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Project by Parsimonia posted 326 days ago 576 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned this from a billet of cherry that had been drying for about a year. I gave it to my neighbor as a gift as he was unloading firewood. I asked if he could find cherry or walnut, and he said he would get me some. Yeah!

I got it as thin as I dared. It’s about 3/16” at the thinnest, and about 1/4” at the bottom of the bowl. The stem is 3/4” diameter .
It’s probably 5” tall overall. I would have made the opening smaller, but I tried to get a flare at the lip. Ehh!

I just used paste wax, and I suggested he not use it to drink out of…

-- More Ideas than Time.





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Dark_Lightning

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#1 posted 326 days ago

Well now, that’s a mighty fine looking snifter. I wonder if there is a finish that stands up to cognac? You’re right, the wax might not be a good choice if sipping some fine spirits from the snifter. Proper treatment also involves heating the snifter with hot water prior to pouring in the cognac…

Anyone have any ideas? Or I’ll have to stick to glass, the next time I buy some cognac. No hurry, I buy stuff that precludes frequent purchase, and have to hide it when my sons come over. A bottle that lasts me many weeks can get snarfed in one night, with them around.

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#2 posted 326 days ago

Very nice form. Thanks for sharing

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Parsimonia

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#3 posted 326 days ago

Jack
I hide the good stuff when company comes over. Is that wrong?

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 326 days ago

That is really cool. Sure got a nice piece of cherry out of the deal.

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

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becikeja

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#5 posted 325 days ago

This looks great. But it drives the question. How could you finish this so that you could drink relaxing beverages out of it??

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 323 days ago

That sure is a beautiful surprise from firewood. Like the great shape and pretty grains.

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