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    Confetti Lamps

    A couple confetti lamps I turned this weekend for Christmas gifts. First is a piece of cherry I bought on e-bay about 8 years ago that's been sitting in the shop. Has some gorgeous figure and some inclusions. I tried my new Sorby easy beader LOML bought me as an early Christmas gift. All in all I am pleased with it. Sorry but my lack of photography skills does not do the piece justice.

    Second is a cocobolo block I got at Woodcraft a few months ago. I like working the cocobolo, works easy, sands to a fine glossy finish, and finishes nicely.

    Both are finished with one coat of pure tongue oil, then the three step Beall Buff process.
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    Last edited by Tony Falotico; 12-25-2007 at 04:39 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Nice work Tony! Really like the color and smooth line of the cocobolo!
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    Those are really great Tony!

    Love them both!
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    Both of them are great Tony. Well done. I like them both. I did 4 of them and they sold within hours of putting them at the store.
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    Very nicely done, Tony. I'll bet they are (or were) very well received. Cherry burl and cocobolo are two of my favorites. I have a few kits, but didn't get around to turning any confetti lamps this year.
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    Lovely, Tony!
    I especially like the cocobolo although both are very nice.

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    I'm sure who ever receives those lamps for gifts will be very pleased. I like the cocobolo one, great finish.
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    Very attractive. Why are they called confetti lamps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Why are they called confetti lamps?
    Frank, I have no earthly idea, that's what Craft Supply (and other suppliers) sells 'em as and what everybody calls 'em !!

    Tony, BCE '75

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