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Project by teenagewoodworker posted 11-02-2008 04:40 AM 2469 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone, my entry for the make a Halloween decoration contest is this pumpkin i made. it is a segmented turning made out of paduak. this is my first segmented turning so i think it came out pretty good. it took 15 sheets of sandpaper and a lot of hard work to do this so i now have some tools to add to my Christmas list. the main one being a disc sander. the main thing i had trouble with was sanding the eyes, nose and mouth. but overall it come out alright. the finish is arm-r-seal. hope everyone likes it!

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#1 posted 11-02-2008 04:48 AM

this is really cool! great job.. and it wont go fowl on you after being outside for a few days!!

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#2 posted 11-02-2008 04:50 AM

great job! at least you’re all set for next (and every) year.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 11-02-2008 04:51 AM

Turned out great…thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 11-02-2008 04:53 AM

David, so true! lol

now i don’t have to worry about it falling off my porch, forgetting about it, and coming back in a few days to be unpleasantly surprised! true story :)

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#5 posted 11-02-2008 06:14 AM

Very nice job.

What did you do with the seeds?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 11-02-2008 06:28 AM

well i saved the seeds. i am hoping to grow some paduak in my back yard next year to make another pumpkin :)

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#7 posted 11-02-2008 06:30 AM

cool … has a nice look to it. ...

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 11-02-2008 07:00 AM

Sweet! Great job, Dennis.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#9 posted 11-02-2008 07:10 AM

This is really nice. I am just wondering,where do you get wood like that? I have seen it in a particular place that I go to, but not in a million years would I be able to afford something like this. That sounds nosy, but I don’t mean it to. I am just wondering if there are places you can go to get such beautiful wood as this without having to hock your house! Yes I am serious!
Thanks. I love this!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#10 posted 11-02-2008 11:42 AM


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#11 posted 11-02-2008 12:12 PM

nice job if it was up to me i would set this as the winner

-- A. Molloy

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#12 posted 11-02-2008 12:30 PM

Pretty cool pumkin taww. You did a very good job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 11-02-2008 01:54 PM

Allision, i go to a local specialty hardwoods dealer to get my wood. this paduak isn’t really that expensive. its only around 6 dollars a bf. this came out of a board that was 10” wide by 9 feet long and it only cost about 40 dollars. nice wood too. i love my local specialty hardwoods dealer. they have every wood under the sun. even Brazilian monkey wood :)

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#14 posted 11-02-2008 02:49 PM

Very nice job Denis. You must have done a good job with your sled because your joints look perfect. How big is this piece? Can’t wait to see what you do next.

-- Mike

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#15 posted 11-02-2008 04:30 PM

Nice job!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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