A "Lidded Box" in Yew, with a Laburnum finial

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Project by TannerTurnings posted 07-07-2014 11:38 PM 1202 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my 2nd attempt at making this project, the 1st had a crack deep inside the wood & the Lid section broke while turning it. I used the bottom part as a “Pin Pot”, so the project wasn’t a total failure.

This piece stands about 4 1/2” tall, including the finial.

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!

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#1 posted 07-08-2014 12:50 AM

Beautiful turning!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-08-2014 01:23 AM

Good save. Being creative while turning is part of the deal, but also a lot of fun. Glad to see you keep an open mind.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 07-08-2014 01:54 AM

Thanks for the nice comments guys! DoubleDD, I always try to allow the wood, grain, knot paternation etc to make the decisions as to how I should turn a piece, and even WHAT I TURN from it. If someone just puts a piece of timber on the Lathe, and blindly turns what THEY want, then whoever buys or is gifted the piece that’s been made, may as well have machine made piece. I have often gone into the workshop thinking “I’m gonna make XYZ today”, and once I start turning, change my ideas. To ME, that is part of the ART involved in turning, making the nicest project you can from the wood you have.

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!

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