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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv

    Got Bored

    Didn't have time to do a bird house, But wanted to knock something out before heading back to work. I used the Ruth Niles mandrel, but wanted to keep a lot of the wood. I had this chrome stopper on the bench. It's stepped to the small base of the wood which I kinda liked. Buckeye with 4 coats of rattlecan lacquer.
    C&C encouraged!
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    great looking stoppers. I am in the process of making some myself.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Cornwall, England
    Perhaps you need to get bored more often if this is the sort of result you get from it


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Nice job, Jim. That buckeye sure is some nice wood. I prefer a smooth joint between the wood and the stopper, but you weren't making this one for me. If you're happy with it, that's all that matters.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Well by the time i got to the end of all the posts Vaughn had said exactly what was on my mind. That buckeye is such a cool wood.

    Now i know nothing about it or where you get it etc. I realize its a burl but what tree? Buckeye? Can you fill me in. I still drool over Mark Cothrens turning here. For me there has never been a better piece of turning shown. I wish i had the money to make him a offer he could not refuse for this piece.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Jim that is a looker. I really like that wood.
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