, and intricate

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

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#5 posted 12-18-2011 11:01 PM

What a striking piece what did you use for finish?

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 12-18-2011 11:14 PM

Thanks everyone.

Sedcokid, I used General Finishes Seal A Cell probably about 8 coats. I let each coat dry about a day and then lightly wet sand with 1500 – 2000 grit about every 2 coats. Sometimes I add a couple of layers of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, but I skipped that this time.


-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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