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Mother's Day present for my wife

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Project by ldl posted 351 days ago 665 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Mothers Day present for my wife. This is the first time I have used a finial on a project. I used oak for the finial to give some contrast. The heading pic is the only one finished.

This was made from what I was told was Mahogany 6×6 spacers from a ship hauling steel from South America. A friend of mine gave me about 25’ of it. I was told it had to be kiln dried to be used on the ship. It turns very well. It is kinda grainy though.

The box section is made from mahogany and the finial is made from oak. It is sanded to 320 grit. The box is 4” x 4” and the finial is 3”. I finished it with salad bowl finish. Really needs a shiner finish but I don’t have any at this time.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -





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49bill

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#1 posted 351 days ago

Good job, nice looking wood, and I like the finial very nice on the turning. The wife will be proud of this for a Mothers Day gift

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 351 days ago

Looks great Dewayne! Nice little gift for the wife!

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

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#3 posted 351 days ago

Great looking project, very cool that the material has a history… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#4 posted 350 days ago

Very nice, Dewayne. I like your finial.

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#5 posted 350 days ago

I bet she will really appreciate this item

-- Norman

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ldl

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#6 posted 350 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys. This was a fun project for a very special lady.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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