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Project by Mark Wilson posted 07-12-2015 08:47 PM 837 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Miniature Urn. It’s about 2-1/2” tall. Why a miniature Urn? asks the wondering visitor. Because I was sharpening my tools, saith the Woodsmith, and needed to find out just how sharp they were getting. Sharp enough to make a Miniature Urn – or, Lidded Jar/Pot, if you will -... The proof being, that – the edge around the cap? – you could cut your bad self on it. And, you may notice, there are no chips around that edge. It started as a little 3”x1” piece of Hickory that I would turn around and check my sharpening progress on. It began to get pretty. So pretty, in point of fact, that I decided to make a top for it. That was a bit of Olive cut off.
If you’ll look really close at photo 1, you may see just the shadow of a face. At least I do. I just noticed it, while loading it here. It escaped me in the editing. Weird, huh? Even humble Hickory can contain a surprise. (I foundananchor chain in a piece of Wenge once.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 07-12-2015 10:13 PM

Nice little urn! Nice photo’s, too.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-12-2015 11:31 PM

Picture #3 tells the whole tale of this piece. Also have to agree with Lew, photo’s are great.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#3 posted 07-12-2015 11:55 PM

Nice piece of turning Mark.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 07-13-2015 01:55 AM

Thank you all. I do think I’ve more or less mastered the photography of it all. Thanks

Ships are safe in harbor. But that’s not what ships are for.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 07-13-2015 01:56 AM

Love the “Ghost”.
Great little piece.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 07-14-2015 05:11 AM

It’s a ghost? I thought it looked like a snowman. Thanks, Bob. I like it, too.

-- Mark

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