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Project by GenuineGeek posted 02-19-2013 01:04 AM 769 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned two small things from some very orange zebrawood today.
The first is a bow of sorts. It is just over 5 inches across and about 2 inches tall. It took two 1 inch boards glued together to create the blank that I started from. I added some rings inside on the bottom – not sure why, I just felt like it.
The second started as a 1inch think 4.5inch square. I turned it to keep the square shape.
Both were finished with OB Shine Juice. See info here: http://eddiecastelin.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/shinejuice.54184110.pdf

These were test runs with this wood as it was the first time that I worked with it. I plan to make a platter from it and a fruit bowl from the rest of this wood in the near future.

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.





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Scott Oldre

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 01:32 AM

I like that you did the rings, because you just felt like it. I’ll bet you’d find over 75% of us do things on the lathe and any given moment do something that makes us pause for a second, but we just go ahead and do it, cuz we wanna see what it would look like. Don’t stopvdoing things when you feel like it. Sometimes it’s instant art, other times, instant regret, but do it all the same. Love the small square, very nice.

Scott

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 01:38 AM

Thanks Scott!

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 03:56 PM

Well done, tell us about this OB Shine Juice. Never heard of it…

-- Syd Sellers Old woodturners never die, they just keep chipping away! http://www.rocky-roost-woodturnings.com

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 04:43 PM

About OB Shine Juice: first, follow that link that I posted in the original post and read the pdf, it explains it clearly and simply. In very brief: Cap’n Eddie’s Recipe for OB Shine Juice: 1/3 BLO, 1/3 DNA, and 1/3 Shellac

It came from Cap’n Eddie Castelin (Big Guy Productions). His website: http://www.eddiecastelin.com/ Go to You tube and search Cap’n Eddie and watch his many videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/capneddie

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 06:42 PM

I particularly like your little square dish. Is the future platter going to be square, or round?

I am going to have to make up some Shine Juice and give it a try since I have those 3-ingredients laying around anyway.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 07:13 PM

I plan to make a square platter, about 10 or 11 inches square. If the corners break during turning it will end up as a round platter. That’s not a flaw – it’s a design change :)

If the shellac has a wax component as part of it then that would be the final liquid product to put on. If the shellac you have does not have wax then you can put just about anything on top of it, like a lacquer or something – if you don’t like the way the OB Shine Juice finishes. Print our the pdf and follow the steps for application if you want the best outcome.
I have only used it on hard hardwoods so far. Your mileage may vary.

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 07:17 PM

Thanks for more detail on the Shine Juice. I have Seal Coat Dewaxed Shellac on-hand.

Looking forward to seeing your larger platter, whatever shape it decides it wants to be.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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