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Project by trifern posted 2070 days ago 1307 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is turned from bloodwood. How ironic. I turned a small tenon to clamp onto so I could reverse chuck and do a really nice foot as the last step. I was using the wrong tool, in the wrong place, while standing in the wrong place, while not wearing my face shield. I had a nasty catch, the tenon snapped and threw the bowl spinning at 1300 rpm into my face. It hit me in the nose. I suffered a pretty nasty cut but was fortunate not to break my nose or have any serious injuries. What a minute, didn’t I just write a forum on always wearing a face shield while turning? Practice what you preach or suffer the consequences. Anyway, hence the name – Blood Brother. It was finished with Seal-A-Cell and wipe-on poly. Note to self; wear a face shield.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.





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brianinpa

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#1 posted 2070 days ago

This one looks great: I hope the color isn’t the blood from your nose. Hind sight is always 20/20, skin heals, and blood clots.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Grumpy

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#2 posted 2070 days ago

Naughty boy Trifern. You know the old story “once bitten twice shy”, what happened to you?. Will have to send you down here for some serious counselling. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 2070 days ago

“WOW” that bloodwood looks great. Your a pro on the lathe. How many pieces do you turn in a months time.
As many pieces that I’ve seen that you have turn. You could right your own book. Keep up the exellent work.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Callum Kendall

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#4 posted 2070 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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Maddhatter

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#5 posted 2070 days ago

Trifern, sorry to hear about the spin-off. Brianinpa, said it all.

The grain pattern is amazing, was it developed through the glue up or was the piece tooled from a block?

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 2070 days ago

WOW is an understatement on this project , but that is exactly what I said when I saw it ….Thank God you’re alright Trifern : ) Lesson learned and thank you for the face shield warnings : ) The turning and the finish are awesome !

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 2070 days ago

Talk about “bloodwood”!

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

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Bob #2

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#8 posted 2070 days ago

Now that’s pretty vessel!

keep up the great work.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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john

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#9 posted 2070 days ago

Beautiful work !! , the color is outstanding

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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trifern

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#10 posted 2070 days ago

Maddhatter, this was turn from a single block of wood.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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sIKE

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#11 posted 2070 days ago

She is both a beut and brute…the grain is stunning!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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scopemonkey

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#12 posted 2070 days ago

Your work is amazing and inspiring. Thanks for the safety reminder. Rapidly spinning hunks of hard wood still scares me about as much as spinning sharpened plates of metal.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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Douglas Bordner

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#13 posted 2070 days ago

When in a fight with a bloodwood bowl, never lead with your nose. Sorry it hit you, but glad it didn’t shatter or get bunged up. It’s a true beauty.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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miles125

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#14 posted 2070 days ago

Looks like you’re finely tuning your wood turning skills. Great looking stuff coming from ya!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Bigbuck

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#15 posted 2070 days ago

Very nice, glad to hear your wern’t seriously injured.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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