Melting pot, melting bowl

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Project by bigogre posted 193 days ago 4077 views 38 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two turnings were made in the same process as my last post. The vase is roughly 9×9 and the bowl is roughly 9×8. I have been having fun turning these… they are a serious break from the norm.

I laid out how I did this in my last post, and used pretty much the same process this time. Woods used are just about every species in my arsenal, and also a couple pieces of plywood for good measure. I will not use plywood again… the glue used in the ply is not strong enough to withstand the abuses of this project.

Finished with wipe on poly, then buffed and waxed.

As a side note, I really want to do one of these in wenge and bloodwood, with a maple veneer separating them. It will take roughly six board feet of each specie, and that is too big a dent on a winter budget for me to pull off. Maybe after the next show.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 193 days ago

Those are really nice…Pieces of Art I would say

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 193 days ago

Wow, this a realy cool technique you have invented

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#3 posted 193 days ago

Really cool, fantastic artistic turning! Thanks for posting.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#4 posted 193 days ago

My brain is also melting. That is too cool.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#5 posted 193 days ago

Very cool, you should do a video.

-- 2014 will be a different least for me it will.

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-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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#7 posted 193 days ago

This is super! Good job. The contrasting wood and the wavy sides go great together. Keep ‘em coming!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#8 posted 193 days ago

You did a great job on this one, very nice :)

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

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#9 posted 193 days ago

Those are really outstanding!!!

-- Gary, Florida.

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#10 posted 193 days ago

very, very cool

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#11 posted 193 days ago

Once again, your skills and imagination are second to none.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#12 posted 193 days ago

Dang, those are even more amazing than your boxes! (and that’s sayin a lot!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 193 days ago

Very nice you should do a blog on this.

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#14 posted 193 days ago

Very nice!

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#15 posted 193 days ago


-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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