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Roman/Greek inspired Ambrosia covered urn/cookie jar

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Project by Scott Oldre posted 467 days ago 925 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ambrosia maple urn, jug, thingy. Tried to go with something Roman or Greek in style, but not be tied to exact proportions. In other words, lets start cutting and see what shows up. Block was 12” Tall by 8” square, end result is about 12” tall with handle at top and about 7.5 in diameter at the widest point. The block was still pretty wet so had to put my windshield wipers on during the first day of turning. It hit a snag while hollowing, so I decided it was time to put the toys away for a day or two. Surprisingly it didn’t move much between a week ago and today, but was till able to dry out quite a bit.

The rounded top handle was from Burmese Blackwood.

Triple E, followed by Mylands Friction Polish. Was going to try and do something similar to Trifern’s dye motifs, but I couldn’t wait and couldn’t find any of the transtint locally. Maybe next time.

As you can probably tell, I tend to cycle between flatwork to round work. Round work is faster and less setup, but I still love to make a box or chess set now and then.

Thanks for looking

Scott

-- Scott, Irmo SC





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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 467 days ago

Urn/cookir jar? How do the cookies taste?

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 467 days ago

Is kind of on different ends of thought.

Good looking piece though.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 467 days ago

Really nice, no matter what you call it.

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prattman

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#4 posted 466 days ago

Great looking piece, (although , I never have liked those urn cookies ) ;)

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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ldl

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#5 posted 466 days ago

Ya gotta like that pattern in the wood. I always say listen to the wood and it will tell you what it wants to be.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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stefang

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#6 posted 466 days ago

Another great looking piece. You’ve got a good eye for shapes and appropriate detail. The ebony knob sets it off nicely.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 466 days ago

beautiful looking cookie jar.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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