• Advertise with us
Project by socrbent posted 12-24-2012 07:48 PM 1023 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tis the season….to finish presents.

This project helped me learn a lot about different woods and turning. Lacewood is relatively soft and it turned rough. The maple was a dream to turn. Tried to glue parts together and then turn – broke 2 joints. The bocote did not make a strong glue joint with the maple end grain to end grain. I took a remaining blank that had bocote glued to maple, drilled and inserted a oak dowel in middle – this held. Used 3 coats of lacquer to finish.

Also made 6 of the oven rack push/pulls. I made a pattern, then glued up maple and walnut blanks, cut close on band saw, used two different pattern bits, filed some remaining rough spots, rounded over edges, sanded, and 2 coats of tung oil and 2 of wax.

Have a joyous Christmas!

-- socrbent Ohio

2 comments so far

View MShort's profile


1797 posts in 3899 days

#1 posted 12-24-2012 10:22 PM

Nice ornaments Gene. Merry Christmas !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

View a1Jim's profile


117711 posts in 4058 days

#2 posted 12-24-2012 10:42 PM

These are beautiful,very nice work.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics