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post #1 of 7 Old 01-18-2011, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Fun project from the past

I came across this piece I turned a few years ago as a turning club competition. The theme of the contest was to turn a piece out of domestic wood(s) that would fit in a one cup measuring cup. And if you check your wife's measuring cups, you will find that one cup cups come in different sizes, so you have a little leeway when choosing. The outer lidded box is cherry. The inside box is poplar, and the top in the inside of it is tiger maple. I named it 'top secret' and entered it. I didn't win that month, but it was a fun project and a good way to use up your scraps.
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-18-2011, 09:25 PM
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really nice
I have poplar everywhere in my house
(walls, ceilings) so i have been wanting to turn some
you have inspired me
thanks
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I The theme of the contest was to turn a piece out of domestic wood(s) that would fit in a one cup measuring cup.
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That's really nice Mike, I really didn't pick up on the one cup thing until I got to the last picture. Wow that's cool.

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post #4 of 7 Old 01-19-2011, 01:26 AM
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Beautiful project Mike. The wood looks fantastic. Very interesting colors and grains. I love the one with the sapwood, heartwood split. Awesome!
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Very nice Mike. Looks like a good idea for a future project.Thanks for the post.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-26-2011, 07:26 AM
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Awesome idea and a great looking project. Even back then, you were doing some great stuff.

There is a very fine line between a "hobby" and a "mental illness"
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Man, that is neat!

I'm just chomping on the bit to be able to turn a small lidded box like that.

That is currently WAY beyond my skillset.

I truly love seeing your (and others!) work.

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...ever notice how "I'm sorry" and "I apologize" mean the same thing, unless you are at a funeral..?
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