Poplar never looked so good (to me)

  • Advertise with us
Project by SugarbeatCo posted 03-31-2012 08:28 PM 1004 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...

5 comments so far

View branch's profile


1040 posts in 2245 days

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

hi nice bit of turning keep up the good work

View doncutlip's profile


2832 posts in 2647 days

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

Fine job, looks great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

View Andy123's profile


226 posts in 1565 days

#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

View SugarbeatCo's profile


140 posts in 1359 days

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

Thanks guys!

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

View Ovidiu's profile


112 posts in 1593 days

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

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

-- Ovidiu from Transylvania

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