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    Yew box

    I recieved some Yew wood a few months ago and I have determined this is by far my favorite wood to work with. I just love the way the wood works and finishes. I turned this as a bowl but then started thinking of how to make it more interesting so i added a lid. The lid even thouigh from the same wood the grains were all wrong so I came up with painting the outside and finishing the inside with a wipe on poly my lovely wife suggested the ball on top with the same grain pattern to tie it all together. Like most of the things i turn the shape just came to me while I was turning it. Same with the lid. I had a few woops but will not mention it as it all worked out pretty good I think.

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    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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    That will wurk drew
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    Yew done good
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    The painted blue top and natural knob really go well with this bowl. Good design and execution!

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    Very nice job. I really like the yew you used.
    Craig Lorence

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    Actually Dennis it is satin Black.
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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    Thanks Guys it has been awhile since I have had the time to do anything on the lathe or on this site. Lots has been happening in my life and I just lost the sweetest Aunt last night to cancer.
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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    Sorry for your loss Drew..... great job on the box

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    Very nice Drew real good idea the knob and painting. I have a fascination with yew since i learnt it was the wood long bows are made of.
    Sorry to hear of your loss Feb seems to be the month for this across the board. We have had two deaths in our family this month. Seems all we get from far away lately is bad news

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    Drew, very sorry for your loss.

    Good job on the box. What did you use to paint the lid?
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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