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Project by trifern posted 05-23-2008 02:10 PM 1213 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is laminated walnut and purple heart with epoxy laced with cumin. I mixed cumin with the epoxy to give it some grain and color. I was trying to make it look like yellow heart. I need to get a press so I can get even pressure without applying so much pressure all the epoxy squeezes out. I did not care for the purple heart for turning. It is beautiful timber, but it just wants to turn to dust while turning. It measures 4.25” tall by 8.25” wide and is finished with a wipe-on poly.

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





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 05-23-2008 02:48 PM

You’re a bowl-turning machine!

This one is really beautiful. The border between the two woods really sets it off.

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

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Bill Akins

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#2 posted 05-23-2008 02:52 PM

Absolutley gorgeous!

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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brunob

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#3 posted 05-23-2008 03:03 PM

The color is spectacular.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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rikkor

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#4 posted 05-23-2008 03:46 PM

Very nice work sir.

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runngt

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#5 posted 05-23-2008 03:59 PM

beautiful work !

runngt

-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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WoodChucker

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#6 posted 05-23-2008 04:16 PM

Thats one spicy bowl

-- WoodChucker, Sherwood Park, Alberta

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 05-23-2008 05:13 PM

Trifern,

You are having fun!!!! This is another beautiful bowl. As fast as you are turning these out I am beginning to wonder if you have a group of elves in your shop. :)

Well done and thanks for the post.

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

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 05-23-2008 06:33 PM

stunning work …so pretty

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

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itsme_timd

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#9 posted 05-23-2008 07:15 PM

This is a fantastic piece, very neat idea to use cumin as a colorant and I like the results.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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darryl

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#10 posted 05-23-2008 10:26 PM

I like that combination of the walnut and purpleheart. looks great together.
nice turning and finish.

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trifern

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#11 posted 05-23-2008 11:28 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Scott, no elves, just a burning desire to turn. What used to take days, now takes hours. What used to take hours, now takes minutes.

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

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Marcel T

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#12 posted 05-23-2008 11:38 PM

Wow. Simply wow! AMAZING job!

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gator9t9

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#13 posted 05-24-2008 12:06 AM

That bowl is perfect for my Cheerios and berries in the morn ….oh yes …
great job …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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gator9t9

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#14 posted 05-24-2008 12:13 AM

So Trifern ….I see on yer list of Tools and Power tools you do not have a lathe listed …..How do you do it ….All that bowl turning and not having a lathe …..I would love to know what lathe you use as i really do want to get a lathe…it has been 20 yrs since i had shavings down my shirt ….and went away sneezing at the Goncalo Alves dust …The Oneway looks really great ….but then David Marks Oliver lathe is the one i really want ,...
thanks …really nice bowls ..you are a very very good turner …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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Woodhacker

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#15 posted 05-24-2008 01:32 AM

Joe, yet another great turning. That wood combination looks really cool! Great design too!

I use purpleheart occasionally in my boxmaking and I’ve always thought it seems fairly brittle. I’ve made a few pens with it and noticed the same thing you mention about turning to dust.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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