Coca Cola

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Project by Dustmite97 posted 04-19-2012 10:33 PM 2486 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is my latest turning. I thought that this was a very funny idea. I walked past a coke can one day and then it hit me. I wanted to replicate it. I made it out of spruce believe it or not. The turning was the easy part. I just glued up a blank, rounded it, added the tapers on the top and bottom, and then sanded it. The hard part was next and that was the painting. I wanted to get it as real-looking as possible. The lettering was actually free-handed with a very fine brush. It was a big challenge but I think I got it spot on. This was a lot of fun to make and I might make an Orange Crush next lol :) Enjoy!

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#1 posted 04-19-2012 11:58 PM

Looks like the real thing! Nice work.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#2 posted 04-20-2012 12:28 AM

Tastes sappy doesn’t it? Nice turning, for a minute I thought “whats a coke can doing in LJ project?”

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 04-20-2012 12:53 AM

Looks like the real deal!

#4 posted 04-20-2012 01:53 AM

Just need panda bears now! Nice work!

-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.

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#5 posted 04-20-2012 02:42 AM

Very nice. You going for a 6-pack.

-- 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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#6 posted 04-20-2012 11:09 AM

thanks for sharing :-)


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#7 posted 04-20-2012 02:57 PM

I’ll agree with Hairy.. It certainly does look like the real thing. I love the idea of turning one though have to admit not fond of the idea of that much detail work for painting. Very nicely done.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 04-20-2012 09:03 PM

How about a Dr Pepper next?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#9 posted 04-20-2012 09:17 PM

Thanx guys! yes a six pack sounds great! I will definitely make a Dr Pepper sometime lol

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#10 posted 04-21-2012 12:17 PM

Very neat, my wife is a very avid collector of Coke memorabilia, she cant stand it and I am not that good of a turner,,,,you can send that one to me

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#11 posted 04-22-2012 01:07 AM

very nice job and the painting is alot better than mind

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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#12 posted 04-22-2012 01:22 AM

Theres nothing there all i see is a can of pop ;-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#13 posted 04-22-2012 02:12 AM

Now how did you do the pull tab?

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#14 posted 06-07-2012 09:03 PM

Oh yes the pull tab, that wasn’t easy to do. I re-sawed a thin strip on the band saw and cut out the shape of the tab on the scroll saw. The interior cuts were done first and then the outer shape was done.

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