50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #7: 99% assembly, 1% turning

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Blog entry by mnguy posted 03-14-2019 09:06 PM 228 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided to reduce the size of the tripping hazard of offcuts in the shop and make this project. Sometimes, just running things through the table saw is very therapeutic. I had intended it to be a pencil cup for a friend who recently started doing freelance furniture design (why someone who designs almost entirely on his computer needs a pencil cup, i can’t say :) ), but I missed his last day at our company and then it got a bit big for a pencil cup. One thing about a smaller item, I was able to get down to almost zero tear out and achieved a pretty nice finish.

Shellawax over sapele, maple, walnut, cherry, white oak and red oak.

I have a pile of strips to make 2 or 3 more of these, so I think a vase is in the future with these same woods.

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#1 posted 03-17-2019 03:43 PM

Very nice result. Why is it sitting sideways?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 03-18-2019 12:45 PM

stefang – I forgot to flip the image when I posted it – doh!

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