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Project by mjrausch posted 06-05-2013 12:02 AM 782 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know this is not wood, but i turned it on my lathe. this is Dendrite Talc.

-- mjrausch





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BobWemm

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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????

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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mjrausch

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#2 posted 06-05-2013 01:16 AM

hot melt glued it to a faceplate

-- mjrausch

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Achiko

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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.

Chuck

-- Chuck, Cottage Grove, Oregon -- http://www.alibiforignorance.blogspot.com

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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?

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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mjrausch

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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.

-- mjrausch

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Bob Collins

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#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.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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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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