Journey into Woodturning #69: Failure to Success

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 08-03-2021 03:56 PM 690 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This candy dish project was a failed success! LOL

The wood I used to start this project was Black Palm. I don’t know if you ever had a chance to work with it, but it’s not easy. Obviously above my skill set. So I switched to another wood, again realized this new wood might be a problem I switched again. I ended up selecting Black Walnut.

I think I was a little off center with the worm screw and took a little more off the side then was originally planned. I say this because when I measured, I thought I had or would have “just enough” for a recessed lips for the glass lid to fit in. That was not to be the case in the end. I had to create a lip for the bowl to recess into the glass lid.

Black Walnut is such a pretty wood to work with. It cuts clean and the grain structure can be very mesmerizing. The chatoyance of the side grain produces a golden shine that is a great contrast to the dark wood.

It looks like a goblet without the lid, but is intended to be a candy dish. It could be a jewelry box too. Then again, I see no reason you couldn’t put a drink it and cover it with the glass to keep the bugs out. I finished it with Acks wood paste, which is food safe, so yeah.

Here’s this weeks video: Candy Dish

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