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New lidded box

I turned this lidded box today. I was cleaning up the shop and figured I might as well make something before the year was up.
The body and lid are from a piece of rosewood I had. The finial is from a piece of tiger maple. It's about 6" tall and just under 4" in diameter.
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post #2 of 16 Old 12-31-2009, 09:11 PM
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WOW,beautifull piece Mike,great way to end the year Happy New Year to you.

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hey mike,
great work! seems like every time i log on i see something nice you have done. what are you using for finish? i am mostly using lacquer but wondering if there are better options..
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Nice Mike. Everything looks very clean and a great looking finish.
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Here is one woodworker who has resisted the turning urge forever. And, pictures of your work doesn't help.
Very, very nice!
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looks nice and clean

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Great piece Mike. I love the wood contrast and the finish. Have you got any shots with the lid off so we can see the inside cutting as well? It looks like the top of a pepper mill. I'm thinking that it would be a nice container to keep extra peppercorns for one of your pepper mills. Great work (again)
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Thanks guys,
Sean,
The finish lacquer followed by buffing on the beale 3 wheel setup.

Ken,
I'll take a couple more pics and post them. It would make a good peppercorn holder. Hadn't thought of that.

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How could you resist the turning urge? I have more fun and relaxation from the lathe than any other tool in my shop. It is addicting however.

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very nice mike

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Ken,
Here's the pics you requested. I took your advice. Check out the last pic.
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Great work Mike. That wood is gorgeous and your finish job is first class. What a cool project.
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Mike that is really nice. Ken gave you a great idea. It may sound weird but I always admire how you finish the bottom of your pieces too. Very clean and detailed looking. Nicely done.

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Very nice work Mike. Nice finish.
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John,
I learned that shortly after joining our woodturning club a few years ago. I noticed the first thing everybody does when they look at piece on the show and tell table is to pick it up and turn it over. They are looking to see who made it. If you don't finish the bottom nicely, you catch holy heck from some of the old timers. All in good fun, but also a good lesson learned.
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It may sound weird but I always admire how you finish the bottom of your pieces too. Very clean and detailed looking. Nicely done.

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