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Project by cosmicturner posted 589 days ago 1790 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

natural edge log has been hollowed out and the sides were partially turned and sanded the wall thickness varies do to natural variation in logs but 0.2 to 0.5” height 6” hollow depth 5.5” diameter 6”... Hope this keeps me out of hot water on giving all dimension….and there has been hot glue used to help keep some of the bark attached not sure if that is cheating….but it worked
The pith of the tree remains without checking or cracking…
Natural art…Hope you like it Tony

-- Cosmicturner





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 589 days ago

Wonderful turning,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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NonnoTony48

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#2 posted 589 days ago

Nooooo I don’t think it’s cheating using hot Glue, if it does the job.

I like it as well. Congrats.

Cheers Tony.

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lew

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#3 posted 589 days ago

Nice!

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

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 589 days ago

I like it. I have glued bark back on before. Just gotta do it sometimes.

-- 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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deon

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#5 posted 589 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 589 days ago

If I’m the Tony your asking it’s a Go for me! I like it! It’s unique and I like how you can see the wood then the bark and it reminds me of an old treasure Map. Every angle has a different view. It don’t matter what glue you use most projects have some kind of glue holding everything together. Even if it’s dovetails or box joints. I’ve used hot glue many times. It’s great stuff when you need that type of bond!
Now let’s have toast ! Nice Job Jeffrey!

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

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stefang

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#7 posted 589 days ago

Nice and rustic. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 589 days ago

Very cool!

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

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Karson

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#9 posted 589 days ago

Great turning. It’s nice to see that you got it centered so well.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 588 days ago

I’ve thought of turning something with the grain oriented this way. How did you hold it on the lathe ? I guess one way would be to bolt a face plate to the base and then cut off the part with the bolt holes afterwards . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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cosmicturner

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#11 posted 588 days ago

Waste wood block with layer of brown paper bag then glued to the bottom, screw faceplate into waste wood, turn…use a wide sharp chisel and give the glue joint a wrack with a mallet and they should split at paper joint…

-- Cosmicturner

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