Maple Vase

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Project by DocK16 posted 09-10-2008 05:16 AM 1410 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had this small chunk of maple laying around under the lathe for a couple months and last night I decided to chuch it up and see what “turned” out while listening to Monday night football on the shop radio. Turned out to have some pretty grain under the rought lumber. Finished with tung oil and Beale polishing system.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#1 posted 09-10-2008 06:14 AM

Looks great Doc! What hollow form tool do you favor?

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

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#2 posted 09-10-2008 02:48 PM


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

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#3 posted 09-11-2008 12:01 AM

Nice vase Dock. The wood has some beautiful grain. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#4 posted 09-11-2008 12:38 AM

another nice one. I like it.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 09-11-2008 02:49 AM

Sorry Doug no hollowing tool, a 3/4 inch fluted drill bit in a chuch on the tailstock makes a nice hole for dried weeds.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#6 posted 11-21-2008 05:26 AM

Beautiful grain. Is that big leaf maple? I’m going to have to try using the tung oil on the lathe. I’ve used it as a finish on furniture before and liked the result. Do you have any finishing tips for a beginner like me? I’ve only used Crystal Coat friction polish or mineral oil on my turnings. I don’t care for the mineral oil as it didn’t retain the shine and made the wood look washed out.

-- Christina, British Columbia, Canada

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