Walnut Candy Jar

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Project by Woodbridge posted 12-29-2011 05:44 PM 1565 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my last turning for this week. I have tucked my lathe away into its spot for the next little while. This is the last walnut blank that I had ready and it turned into a little lidded jar. It is about 4.5 inches high and about 6 inches in diameter. One this piece, one my learnings was to try and turn a few beads (without catching the chisel and doing significant damage – which is what usually happens when I have attempted to turn a bead.) It is sanded down to 400 grit and has some walnut oil and beeswax for a finish. When I had completed the jar I dropped the lid as I was going down the stairs and it broke into four pieces. Back into the shop for an unplanned glue-up. You can notice the cracks in picture 2. In a few days I will start my next chair, which will be my interpretation of a Tanzanian Throne Chair. I am building it for an African relief organization’s charity auction.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#1 posted 12-29-2011 05:50 PM

I like this candy Jar very nice work.

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 05:51 PM

Thanks so much for all your comments on my work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 01-31-2012 01:17 AM

Great looking candy jar. Interesting design. To bad about the broken lid, but it looks like it went back together pretty good.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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