Canopic Emerald

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Project by interpim posted 02-22-2012 02:13 AM 1572 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I stopped by a firewood dealer nearby that was recommended by a fellow lumberjock a while back the other day, and picked up a nice pile of Avocado wood.

This hollow form is 6 inches tall, and 5 inches wide. I used blue and yellow aniline dyes as described in Trifern’s tutorial. Finish is about 12 coats of clear gloss wipe on poly.

I’m calling this Canopic Emerald, because I feel it looks like a Canopic Jar that the Egyptians used during their mummification process, and emerald because of the color.

My pictures don’t do the color in this turning justice. The grain in the avocado wood shimmers with the different color transitions. I really need to put together another photo box. The last one was destroyed during a cross country move.

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 02-22-2012 02:24 AM

I have never used avocado wood, that color is great and the turning looks awesome.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 02-22-2012 02:28 AM

I have some avocado turnings that are natural color too :) It’s a beautiful wood.

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-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 02-22-2012 05:25 AM

Very striking piece!!

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

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#4 posted 02-22-2012 05:56 AM

Nice turning.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 02-22-2012 06:09 AM

Pure sweet awesomeness!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#6 posted 02-22-2012 12:00 PM

stunning! wow! very kool. nice design also

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

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#7 posted 02-22-2012 02:04 PM

Very nice turning.

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#8 posted 02-22-2012 02:16 PM

That sir is a very nice looking turning…..... Well Done

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 02-22-2012 05:00 PM

So far, avocado is one of my favorite woods to turn. Beautiful piece. :)

The fourth picture almost looks like a headless mannequin wearing a low cut, loose fitting top of some sort.

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