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Here is my latest turning. I thought that this was a very funny idea. I walked past a coke can one day and then it hit me. I wanted to replicate it. I made it out of spruce believe it or not. The turning was the easy part. I just glued up a blank, rounded it, added the tapers on the top and bottom, and then sanded it. The hard part was next and that was the painting. I wanted to get it as real-looking as possible. The lettering was actually free-handed with a very fine brush. It was a big challenge but I think I got it spot on. This was a lot of fun to make and I might make an Orange Crush next lol :) Enjoy!





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hairy

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#1 posted 815 days ago

Looks like the real thing! Nice work.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 815 days ago

Tastes sappy doesn’t it? Nice turning, for a minute I thought “whats a coke can doing in LJ project?”

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 815 days ago

Looks like the real deal!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

#4 posted 815 days ago

Just need panda bears now! Nice work!

-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.

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Karson

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#5 posted 815 days ago

Very nice. You going for a 6-pack.

-- 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 †

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 815 days ago

thanks for sharing :-)

Dennis

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clieb91

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#7 posted 814 days ago

I’ll agree with Hairy.. It certainly does look like the real thing. I love the idea of turning one though have to admit not fond of the idea of that much detail work for painting. Very nicely done.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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BigTiny

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#8 posted 814 days ago

How about a Dr Pepper next?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Dustmite97

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#9 posted 814 days ago

Thanx guys! yes a six pack sounds great! I will definitely make a Dr Pepper sometime lol

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ElmoSr

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#10 posted 814 days ago

Very neat, my wife is a very avid collector of Coke memorabilia, she cant stand it and I am not that good of a turner,,,,you can send that one to me

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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huntter2022

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#11 posted 813 days ago

very nice job and the painting is alot better than mind

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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john

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#12 posted 813 days ago

Theres nothing there all i see is a can of pop ;-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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DamnYankee

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#13 posted 813 days ago

Now how did you do the pull tab?

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Dustmite97

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#14 posted 766 days ago

Oh yes the pull tab, that wasn’t easy to do. I re-sawed a thin strip on the band saw and cut out the shape of the tab on the scroll saw. The interior cuts were done first and then the outer shape was done.

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