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    I turned a 'sumpin'...

    As many of you know, I'm still trying to figger out which end of some of these here turning tools to hold! I'm very well entrenched in "flat world" but occasionally take a short break to re-focus for a while.

    Anyway, I had seen something similar to the 'thingie' in the photos while LOML and I were on a getaway weekend a couple of weeks ago. She didn't get to see the item I saw because it was in the men's room at an 'antique' store.

    A few days ago, I walked out to the firewood stand and grabbed a hunk of wood a little less than 3" across and about 18" long. I cut the ends a little flatter and stuck it on my lathe to see what would happen. After going back to it for a few minutes several times over a couple of days, this is what happened.



    It looks a little better like this:


    Final size is 2.75" wide at the base and 8.5" tall. I sprayed a couple of coats of shellac over the whole piece, then put several more on the bare wood portion.
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    Thats a good lookn NE Thingie...
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    Very artistic weed pot.
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    I like it a lot Bill.
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    First pic I thought to myself "what in the world is that?" THEN the second pic made it all make sense to me. NOW that is cool, I like the thingie

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    That's pretty cool.
    Now I know what a weed pot is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    That's pretty cool.
    Now I know what a weed pot is.
    Thanks, Bob.

    The first time I heard the term "weed pot" I thought it seemed a bit redundant!
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    .,.,.,
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    That's a fine-looking weed pot there Bill. Looks like you're starting to get things figured out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That's a fine-looking weed pot there Bill. Looks like you're starting to get things figured out.
    Thanks, Vaughn!

    I haven't been sucked into the vortex, yet! (...or have I?)
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