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Project by Rob Macdonald posted 911 days ago 974 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A finished project showing a 3” diameter cup/bowl made from Ebony, BloodWood and Osage Orange.
Glued up with Original Gorilla Glue and polished with Shellawax Cream

This is about the max diameter I can do on my lathe without riser blocks

I’m regretting not turning the inside down another 1/8 ” to show the bloodwood as a bottom.
Maybe someday I wil turn a lid for it and make it a round box

There were some checks in the ebony i used for the rim. Filled in with CA and polished out but stil noticable in a pic. I think it overheated during sanding

-- IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME





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OneDizzyDevil

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#1 posted 911 days ago

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- - Wayne in Fairfax, VA

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AAWW2005

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#2 posted 911 days ago

Looks great, I love working with Ebony and bloodwood

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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Dlow

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#3 posted 911 days ago

I’m likin’ this! I hope to make a coffee mug similar to this I just don’t know what to use for a finish that won’t kill me or at least not ruin the taste of my java.

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joey bealis

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#4 posted 911 days ago

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Rob Macdonald

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#5 posted 910 days ago

Not sure what finish to use for coffee. Food safe wax wont stand up to the heat. Laquer .. maybe but probably same issue. Is polyurethane food safe?

Maybe you can use a glass or metal insert that you could even take out to wash .

-- IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME

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ghazard

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#6 posted 910 days ago

That is a handsome piece. I love the shape.

Well done.

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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