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I know this is not wood, but i turned it on my lathe. this is Dendrite Talc.
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#1 posted 06-05-2013 01:07 AM
Love it. that is a beautiful set.How did you hold it to turn????
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#2 posted 06-05-2013 01:16 AM
hot melt glued it to a faceplate
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#3 posted 06-05-2013 03:37 AM
Very, very nice. Where can I get dendritic talc? I couldn’t find a source using Google.
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#4 posted 06-05-2013 03:44 AM
Might not be wood but sure is a lovely project, nicely turned and finished. OK now what is dendritic talk?
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#5 posted 06-05-2013 10:30 AM
dendrite is a mineral. Talc is a form of soap stone. Sometimes these two form together, and you end up with dendritic talc. I had this stuff for about 8 years. I made my mom for mothers day a bowl made of this, and resent cleaning came up with these small pieces. I got it over the internet but not sure were. I learned about this from wood magizine.
#6 posted 06-05-2013 12:46 PM
Thanks mjrausch, will have a look on the net, your Mom would be proud of the bowl.
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#7 posted 06-07-2013 03:24 PM
They are great little turnings! Have very nice shapes that I’m sure Mom will love them.
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#8 posted 06-09-2013 08:13 AM
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