Round Jewelry Box

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Project by Tom Godfrey posted 10-31-2012 10:50 AM 1659 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second piece I was able to turn out of the Cedar log that was given to me. Another round box but this time I made it as a jewelry box. The little top part is to place your ring on. Should have made that a little smaller in diameter but this was a first for me and like everything I do I learn what not to do the next time.
Finding out working with end grain is a lot harder and almost impossible for me to get a good finish. With time maybe I will improve, hope so.
Started not to post this since I am not that happy with it but I think its good to share with others the problems that we run into working with different woods.
Lesson learned.
1. Try to stay away from end grain whenever possible.
2. Turning time is longer and harder when working with end grain or it is for me.
3. Hard to get a good finish with end grain or it is for me.

Thanks for looking and I am always open for any suggestion you may have to make things better for me.. I keep an open mind and always learning and hope to never stop learning. Its what keeps me going and wanting to do more.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 12:49 PM

Wow, is that ever an eye catcher!!!!!!!Nice job, Tom…...............Jim

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

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 03:25 PM

glad to see your getting some wood work in, this will make a nice piece, thanks for posting it.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 11-01-2012 01:58 AM

Getting better all the time Thomas, slow down, let me try to catch up!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#4 posted 11-01-2012 02:41 AM

That’s a handsome little box ! I love that cedar – much more appealing to the eye than our Western Red Cedar.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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