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Project by John Choponis posted 06-08-2013 10:40 PM 1830 views 14 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Platter made of Black Walnuts, use ground coffee mixed with epoxy as the filler.


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#1 posted 06-08-2013 10:43 PM

VERY cool!

I bet your shop smelled TERRIFIC when you turned this one!

Thanks for sharing this unique piece of art.


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#2 posted 06-08-2013 10:44 PM


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#3 posted 06-09-2013 12:04 AM

Wow. Not only is this a great piece, but I can’t imagine how you ever thought of such an idea.

-- At least in the Navy no one ever told me to put the seat down.....

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#4 posted 06-09-2013 12:07 AM

What a great idea…..looks really really good.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 06-09-2013 12:30 AM

This is really an eye opener.

I have made things out of walnut shells but not this outstanding!

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#6 posted 06-09-2013 12:58 AM

I love black walnuts! What a great way to show them off! Well done and very creative!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 06-09-2013 01:01 AM

Hey John what are you using for epoxy. How did it turn.
Nice piece

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#8 posted 06-09-2013 01:53 AM

That’s pretty cool.


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#9 posted 06-09-2013 02:17 AM

wow that’s is very neat. A real interesting idea. Is it decaf?

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#10 posted 06-09-2013 05:21 AM

Exceptional idea and lathe-manship. I’m fascinated and grossed out at the same time. I don’t know why exactly but it gives me the heeby-jeebies.


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#11 posted 06-09-2013 12:53 PM

This is beautiful. It’s definitely an eye catcher. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 06-09-2013 03:30 PM

Quite interesting

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#13 posted 06-10-2013 01:31 AM

Thanks, for all of the positive comments! Yes the shop smelled great while working with this.

Ron – I used clear two part 5 min epoxy. Turned ok, dulls the tools very quick.

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#14 posted 06-20-2013 01:26 PM

That’s awesome John! I had to study it for a while to just to absorb all of the details presented by the walnuts. That is a very unique piece, thanks for sharing.


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