spalted sugar maple vase

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 2232 days ago 886 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a vase in the process of being turned. The wood is spalted sugar maple. This piece had a lot of viening in it, but unfortunately it also had some very soft punky parts. The first photo shows the piece on the lathe with a matching unturned piece sitting next to it. Second photo shows the vase 75% complete. The third photo shows the first coat of danish oil. The vase was sanded all the way up to 400 grit before the finish went on. I will put 8-10 coats of danish oil sanding in between coats with 0000 steel wool. When I am happy with the finish I will apply minwax satin sealer and buff it with the beall system. Photos of the finished project will be posted when I am done.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 2232 days ago

Jeff I like the vase but I really like seeing the process. I recieved an old lathe about 2 months ago and have yet to be able to turn anything but can’t wait to start turning so again thanks for the progess pics

-- F.Little

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#2 posted 2232 days ago

Beautiful wood. Looking forward to the finished piece.

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

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#3 posted 2232 days ago

Looking good Jeff. I see you have the Nova chuck, excellent accessory.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 2227 days ago

wow that will be beautiful!

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#5 posted 2071 days ago

Did you ever finish it ? Nov.18th ‘08

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

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#6 posted 2009 days ago

Beall system? im intrigued please enlighten me sir

-- mwm! Before you criticise walk a mile in their shoes, and when you do criticise you will be a mile away and have their shoes!

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