Potpourri Vessell

  • Advertise with us
Project by Grumpy posted 02-08-2012 12:36 AM 2011 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This potpourri vessel is made from a piece of left over ‘blackheart sassafras’ . It was a bit smaller than what I needed to make a perfectly round piece but I think it turned out OK with a slightly unusual shape.
Finished with 6 coats of wipe on poly and buffed.
‘Blackheart Sassafras’ is an Australian timber from Tasmania.

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

14 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


113828 posts in 2666 days

#1 posted 02-08-2012 12:41 AM

A fantastic turning nice work Grump

-- Custom furniture

View Karson's profile


34994 posts in 3490 days

#2 posted 02-08-2012 12:50 AM

Thats some great timber. Does it have the rootbeer smell of our Sasafrass

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6793 posts in 3069 days

#3 posted 02-08-2012 12:58 AM

Real nice turning job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

View Roger's profile


17851 posts in 1893 days

#4 posted 02-08-2012 12:59 AM

very kool bow. and the lid makes it more better

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

View TomFran's profile


2948 posts in 3083 days

#5 posted 02-08-2012 01:05 AM

Nice work, Cobber! You are fortunate to have so many different kinds of wood to work with down there.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

View Grumpy's profile


20726 posts in 2940 days

#6 posted 02-08-2012 01:38 AM

Thanks Jocks.
Karson, the sassafras does have an odour but not very strong. Not like ‘camphor laurel’ or ‘juniper’. Camphor has a strong eucalyptus smell, great for clearing the nasal passages & juniper has a sickly perfume that is very strong.

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

View TurnTurnTurn's profile


604 posts in 2198 days

#7 posted 02-08-2012 01:48 AM

nice work Grumpy

-- TurnTurnTurn

View peteg's profile


3470 posts in 1912 days

#8 posted 02-08-2012 01:52 AM

These are always a “hit” around the craft shows, nice job Grumpy :)

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

View Sac's profile


268 posts in 2723 days

#9 posted 02-08-2012 04:26 AM

Beautiful piece Grumpy..

-- Jerry

View SteveKorz's profile


2133 posts in 2803 days

#10 posted 02-08-2012 12:39 PM


-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

14038 posts in 3072 days

#11 posted 02-09-2012 03:30 AM

well done Grumpman!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

14393 posts in 2195 days

#12 posted 02-11-2012 11:43 PM

Sweet vessel, Tony…..............Jim

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

View shinju's profile


188 posts in 2422 days

#13 posted 02-12-2012 12:07 AM

Great work …very nice like it alot..shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

View Grumpy's profile


20726 posts in 2940 days

#14 posted 02-12-2012 01:11 AM

Thanks for your comments everyone.

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics