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Thread: Teapot stand

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon

    Teapot stand

    We have this nice little cast iron tea pot. The problem is that if it sits on the counter it tends to leave a stain and sometimes starts to rust a little. I was looking at it yesterday and though to myself "self, we need something for this to sit on.. something trivial, something with a curvet form" (I'm sure there is a word to describe the thing I'm thinking of..). So out to the shop and some ancient maple burl from my cousins burn pile and onto the lathe

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    The center is hollow so it can "breath" when its hot and shouldn't condense to bad I hope.
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    Hollowed out the underside to make it lighter and easy to pick up from the center hole.
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    Just finished with a coat of walnut oil so far. Will probably buff it out once more and put ?something? else on it (maybe just another couple coats of oil, not sure yet).

    The figure was a lot nicer than I'd anticipated or I might have saved this piece for something else, ah well what wonders hide in dusty old cut-offs.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Very cool, Ryan.
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  3. #3
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Nice looking piece Ryan.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    makes the teapot look like old iron compared to the wood under it
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Austin, Texas
    Clever design, and very nice execution.

    I suspect your oil finish regimen may be the best solution, since the teapot will at least sometimes be very hot (film finishes may not be happy about that), and at least sometimes moist or wet.
    Charlie Plesums, Austin Texas
    (Retired early to become a custom furnituremaker)
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Independence, Kentucky
    I like that , and if that's from the burn pile i would love to see the good stuff.
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    I have made several of those, they started out as bowls . Never made one on purpose....
    "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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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    Cool idea Ryan, could also double as a bundt cake holder looks good!
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Arkadelphia, Arkansas
    That's really nice Ryan! Very clever and looks great. It's always good to see something useful come out the firewood pile. Of course, this time of year, firewood itself is useful.

    I have a mind like a steel trap....
    ....rusty and illegal in 29 states.

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