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Project by trifern posted 2271 days ago 1068 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece of cherry measures 4.5” tall by 6” wide and has a wipe-on poly finish. Cherry is such a pleasure to work with. It turns well, smells good, and takes a nice finish.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.





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Mario

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#1 posted 2271 days ago

Great looking peice, I love the grain and finish.

Thanks for the post.

-- Hope Never fails

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2271 days ago

Simply beautiful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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wheresmytools

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#3 posted 2271 days ago

It has a very nice shape. How thick are the walls?

-- Charlie in TN, looking for his tools...

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trifern

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#4 posted 2271 days ago

The walls are about 1/4” thick, a little less on the bottom. I was fortunate not to blow through the bottom.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 2271 days ago

Trifern,

This is beautiful. I have developed a real appreciation for these type of posts. This bowl has a nice grain pattern to it and you finished it well.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 2271 days ago

Another thing about Cherry. When you do as good a job as you have done, Trifern; it looks beautiful too.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 2271 days ago

Really gorgeous, what kind of lathe you running? That thing must be pretty good size, to handle that size bowl. Really a beautiful finish too, for just poly you must have sanded the sh__ out of it. Nice piece. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 2271 days ago

so sweet…makes me want to go sharpen my turning tools and get busy !!! Excellent finish : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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blackcherry

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#9 posted 2271 days ago

Very nice work Trifern…could you give us info on your turning equipment and do you apply your finishes on the lathe or off…you truly are talent at picking stock to work with….Blkcherry

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jjohn

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#10 posted 2271 days ago

I just bought a lathe a few months ago and haven’t really tried it out but once on a practice piece of wood just to see how it handles. Can’t wait to give it a try on something like what you’ve done. Only hope I can come close to what you have done. great job.

-- JJohn

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trifern

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#11 posted 2271 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments and feedback. I have been brief in my discriptions because I am new to all this. I have only been turning for about 6 weeks. Based on some of the questions, I guess it is time to write a blog about my equipment, tools, techniques and finishes. I am mostly self taught so I don’t Know if I use the proper techniques or not but they , for the most part, have worked for me. Stay tuned.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Woodhacker

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#12 posted 2268 days ago

Another beautiful turning Trifern! That is really nice. Great selection of the wood too, that grain is really pretty.

Thanks for posting.

-- Martin, Kansas

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