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Project by TheDane posted 362 days ago 694 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project started out to be a much larger (11”) bowl, but wound up as a 7” lidded box. The vessel is ash and is 7” in diameter and about 2 3/8” deep …the lid is walnut and is 5 1/4” in diameter and about 2 3/4” high at the tip of the finial.

It is finished with a couple of coats of Mahoney’s Walnut Oil … in a few days, I will buff it out using the Beall Buffing System.

This project was a little bit of an adventure … here’s a short blog item on it with a few pictures: http://lumberjocks.com/TheDane/blog/37027

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 362 days ago

Nice piece,Gerry!!.
I don’t plan to grow up either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 362 days ago

COOL box!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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mpmitche

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#3 posted 362 days ago

Very nice! The color in that ash is incredible, did you stain or dye it?

-- Mike, Western New York

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 362 days ago

Beautiful lidded box Gerry..well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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TheDane

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#5 posted 362 days ago

Mike … Nope, no stain or dye. Just letting the wood speak for itself.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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peteg

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#6 posted 362 days ago

Nice timber combo Gerry, well done
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 362 days ago

They are both beautiful , but that lid is in a different class / style from the base unit. All of those nice curves and that awesome finial should have an equally stunning base to reside upon : ) Just my opinion , is all, Gerry : ) Added to my favorites.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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tomd

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#8 posted 362 days ago

Very nice piece, excellent turning.

-- Tom D

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Gary

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#9 posted 361 days ago

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 361 days ago

Gorgeous piece, Gerry!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 358 days ago

Looks fantastic, great wood combo, the dark finial compliments the beauty of the ash. They look perfect together, great job!

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#12 posted 358 days ago

Gorgeous piece. That Walnut finial is very elegant and fragile looking. I would be sweating bullets turning that. It really compliments the ash perfectly.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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TheDane

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#13 posted 358 days ago

Drew—I found the key to turning finials (for me anyway) is use of a collet chuck. It gives a firm hold on the tenon, and really reduces waste. I turn them at high speed (4000rpm) and work between centers until I’m ready to part off the tip.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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