Candle holder/goblet

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 11-05-2013 10:38 PM 1277 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister wanted a tea light candle holder and said she wanted something different. So I looked through my stash of wood and noticed a couple of logs that I got from a tree that the city had cut down in my neighborhood.
So I threw it onto the lathe and started turning it to see what it looked like. To my amazement, it had all of this figure going on, so I just started cutting and this is what I ended up with.
I don’t really know what kind of wood this is – maple, oak? I should have picked up a leaf and looked it up.
6” high x 3” wide at the base. Kind of nice when something turns out nice unexpectedly!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#1 posted 11-05-2013 10:51 PM

G’Day “Stumpy”;
The secret is revieled and what a beautiful piece of timber you found…
Your turning and finish add to the timber; one top job, well done…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 11-06-2013 01:22 AM

Wow! That’s one beautiful piece of lumber. Nice turning.

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

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 04:24 AM

Happy Accidents and creation? Nice piece!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 09:39 PM

A really fine turning. A lil sapwood goes a long way on a turning like this. Very stunning.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 11-08-2013 04:33 PM

Wow! That wild grain patterns and colors look amazing with the finish. Great shape as well. Beautiful work!

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#6 posted 11-08-2013 05:08 PM

This turned out wonderfully and the wood id beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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