Cherry Dish

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Project by tyskkvinna posted 792 days ago 1150 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned this today. I have been trying a few new techniques and this was the first successful run. I had a fair amount of tearout, which I think is a combination of unfamiliar territory and cherry, which is a general pain to work with. (Though man, did the shop smell nice today! :) )

It’s about six inches in diameter and about two inches thick. I have no personal use for it- it’s off to the store. I’m sure somebody will give it a loving home.

Now that I kind of figured out what I’m doing I cannot WAIT to start doing more! I have plans! :)

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 792 days ago

This sure looks pretty. I bought a lathe a few months ago and have yet to complete a project! Its the scariest tool I’ve ever encountered. I keep thinkin’ its gonna throw a chunk of wood at me. I reckon I need to spend more time with it. You do nice work; very creative, original-can’t beat that.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 792 days ago

Thanks. :)

I know how you feel. I got three machines at the same time and the lathe has been the last one that I’ve really conquered. the last project I completed on it threw itself at me mid-stream. It’s not so bad if you have proper protection and remember the rules (i.e. don’t try to catch it).

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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Nate Meadows

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#3 posted 792 days ago

Very simple but beautiful! Nicely done!

Very Respectfully,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 792 days ago

Nice one, Lis. I’ll bet it smelled good with all those cherry chips flying!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 792 days ago

Nice work. Gotta say, though, I have worked a lot of cherry and turn it too and I find it to be a great wood to work. Probably my favorite to machine and turn. Walnut and maple rank highly too.
Next, you might combine some different woods for artistic effect and turning experience.
Share some more and keep us posted.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#6 posted 792 days ago

Very nice turning Lis

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 792 days ago

Quite nice. I have some cherry I am afraid to tear into. What finish did you use?

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#8 posted 791 days ago


I’ve worked with cherry quite a bit—though I think this was my first time turning it. I get a lot of tearout from it. Maybe Michigan cherry trees are especially curly? I don’t know.

The finish on this is 12,000 grit sandpaper. I didn’t put any external finish on it.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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