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Project by MABFwTx posted 05-16-2013 07:13 AM 608 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just retired and have the time to experiment with wood types (which I now have the time to find locally) and finishing. Epoxy, CA glue, Polycryl and wood fillers for cracks, punky areas and voids. I am looking for affordable alternatives to the Polycryl such as DOW’s carbowax (which I have not found locally yet.) Any guidance is appreciated. The woods are Red Oak, Silver Maple, and Walnut. They are all polished and finished with Carnauba Wax.





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 05-16-2013 08:30 AM

Welcome to the Retirement life…where you will be lucky to find any free time of your own. But really, if I had known how much fun be retired is, I would have started years before. Very nice looking bowls.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 05-16-2013 12:25 PM

Good job on the turnings. The red oak is really cool. Its great to be able to enjoy retirement.

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

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 05-16-2013 01:12 PM

These are both very nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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luv2learn

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#4 posted 05-16-2013 03:10 PM

Super job buddy. Was that walnut from the piece you showed me? You certainly picked some wood with great character. You should be able to pick up some pecan locally without much trouble. If you find a stash send me some :). As far as finish, you are already ahead of me with your experimenting.

I am looking forward to more of your projects.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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MABFwTx

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#5 posted 05-16-2013 03:34 PM

Thanks to all.
lov2learn, it is enjoyable finding the local wood. The Walnut is from a root that was with the stump you saw. Getting close to start on one of the big pieces. I have some pecan and it makes great rolling pins, it just does not show the grain patterns like these. You want the wood or the pecans?

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luv2learn

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#6 posted 05-16-2013 03:51 PM

Both :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 05-16-2013 04:31 PM

Ain’t retirement GREAT!!!! I only wish I could have done it 40 years ago :-). Good looking bowls, I wish I could gather some wood locally – other than buying it at the Lumber store.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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