1st post "a gift for my wife on our 16th"

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Project by Thewoodman2000 posted 01-08-2014 10:20 PM 1416 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project post!!! I have been a member for a year now. Just been watching for the time. All of the work that is posted on this site is GREAT. I hope I can some how fit in. ;)

This is the first winged box / bowl I had ever made. After I was done I still had all my fingers and the Lathe was still like new. I made this as a gift to my lovely bride of 16 years. I couldn’t afford to put 16 diamonds in it so I placed 16 Sorosky crystals inside instead.
The winged bowl is made of Claro Walnut and the lid is made of hardrock white Maple and the finial is Ipe’.
The bowl is about 4” wide X 10” long and stands about 4” tall.
Note on the Ipe’ – glues do not work on this wood. So to “glue” the finial in place I scored the bottom of the finial with a dremel tool and used hot glue on the “odd shape” to keep it attached to the main part of the lid. Always wear dust protection when using Ipe’.

Let me know what you all think! I will add more pics when I can get them on here.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#1 posted 01-08-2014 10:49 PM

Whole bunch of firsts here thewoodman2000!! And well done at that. Please do add more pics! Happy anniversary to you both! What did you finish it with? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 01-08-2014 11:25 PM

Great job for so many firsts! Glad you decided to jump in—it’s a never ending learning experience, so enjoy the trip!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 01-08-2014 11:37 PM

Very nice

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#4 posted 01-09-2014 01:09 AM

Really cool.

Hope we see more posts

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 01-09-2014 02:10 AM

congratulations on your anniversary. The work is excellent. Thank you for sharing

-- "just be yourself, everyone else is taken"....Oscar Wilde

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#6 posted 01-09-2014 05:42 PM

Thank you to all of you for the kind comments. The bowl is finished with rattle can lacquer. It was fun to make and I like the “danger” part of this kind of turning. Keeps you on your toes making sure you respect the machine and the process.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#7 posted 01-13-2014 05:39 PM

Lovely gift, like the unique shape and attractive wood mix. I’m sure your wife loves it. Great turning!

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