Turned Lidded Boxes of Bradford Pear

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Project by BobAnderton posted 12-25-2012 08:28 PM 2680 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were my first experience turning lidded boxes on the lathe. I made the one on the right first and the second photo shows what happens when you let the inside get to be bigger than the outside. It got scrapped, but I later ended up cleaning up the edges and gluing it back together and saving it. The one of the left was finished on the lathe by sanding with mineral oil/paste wax and the one on the right was finished off the lathe with Watco Danish Oil and buffed with the Beall Buff. These were made from branch wood from a Bradford Pear that broke apart in the neighborhood and that I dried in the attic after bandsaw cutting in half through the pith, and then three more times to make a bark free blank.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 08:36 PM

another cool project Bob very nice.

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#2 posted 12-26-2012 10:21 PM

It’s cool.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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