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    Boxes, boxes, boxes...

    This first box you might have seen before now with a new lid :
    before and after:
    old_top.jpgDSC_2181.jpg

    The new lid brings it closer to the original idea and my retired teacher wife loves her apple...
    Mahogany 4" tall

    The second box is also mahogany and stands 5 1/2" tall:
    DSC_2179.jpg
    Finish on these is Deft Lacquer sanding sealer, buffed and polished

    The last box is curly maple, walnut and brass with lacquer and red and black acrylic paint:
    DSC_2183.jpgDSC_2184.jpg
    On this box I burned the underneath and painted with black gesso and oversprayed with Krylon acrylic which turned white in spots. so it needs work. I started this one over a year ago and sis not like the lid, so never finished. I removed a knob I had turned on the top and made the gate piece for a handle. The researched and painted the caligraphy. My first attempt at Japanese Kanji, so apologies if I got it wrong.

    I took the pictures outside under evening light. I prefer morning sun and will have to redo them.
    Retired - when every day is Saturday (unless it's Sunday).

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    They all a very nice and I love the apple. The last one is not my style but very well done!
    Sid Matheny
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    I like them all. The apple "after" is a big improvement and the other mahogany is unique. The last one is my style, and I love it. Thanks for sharing, Thom.
    "Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig." Robert Heinlein

    "[H]e had at home a lathe, and amused himself by turning napkin rings, with which he filled up his house, with the jealousy of an artist and the egotism of a bourgeois."
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    I showed my wife the last one and she doesn't want me to make one, she just wants to know how much yours is selling for. That hurts. She'd probably trade you my lathe for it, but yours is already nicer.
    "Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig." Robert Heinlein

    "[H]e had at home a lathe, and amused himself by turning napkin rings, with which he filled up his house, with the jealousy of an artist and the egotism of a bourgeois."
    Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

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    The "after" apply really catches my eye.

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    Another fine collection Thom. I like the detail on the mahogany box but the after apple is really cool.

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    The after Apple is really neat. Nice job on all of them.
    When working I had more money than time. In retirement I have more time than money. Love the time, miss the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Herzberg View Post
    I showed my wife the last one and she doesn't want me to make one, she just wants to know how much yours is selling for. That hurts. She'd probably trade you my lathe for it, but yours is already nicer.
    After setting on my shelf unfinished for a year, I am not ready to let go of it yet. BTW I love your taglines!
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    Thanks for the comments. The large mahogany was turned after the urn was finished just as a break from the urn. It was originally intended to be a much taller vase, but the wood had numerous cracks and that is a big as I could make it and remove the cracks. The lid was cut off from a taller neck and shows a fine crack.

    To paraphrase John Jordan, "You can spend time fixing cracks, but when all is said and done, a cracked bowl is still just a cracked bowl".

    The new lid for the 'apple' was turned from a scrap of the larger mahogany piece since the colors match.
    Retired - when every day is Saturday (unless it's Sunday).

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    Very Nice, Thom. I use a Deft/lacquer thinner mix for pens. Very little buffing needed.
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