Cinnamon - segmented hollow vessel

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Project by darryl posted 05-17-2012 04:28 AM 2091 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If this vessel looks a little familiar, it’s not really deja’vu… originally this piece started out being called 'coconut'

I wasn’t really happy with how ‘coconut’ was looking, so even though I had considered it a “finished” piece I put it back on the lathe to rework it. The changes are subtle, but I do think it is now shaped how I wanted it. This picture shows where I adjusted the shape.

Once I had massaged the shape to how i wanted it, I then applied 2 coats of ebony stain and a coat of tung oil to the interior. The exterior is finished with 8 coats of tung oil and two coats of paste wax. The bottom is plugged with a double layer og mahogany veneer and held in place with a segmented ring of black walnut.

“Cinnamon” as it’s now known is a gift for my mother (shhhhh… she doesn’t know yet!)

All comments and critiques appreciated.

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#1 posted 05-17-2012 04:59 AM

Oh my.. that is stunning. Your mom is going to Love it. If you make another one, you could use wire and hang a weaved basket beneath for an interesting hot air balloon art piece or cool lamp. Great work!

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 06:06 AM

Very sharp & fine glue lines, fantastic turning work and finishing as well!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 05-17-2012 06:53 AM

Brilliant job

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#4 posted 05-17-2012 07:50 AM

Well Done Some sizes please Thanks Regards Tamboti

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 08:25 AM

Impressive… love the color.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 05-17-2012 09:57 AM

A son’s hand made gift like this is the best gift for any mother in Mother’s Day.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#7 posted 05-17-2012 11:33 AM

oh right sizes! this vessel is approx 6” x 6”.

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#8 posted 05-17-2012 12:10 PM

What a nice job and beautiful gift!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#9 posted 05-17-2012 01:44 PM

Super Job, Darryl!

I really like the way you finished the bottom!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 05-17-2012 03:05 PM

Another gorgeous piece. Nice to see you turning again Darryl.

-- Gary, Florida

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#11 posted 05-17-2012 08:59 PM

Thats a lovely job Darryl, very well done Mate

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

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#12 posted 05-18-2012 12:32 AM

Well done Darryl, great looking vessel.

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