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Project by scrappy posted 03-02-2012 02:32 AM 2293 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Just had to give this one a name. haha

It is Claro Walnut and Ebony, on a Wrought Iron Stand. Finished with wipe on poly.

Started out as a footed cup/chalice type turning. Turned it to 1/2 inch wall and let dry for about a month and a half. Once I went back to turn it round again, It was soooo far out of round, I ended up with a wall thickness of only 1/8 inch!

Decided to try a design change, and this was the result.

Main body is 3 1/4 inch diameter X 6 1/2 inch tall, 1/8 inch wall at top and a little thicker towards the bottom.

Used the indexing head and a jig on my lathe to make sure the “pegs” were evenly spaced around, and same distance from the top.

With lid, in it’s stand it is 10 1/4 inch tall.

This could be an urn for a pet (small pet, maybe a guinea pig haha) or candy dish or just as a conversation piece. Not sure who is going to end up with this one yet.

Please leave all comments/questions and critiques. I am always looking to improve and your comments help.

Thanks for looking.


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

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#1 posted 03-02-2012 03:01 AM

Beautiful piece.

A great turning.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 03-02-2012 08:52 AM

Well done a good save, only 1 crit wrought iron a bit thick but this is only me. Keep working on this suspended theme, there is a lots of scope. Regards Roger

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#3 posted 03-02-2012 09:14 AM

a change in direction here Scrappy, realy different, great job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 03-02-2012 12:38 PM

Very masculine, nice job sir.

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#5 posted 03-02-2012 03:14 PM

I like it. Came out round this time – hope it stays that way!

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#6 posted 03-02-2012 04:56 PM

Wow! Scrappy you talk about cool! This is just to cool!
I really like this one, really great work!
Did you do the wrought iron also? are the pegs(Spikes) and top handle wood or wrought iron also?
They look like metal, Great work agian.

Hey if you don’t know what to do with it, Send it my way!:)

Keep up the good work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 03-02-2012 09:05 PM

Very nice Scrappy. Like the wood & metal. Well done.

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 01:56 AM

Nice job. I love it!

-- Matt, Arizona

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#9 posted 03-03-2012 01:56 AM

Nice job. I love it!

-- Matt, Arizona

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#10 posted 03-03-2012 07:13 AM

Thanks for all the great comments every one! I really enjoyed making this. It is definitely different.

tamboti: I think the iron is a little thick also, but that is the size it came. It is actually a stand for a candle in a glass bowl. Got it from my favorite store, Goodwill. $1.99 hahaha Have another one larger for an open candy dish I will be turning soon.

WoodenFrog: No I did not do the wrought iron. It is bought pre-made. The pegs and finial are all Ebony. Also, sorry. I will find a home for it. hahaha

Thanks again for all the great comments every one. I appreciate the feed back.


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

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#11 posted 03-03-2012 09:50 PM

wow way cool i like irt a lot

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#12 posted 03-03-2012 11:20 PM

Very Nice Scrappy!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 03-08-2012 01:47 AM

Nice one, Dan. Made for a dog named spike. I love that Claro walnut!!............Jim

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

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