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Project by sedcokid posted 759 days ago 986 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 759 days ago

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 759 days ago

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 759 days ago

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 759 days ago

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 759 days ago

that is a very nice job.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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Roger

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#6 posted 759 days ago

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 759 days ago

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 759 days ago

Gorgeous piece of cedar !

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

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murch

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#9 posted 759 days ago

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 758 days ago

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 758 days ago

Excellent work on a great piece of wood.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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BillyJ

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#12 posted 756 days ago

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 756 days ago

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 754 days ago

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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