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Project by bubbared posted 07-20-2012 12:39 AM 1178 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey LJ’s I haven’t posted in a while but I have been turning and this is a special piece a close friends father passed a few weeks ago so I made the family this urn for him to rest in he was a great man but as my title states this is always the gift you never want to give. Thank you for looking

Main body: wood unknown very light wood like maple but then turns to what you see and sometimes a silvery grey
Finial: Cocobolo
Accent: Walnut & Cocobolo
Finish: clear acrylic spray
Turned on the lathe
Dimension: 6” @ widest point 13” tall with finial

Another note and could just be me but i haven’t had any allergys toward any woods that i have worked with even cocobolo but what ever the wood in the main body is did give me a burning feeling in my nose is I didn’t wear my respirator, if anyone has any suggestions of what this wood may be please let me know thank you again

-- Joe, Florida





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Tom Godfrey

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#1 posted 07-20-2012 01:47 AM

Great job but sad to say it had to be a gift to someone that has parted. My prays go out to all the family members.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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TripleB

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#2 posted 07-20-2012 02:25 AM

That is a beautiful piece of work, the turning on the finial is masterful, yes the reason for making these really do suck, but that should not take away from the craftsman ship involved in making it. I’m sure the family is absolutely proud to honor their father in such a distinguished way! Great Job!

As for your wood issue, I really can’t tell what it is, a wild guess might be Blue Pine, but I’ve never had respiratory issues while working it.

Bob

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Vince

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#3 posted 07-20-2012 06:01 AM

Very nice work

-- Vince

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tamboti

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#4 posted 07-20-2012 08:33 AM

Hi nice piece well done The wood may be camphor. Regards Tambotie

-- Africa is not for sissies

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 07-20-2012 09:25 AM

Hi Joe;

That is a beautiful turning. Excellent work on the finial.

Lee

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rilanda

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#6 posted 07-20-2012 10:05 AM

That is one handsome looking urn, fine as it is and very well crafted you always wish that you never have to make one for that purpose. Made two (never took a photo) in my time, each one is difficult to bear.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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Triumph1

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#7 posted 07-20-2012 11:42 AM

I understand what you are saying…I just finished one also. I always go through a range of emotions while making them.

Beautiful job on this. It has a great shape and as people stated…the finial is design and execution is masterful. Thank you for sharing.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Roger

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#8 posted 07-20-2012 03:49 PM

This is way beautiful. A very nice place of final rest. Sorry to hear of the loss

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Knothead62

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#9 posted 07-20-2012 10:56 PM

Beautiful turning! That is a most appropriate way to honor the gentleman.

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Porchfish

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#10 posted 07-23-2012 01:44 PM

Gorgeously turned tribute to a friend ! great work !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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Gshepherd

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#11 posted 07-30-2012 12:04 AM

Beautiful…..... Did you ever figure out what was burning your nose?

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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