Poplar never looked so good (to me)

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Project by SugarbeatCo posted 03-31-2012 08:28 PM 1296 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well this is probably my best work yet as far as form goes. I started turning in January, and have practiced almost daily. This isn’t the prettiest wood I’ve used, and in fact, it was the first time I used poplar at all. I was shocked to see how much figure was hiding in there. I never really thought of poplar as a high figure wood, but alas.. The finish is mineral oil and beeswax melted and applied hot, allowed to cool and buffed to what you see here. Thanks for looking.

-- Always one more tool away from being an excellent woodworker...

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#1 posted 03-31-2012 09:41 PM

hi nice bit of turning keep up the good work

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#2 posted 04-01-2012 01:40 AM

Fine job, looks great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 04-01-2012 03:40 AM

looks great!

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#4 posted 04-01-2012 07:26 PM

Thanks guys!

-- Always one more tool away from being an excellent woodworker...

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#5 posted 04-05-2012 01:07 PM

A very nice pice of poplar (to me too) and a great bowl.

-- Ovidiu from Transylvania

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