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Pickelhaube Box

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Project by bake posted 05-09-2013 05:29 AM 1021 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pickelhaube Box, with a claro walnut bowl, a cocobolo lid and an ebony finial.
A Pickelhaube is the spiked helmet worn by the German army in WWI. A friend thought that was what it looked like.
It is about the size of a teacup.
The bowl has a neat bark inclusion about the size of a quarter.
Finish on the walnut bowl is wipe on poly. I could not get the poly to dry on the cocobolo so the finish is just wax.
The walnut was leftover from my previous project, “Gunstock Bowl”. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/79180

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.





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ldl

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#1 posted 05-09-2013 01:47 PM

Nice lookin bowl. The diff woods compliment each other. The finial set it off.

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

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Sanding2day

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#2 posted 05-09-2013 01:51 PM

Nice work… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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murch

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#3 posted 05-09-2013 02:34 PM

Very nice bowl. i like the grain pattern on the different pieces.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 05-09-2013 02:48 PM

beautiful, the combination of woods, the interesting grain pattern and inclusion on the wood and finial all add up to a great looking turned box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (peter.marcucci@rogers.com)

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Spoontaneous

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#5 posted 05-09-2013 06:18 PM

Really nice box. I learned a new word…. but don’t know how to pronounce it.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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BenR

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#6 posted 05-09-2013 07:43 PM

I normally don’t look at turned projects, but this one cacght my eye. The lid and the finial are especially beautiful. Great work.

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 05-09-2013 08:17 PM

Really a great looking bowl. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Belg1960

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#8 posted 05-09-2013 09:05 PM

Love the flowing lines and the finish. The woods all work together really well.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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branch

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#9 posted 05-09-2013 09:07 PM

hi beautiful piece great finish and a nice piece of turning

branch

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bobasaurus

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#10 posted 05-09-2013 11:33 PM

Excellent work… I really like the form of this box. Making me want to make one myself.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#11 posted 05-10-2013 12:50 AM

Great job…its beautiful!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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deon

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#12 posted 05-10-2013 10:28 AM

Very elegant!

-- Dreaming patterns

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 05-10-2013 01:10 PM

You do a fine job of turning on these. They are beautiful and I love the finish and wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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