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Project by darryl posted 08-16-2012 01:57 AM 936 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Carmella is primarily constructed of Cherry. The feature ring is a mixture of Maple, Bloodwood, Brazilian Cherry and Mahogany. There are 156 segments used to create Carmella. I applied 8 coats of tung oil and 3 coats of paste wax for a finish. The interior is finished with two coats of ebony stain and two coats of tung oil. Carmella is approx 6”x6”.





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Napaman

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#1 posted 08-16-2012 02:07 AM

i think you have done some “how to” blogs, right? its been a while…I would love to see some photos of the process…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 08-16-2012 02:15 AM

I love cherry!!! Beautiful vessel!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 08-16-2012 02:49 AM

Gorgeous, Darryl!
I really like the bottom treatment.

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

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#4 posted 08-16-2012 08:53 AM

Your vessel is magnificent! I also love cherry nice mix of woods!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 08-16-2012 10:53 AM

Beautiful piece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

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

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#6 posted 08-16-2012 01:44 PM

Another beautiful job! The combo of finishes really make the woods pop!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#7 posted 08-16-2012 09:01 PM

Love it Darryl.
Great to see some work from you again.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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#8 posted 08-16-2012 09:16 PM

These are a couple of realy lovely pieces Darryl, you have a nice form going with this series, great joints, I have no favourite as they contrast & each stands on its own
well done indeed :)
Pete

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

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#9 posted 08-16-2012 10:28 PM

Another beauty Darryl. Well done.

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#10 posted 08-17-2012 12:35 AM

Beautiful piece, not crazy about the name; ex-wife. HAHA!

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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darryl

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#11 posted 08-17-2012 03:10 AM

Thank you very much rmoore, loucarb, peteg, moonls, jim jakosh, woodshaver and matt garcia!

Gary – I hope to have a lot more in the near future! :)

lew – the bottom treatment is my adaptation of the floating bottom by Malcolm Tibbets. In my version I use two pieces of veneer.

Napaman – I’ve put together a tutorial of sorts on the bottle stoppers I’ve done in the past. I’m still tweaking my technique on the vessels, but once I nail that down I imagine a tutorial would be doable.

Thanks again everyone :)

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