Easter Eggs

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Project by JD77 posted 07-31-2020 01:36 PM 649 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While digging through pictures on my phone, I found a little project that I forgot to post here. Its a little late for this year, so just think of it as me being really prepared for next year!

Started with some some 30 degree off-cuts of 5/4 maple, maybe 60 inches long. I cut them in half and glued up several half-rounds out of similar sized wedges, not knowing what I was making yet. At some point I decided on Easter eggs with a cross running along the axis. Made single kerf cuts on each half to accept the cross upright and glued them in, then made a dado on one half to accept the horizontal part of the cross. Once glued in and the mating faces were flattened with a few passes of a hand plane, the halves were glued together and cut to length.

Nothing fancy on the turning, first turned a tenon on each blank and chucked them in a 4-jaw chuck. Shaped them by eye. Some got dyed, some got stained, and one was striped with markers. I think I went with shellac followed by wax finish. The nubbins were turned off and finished using a homemade doughnut chuck I whipped up from a spare face plate and some scraps.

The wife approved and even left them out on display. It was a nice little project that I could work a little on here and there.

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#1 posted 07-31-2020 02:28 PM

Looks great! The colors really add some interest as well. Nice work

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#2 posted 07-31-2020 02:29 PM

very beautiful eggs GREAT JOB :<))

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