Cracked Pot The Witch's Cauldron

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Project by ghost5 posted 01-22-2014 10:50 PM 1291 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was turning whatever blanks were laying around the shop and I found this little Bradford pear laying there. I got it started but it had a couple of bad checks and as I turned it to see if I could get rid of them it started to look like a cauldron. I liked that but the checks went almost to the center of the blank that is when the cracked pot idea hit me. I used some CA to strengthen the checks then turned it to finish. I left some tear out to make it look old and used.

I think I will turn a little wand to go with it just cause I can and to continue my idea of the witch’s pot getting broken.

5 1/2” x 2” clear stain and lacquer

-- Tommy,

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#1 posted 01-22-2014 11:11 PM

Looks very nice and has a lot of character. I hope the crack doesn’t get any bigger for ya.

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#2 posted 01-22-2014 11:54 PM

It looks the part, I like it!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 01-23-2014 01:49 AM

You’re a turning machine.

-- Glen

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#4 posted 01-23-2014 02:16 AM

Good looking bowl – too bad that the cracks appeared. I have some Pecan that I’m afraid is going to do the same thing.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 01-23-2014 02:24 AM

I like the cracks. Gives it character. Nice work. I have a lot of pear and had a lot of the same problem. I got most of it to stop cracking by turning a little at a time, wait a few days then go back. Good luck and keep turning.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 01-23-2014 03:14 AM

Thanks everyone for all the comments. I don’t worry about the cracks if I did i wouldn’t turn much with what I have to work with. This blank was cracked really bad but that is why I got to make it into this. It all works out :-)

-- Tommy,

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#7 posted 01-28-2014 02:36 PM

Great turning piece, it’s worth saving. The wood has pretty grains and figures. Great shape and finish as well.

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#8 posted 01-28-2014 02:44 PM

It’s got a nature of it’s own and I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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