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Cracked Pot The Witch's Cauldron

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Project by ghost5 posted 171 days ago 508 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was turning whatever blanks were laying around the shop and I found this little Bradford pear laying there. I got it started but it had a couple of bad checks and as I turned it to see if I could get rid of them it started to look like a cauldron. I liked that but the checks went almost to the center of the blank that is when the cracked pot idea hit me. I used some CA to strengthen the checks then turned it to finish. I left some tear out to make it look old and used.

I think I will turn a little wand to go with it just cause I can and to continue my idea of the witch’s pot getting broken.

5 1/2” x 2” clear stain and lacquer

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com





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davidmackv

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#1 posted 171 days ago

Looks very nice and has a lot of character. I hope the crack doesn’t get any bigger for ya.

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MasterSergeant

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#2 posted 171 days ago

It looks the part, I like it!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Glen Peterson

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#3 posted 171 days ago

Dude
You’re a turning machine.
Cheers

-- Glen

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#4 posted 171 days ago

Good looking bowl – too bad that the cracks appeared. I have some Pecan that I’m afraid is going to do the same thing.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 171 days ago

I like the cracks. Gives it character. Nice work. I have a lot of pear and had a lot of the same problem. I got most of it to stop cracking by turning a little at a time, wait a few days then go back. Good luck and keep turning.

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

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ghost5

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#6 posted 171 days ago

Thanks everyone for all the comments. I don’t worry about the cracks if I did i wouldn’t turn much with what I have to work with. This blank was cracked really bad but that is why I got to make it into this. It all works out :-)

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com

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#7 posted 166 days ago

Great turning piece, it’s worth saving. The wood has pretty grains and figures. Great shape and finish as well.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 166 days ago

It’s got a nature of it’s own and I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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