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Project by peter blair posted 01-29-2013 02:44 PM 1001 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a chunk of rough Ash in my shop and because I’m presently experimenting with a router I figured it would be good for a test.

I don’t really like ash very much cause I’m not fond of the open grain but this piece may have at least started to change my mind.

My son-in-law thinks it’s pretty cool and says it looks like the sun. What do you think?

it is about 7 3/4” x 3/4” finished with several coats of Walnut oil(which seemed to darken it quite a bit). This type of turning is a little difficult to do any sort of finish that has to be sanded a lot so the oils seem to me to be the best way to go.

-- Pete

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 03:24 PM

Very very nice/

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 05:45 PM

I agree it looks great.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 06:40 PM

Nice experiment, wish I could experiment like that, most of my experiment end up in the burn pile.

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 07:24 PM

Very nice. I can well imagine that sanding would be a real pain.

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

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#6 posted 01-29-2013 10:21 PM

hi looks very nice would like to see a picture of the bottom


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#7 posted 01-29-2013 11:36 PM

Are you using Harvey’s set-up?

-- Steven

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#8 posted 01-29-2013 11:46 PM

HI all and thanks for the comments.

Steven, I am using a set up that I modelled after the early Harvey Fein set up.

Branch, here’s a shot of the back/bottom. I hope, it looks a little strange in my draft.

! !

-- Pete

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#9 posted 01-30-2013 02:45 PM

A wonderful piece of art! Like the wood and the sun shape, makes a great decorative and conversation piece.


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