Cherry Dish

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Project by shimmy posted 08-18-2010 04:21 AM 1890 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been kicking and tripping over this piece of wood for a couple of years so I decided to put it on the lathe and see what happens.

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#1 posted 08-18-2010 07:57 AM

Something good happened! Lovely piece of wood. Put some candy in it!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 08-18-2010 08:00 AM

WOW! What a transformation. You can never tell how something like that will turn out. Fantastic job.

Keep it up.


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

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#3 posted 08-18-2010 10:43 AM

WOW, you turners kill me! I so want to get into this. One day soon after I finish the long list of things on the Honey Do List, that is. Very well done and great piece.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 08-18-2010 01:28 PM

Man O Man, what a dish you have made out of that old piece of wood!! Beautiful, what type of finish did you use.
Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 08-18-2010 02:39 PM

That is beautiful. I agree with Ken, you turners amaze me.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#6 posted 08-18-2010 06:38 PM

You turned burnable into collectable. Great job.

-- Bill Roberts -- Steal one idea it's called plagerism. Steal a bunch - it's called research

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#7 posted 08-18-2010 08:46 PM

sedcokid, the finish is wipe on poly.

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#8 posted 08-19-2010 05:34 PM

I’ve gotta ask I have done some similar pieces to this how in the world do you sand that thing? I attempted to do mine on the lathe and my fingers nearly didn’t forgive me I shouldn’t admit to my stupidity but do you take yours off to sand it?

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#9 posted 08-20-2010 04:24 AM

glowworm, it was power sanded on the lathe with the lathe off and then hand sanded on the lathe with it turned off.

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#10 posted 08-24-2010 03:02 PM

It’s nice. How bit it is?

-- Jiri

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#11 posted 08-25-2010 01:02 AM

Jiri, it is about 7” at it’s widest point and 2” tall.

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#12 posted 08-28-2011 04:34 PM

That looks awesome. Good lesson in never taking any piece of wood for granted

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