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Project by sedcokid posted 08-03-2012 08:21 PM 997 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our turning club has a raffle each month from wood that the members bring in that they no longer need. My number was called and I got to pick from one of the nice pieces on the table. I chose a large piece of Red Cedar 14” x 20” x 10”, had to be a big tree. Once back in the shop I cut out a piece to make a bowl, I had it all roughed out and decided that it looked a bit blah. I added a piece of soft maple on the top and rather like the looks of it. The piece is 12” in dia. and 10” high, the finish is lacquer. One of the nice effects of turning Red Cedar it makes the shop smell wonderful ;)

Thanks for looking, all comments are welcome….

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,





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lew

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#1 posted 08-03-2012 08:52 PM

I think the maple was a great choice! It really brings up the lighter sections of the cedar.
Beautiful piece, Chuck!

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

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peteg

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#2 posted 08-03-2012 09:12 PM

You scored a great piece of timber there Chuck & did real justice to it, lovely contrast & end result
cheers
Pete

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

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MShort

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#3 posted 08-03-2012 09:41 PM

Very nice. Does your club do a show and tell? If so, you should take your winnings and show them what you made out of it. Like the maple ring as well.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Loucarb

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#4 posted 08-03-2012 10:04 PM

The maple looks great with the cedar and I love the form. Well done.

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wiswood2

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#5 posted 08-03-2012 10:50 PM

that is a very nice job.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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Roger

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#6 posted 08-04-2012 12:30 AM

That is awesome.

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

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 08-04-2012 03:19 AM

Nice win in the raffle Chuck, nice turning on the cedar and the choice of Maple really finishes a great project.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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MonteCristo

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#8 posted 08-04-2012 03:51 AM

Gorgeous piece of cedar !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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murch

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#9 posted 08-04-2012 07:16 AM

Super looking bowl.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Schwieb

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#10 posted 08-04-2012 10:24 AM

I’ve got a few of those turning club raffle pieces too. I agree about the great smell of cedar. We get to turn camphor down here and it gets the shop smelling great too. Nice turning too.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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TurnTurnTurn

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#11 posted 08-04-2012 01:36 PM

Excellent work on a great piece of wood.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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BillyJ

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#12 posted 08-06-2012 01:09 PM

Wow – very nice. Great turning. You did justice to the beautiful piece of wood.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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sedcokid

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#13 posted 08-06-2012 11:33 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments!! I love to turn just not enough time….

Thanks for looking!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 08-08-2012 10:32 PM

Wow, that is a striking piece, Nice finish on it, too!!...............Jim

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

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