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Thread: Abrosia maple with Walnut foot

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Tampa & NC

    Abrosia maple with Walnut foot

    This is another Ambrosia maple,but I got a little thin on the bottom an no way was this goin near the fire pit.Soooooo I just went on thru the botom and made this ft. Oil finish beal buffed and carnuba wax.I had it spinnin at 2600 RPMs when I melted the wax in,But I did have a revolving tail center with a pad on it up against the inside.All coments appreciated. It measures about 15 X9".
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    Last edited by Ken Ward; 09-07-2009 at 02:44 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    yup ken thats nor firewood at all
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Well Ken don't feel bad. That bowl is not firewood for sure. Great looking piece. I did the same thing today. I was so angry at myself because I knew better. Just one last cut to smooth things out. Yea you guessed it right thru the bottom. I squared the bottom, glued a piece of cherry on and will finish turning tomorrow.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Nice save, Ken. I'm usually not real fond of plugged bowl bottoms, but with such sweet wood, and that large size, I can see why you weren't willing to just toss this one.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  5. #5
    That's a beauty Ken! A whopper too! I can see that as a center piece for a special occasion, or fruit bowl, or something!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Central Illinois
    Great use of Artistic creativity I've seen in a long time. There are no mistakes in the turning world, if you can change the design (save it).

    Well done.

    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Real beauty there.
    Methinks the 'rules' are only for us nit-pickers.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Ken really nice piece.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Tampa & NC

    Ambrosia Maple with Walnut foot

    Thanks for all the kinds words,but truth is they just about gotta blow up before they go to the fire pit.

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