Gift for Mom

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Project by RootandBranch posted 05-20-2015 04:05 PM 988 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Curly Maple candy dish with a Zebrawood (I think) knob. Saw a bunch of these blanks at Woodcraft and since I’d never turned something bigger than a 3 or 4 inch diameter, thought I’d give it a try. It was large enough to part off a piece for a lid, I gave it a shot and much to my surprise, things seemed to work out.

My mom quit smoking with cinnamon and peppermint candy and is now addicted to them. Figured this was a great way to hook her up with her fix.

-- Don, -

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#1 posted 05-20-2015 05:14 PM

Beautiful! Hope your Mom liked it!

-- "I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly" — Peter Cook

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#2 posted 05-20-2015 06:06 PM

Don, nice work. I Like your choice of wood for the bowl. It is beautiful. I think I may have made a sharper contrast with the knob. The shape is very pleasing and the project has a very practical purpose. What a loving gift.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 05-20-2015 09:05 PM

Y’know, I pondered chucking the lid back up in the lathe, cutting off the zebra and going with walnut but mom saw it, loved it and with that, there was no way I was putting a tool back on it.


-- Don, -

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#4 posted 05-21-2015 06:28 AM

Beautifully turned box, Don! What finish did you use to pop that maple curl? Congratulations to your Mom on her accomplishment! Thanks for sharing and welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 05-21-2015 06:40 AM

Don. Beautiful Lidded Box. Lovely Timber and very well turned. The finish is superb!!!!
Your Mom will love it!!!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#6 posted 05-21-2015 02:07 PM

Thanks all. Sanded down to 220, finished with polyurethane.

-- Don, -

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#7 posted 05-22-2015 01:36 AM

Wonderful job, bet it will be displayed always

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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