Cherry and Gold Hollow Form

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Project by lew posted 01-27-2021 11:35 PM 1125 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple cherry hollow form with gold leaf gilding. Measures about 7” in diameter and 3” tall. Finished with gloss wipe on poly. Turned and hollowed completely with Easy Wood Tools .

I’m hoping the cherry will darken and create a greater contrast between the wood and the gilding.

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

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#1 posted 01-28-2021 12:12 AM

Wow! That looks really nice.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 01-28-2021 12:29 AM

That is quite a unique shape Lew! Good job turning and keeping the sharp edge all the way around. Poly is a lot of work but sure results in a neat finish.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 01-28-2021 01:25 AM

That’s a beauty, Lew. Very nice work on it. The cherry will definitely darken with more sunlight on it.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 01-28-2021 01:30 AM

Great look Lew. Well done.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#5 posted 01-28-2021 02:18 AM

I love the shape and grain. Put it in a window for a few days or weeks and that’ll definitely speed up the darkening process. Just remember to rotate it regularly, including turning it over so the bottom gets some light too.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#6 posted 01-28-2021 02:31 AM

Way to go, Lew! Real nice!!

-- I still love you baby, but I sure don't want you back... Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

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#7 posted 01-28-2021 03:26 AM

You hear that sound? That’s my mind being blown.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 01-28-2021 03:41 AM

beautiful form,dont worry it’s cherry and will darken,just put it in the sun lew.nice work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 01-28-2021 05:13 AM

Fantastic shape.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#10 posted 01-28-2021 07:18 AM

A suntan will leave that combo looking luxurious, nice matching, and a great turning.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#11 posted 01-28-2021 11:30 AM

A work of art, very cool.

-- Petey

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#12 posted 01-28-2021 02:02 PM

You can test how dark it will get with lye on an off-cut… Just brush some lye on, and presto, instant 10+ years of sunlight simulated, then rinse it off. If you don’t have just straight lye, “Easy Off” over cleaner has lye in it, so you can try that. But, don’t use Easy Off on a good project, due to the added detergents, since that can cause trouble for your fiinishes. Be sure to wear goggles and gloves, but good luck! Awesome turning work, it deserves a great finish!

-- Most of my tools are older than I am

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#13 posted 01-28-2021 04:31 PM

Stylish! That rim looks like perfection. The gold accent will only get more eye catching as the wood ages, nice work!

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#14 posted 01-29-2021 05:26 PM

What a beautiful piece, I love it.
Really elegant, get the desire to simple Japanese floral setup with it.
Best thoughts der Lew,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#15 posted 01-29-2021 06:00 PM

WOW! Thank you so much for all of the kind comments!

Steve- Thank You!

John- Thanks! I had to be really careful when sanding near the edge.

Jim- Thank You! I’ll need to find a sunny window.

Bill- Thanks!

Nathan- Thank You! And, thanks for the tip about the bottom.

Hairy- Thanks!

Mark- Thank You! Wondered what that noise was 8^)

Pottz- Thanks!

Jeff- Thank You!

the realSteveN- Thanks!

Petey- Thank You!

hockeyfan_019- Thanks! And, thanks for the tips on the darkening techniques.

splintergroup- Thank You!

Mads- Thanks! Mimi was asking what she could do with it. I think that floral idea is perfect!

Thank you for all of the views that helped make this a Daily Top 3. I really appreciate it.

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

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