LumberJocks

Spike!

  • Advertise with us
Project by scrappy posted 883 days ago 1486 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spike!

Just had to give this one a name. haha

It is Claro Walnut and Ebony, on a Wrought Iron Stand. Finished with wipe on poly.

Started out as a footed cup/chalice type turning. Turned it to 1/2 inch wall and let dry for about a month and a half. Once I went back to turn it round again, It was soooo far out of round, I ended up with a wall thickness of only 1/8 inch!

Decided to try a design change, and this was the result.

Main body is 3 1/4 inch diameter X 6 1/2 inch tall, 1/8 inch wall at top and a little thicker towards the bottom.

Used the indexing head and a jig on my lathe to make sure the “pegs” were evenly spaced around, and same distance from the top.

With lid, in it’s stand it is 10 1/4 inch tall.

This could be an urn for a pet (small pet, maybe a guinea pig haha) or candy dish or just as a conversation piece. Not sure who is going to end up with this one yet.

Please leave all comments/questions and critiques. I am always looking to improve and your comments help.

Thanks for looking.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!





13 comments so far

View Karson's profile

Karson

34862 posts in 3006 days


#1 posted 883 days ago

Beautiful piece.

A great turning.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

View tamboti's profile

tamboti

207 posts in 1747 days


#2 posted 883 days ago

Well done a good save, only 1 crit wrought iron a bit thick but this is only me. Keep working on this suspended theme, there is a lots of scope. Regards Roger

-- Africa is not for sissies

View peteg's profile

peteg

2825 posts in 1429 days


#3 posted 883 days ago

a change in direction here Scrappy, realy different, great job
Pete

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

View T. D. Reid's profile

T. D. Reid

275 posts in 950 days


#4 posted 882 days ago

Very masculine, nice job sir.

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

View murch's profile

murch

1135 posts in 1230 days


#5 posted 882 days ago

I like it. Came out round this time – hope it stays that way!

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

View WoodenFrog's profile

WoodenFrog

2737 posts in 1519 days


#6 posted 882 days ago

Wow! Scrappy you talk about cool! This is just to cool!
I really like this one, really great work!
Did you do the wrought iron also? are the pegs(Spikes) and top handle wood or wrought iron also?
They look like metal, Great work agian.

Hey if you don’t know what to do with it, Send it my way!:)

Keep up the good work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

View Loucarb's profile

Loucarb

2388 posts in 2051 days


#7 posted 882 days ago

Very nice Scrappy. Like the wood & metal. Well done.

View Matt Vredenburg's profile

Matt Vredenburg

127 posts in 2020 days


#8 posted 882 days ago

Nice job. I love it!

-- Matt, Arizona

View Matt Vredenburg's profile

Matt Vredenburg

127 posts in 2020 days


#9 posted 882 days ago

Nice job. I love it!

-- Matt, Arizona

View scrappy's profile

scrappy

3505 posts in 2036 days


#10 posted 882 days ago

Thanks for all the great comments every one! I really enjoyed making this. It is definitely different.

tamboti: I think the iron is a little thick also, but that is the size it came. It is actually a stand for a candle in a glass bowl. Got it from my favorite store, Goodwill. $1.99 hahaha Have another one larger for an open candy dish I will be turning soon.

WoodenFrog: No I did not do the wrought iron. It is bought pre-made. The pegs and finial are all Ebony. Also, sorry. I will find a home for it. hahaha

Thanks again for all the great comments every one. I appreciate the feed back.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

View eddy's profile

eddy

926 posts in 1970 days


#11 posted 881 days ago

wow way cool i like irt a lot

-- self proclaimed copycat

View sedcokid's profile

sedcokid

2663 posts in 2204 days


#12 posted 881 days ago

Very Nice Scrappy!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11099 posts in 1711 days


#13 posted 877 days ago

Nice one, Dan. Made for a dog named spike. I love that Claro walnut!!............Jim

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

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

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase