Round Resolution

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Project by DocT posted 12-31-2009 06:12 PM 2044 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the Christmas present I made for my Dad and, hopefully, his new year’s resolution. It’s kind of corny, but my Dad is incredibly hard to shop for. I saw this idea here, on LJs, several months ago as a scrollsawn plaque and thought that it fit my Dad’s personality. I’m not sure if it’s still considered “a round tuit”, but “a spherical tuit” doesn’t have the same ring!

I didn’t have a lathe at the time (I got an old lathe at Christmas), so I carved this entirely by hand from a black walnut log. It measures about 4 inches in diameter. I intended for the wording to be entirely highlighted by the lighter sapwood, but unfortunately sanded through a great deal of it by the time I achieved a sphere. I also intended to install a small quartz clock in the flat underside, but here again I clearly wasn’t the person getting a round to it!


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#1 posted 12-31-2009 06:56 PM

All from carving-awesome job. Round or spherical who cares- it’s still cool.

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 09:59 PM

Neat idea. I’ll comment more when I get a “round tuit”.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 01-01-2010 06:37 AM

Great idea. Everyone needs one of these. Fantastic carving job. When I first saw it, thought it was turned.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 01-01-2010 08:18 AM

Glad you got a round Tuit


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