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Stumpy's Tubafore Contest Entry - My Tubafore Bowl

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Project by rance posted 01-22-2012 06:37 AM 1783 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woe, woe,
The lowly tubafore,
You can make a nice door stop,
To prop a swinging door.

So many things that could be made,
From this lowly hunk of wood,
But we often do not try,
As often as we should.

The colors can be beautiful,
If only treated right,
To bring the color of the grain,
To its greatest height.

Woe, woe,
The lowly tubafore,
If only we did not relagate,
To the same thing as before.

It has its faults and failures,
But not all are said final,
Those thoughts are all of nincompoops,
Whos ways are mainly primal.

Of other things that can be made,
The choices are so many,
A candle stick, a toy, a top,
Or one big wooden penny.

So when you think of only one,
The tubafore of old,
I show you now my other choice,
To make myself a bowl.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--





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#1 posted 01-22-2012 06:39 AM

Good job of bowling.

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 06:44 AM

Nice work …. The bowl is cool too

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#3 posted 01-22-2012 06:47 AM

SteeRike.. oh not that type of bowling.. nice anyway you look at it….

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 07:09 AM

Wait some body play the delta blues while I read that. Man you gat the Tubafore lowdown blues. I was listning to the blues and it fit;)
Outstanding something I can eat my oatmeal in.
Great entry, Good luck
yah yah bomb bomb ding ding da da da
Tap ya feets

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 07:27 AM

Well done. Pine grain is pronounced and stain really brings it out!

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

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#6 posted 01-22-2012 08:00 AM

Pretty bowl…

How big is it?

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#7 posted 01-22-2012 10:56 AM

As big as The Cowboy Hut, Joe:)). Well done, Rance. It is not easy to turn pine, but you can not resist grain like this one.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#8 posted 01-22-2012 04:33 PM

I like the grain and the knots it looks great.

-- mrg

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#9 posted 01-22-2012 04:59 PM

Rance, I like very cool to see the 2×4 turned into this. I had enoughissues turning my little drum for my piece.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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rance

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#10 posted 01-22-2012 08:03 PM

Thanks for the comments folks. Rob, I was just waxing elephants I guess. I’m back to normal now. :) You’re too funny Dave.

It is about 3.25” across. I saw the end grain, and the multiple knots and I just couldn’t resist. Its all I had the time and inclination to do. I’ll keep adding to the finish and then finalize it with Renaissance wax.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 01-23-2012 04:27 AM

Beautiful grain and features! What is the finish?

-- Jesse --

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rance

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#12 posted 01-23-2012 04:36 AM

Thanks Jesse. The finish was ”To make myself a bowl”. Oh, you meant on the bowl… :) Danish Oil(“Natural”). I actually left it soaking in a tub of DO for an hour or so. Don’t know if that contributed to the darker result.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#13 posted 01-23-2012 05:04 AM

Awesome! I’ll have to try that on pine sometime :)

-- Jesse --

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#14 posted 01-24-2012 07:29 AM

Good Job looks like there is lots of competition in this 2×4 contest
Extra points for the poem !!!!!!

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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rance

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#15 posted 01-24-2012 11:02 PM

>“Extra points for the poem !!!!!!”

Yeah Rob. That’s what I thought too. :) Thanks for the compliment. Seing the others, I don’t think I have a chance. :D Some creative folks out there. It was lots of fun and a great learning experience with soft Pine. I’d actually like to see more of these 2×4 contests. Different variations such as “No glue, screws, or tatoos”.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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