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A couple of cedar vases

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Project by chrisirving posted 05-16-2018 11:30 AM 613 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My niece gave me several cedar logs so I’ve been making them disappear into cedar shavings the last couple of days
I did a tiny bit of research on turning cedar and I turned these wet, made them thin and finished them immediately. The first one was turned too thin and I thought it was firewood but managed to save it, it’s super thin right below the neck
I finished them with CA glue and polished with 320 grit flex paper and general polish
I’m curious to see how they hold up, I’ve been weighing them every day and they are dropping about 4 grams a day as they dry. The last photo is a bowl from the same wood but without CA on it and it’s dropping 10-15 grams a day
I’ll see what happens!
Thanks for looking!
Chris





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swirt

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#1 posted 05-16-2018 01:21 PM

Nice work. Way to really bring out the beauty of the cedar.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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NotaJock

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#2 posted 05-16-2018 03:00 PM

Often when I use CA I get stuck.
How do you apply such a large amount without?
Thanks,

-- Mike in SoCal

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chrisirving

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#3 posted 05-16-2018 03:58 PM



Often when I use CA I get stuck.
How do you apply such a large amount without?
Thanks,

- NotaJock


First I put gloves on, fold a paper towel till it’s nice and thick, cover the last inch with thin CA and make one pass over whatever I’m finishing while is spinning (either on the lowest speed or by hand)
If the object is too big the glue with spin out to the largest radius and cause it to be rough. If that happens I just sand it with 800
I do 6-10 coats of CA then use the polish with a320 flex pad to get rid of any problems.

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 05-16-2018 04:37 PM

Very pretty!

I have always liked cedar.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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majuvla

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#5 posted 05-16-2018 06:44 PM

Outstanding looking wood, as well as those vases and bowls!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 05-16-2018 08:55 PM

Beautiful wood, very niece pieces. Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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John Smith

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#7 posted 05-21-2018 01:07 PM

excellent work !! there have been several questions about Red Cedar projects lately.
if you can, please post some followup photos every couple
of months so we can see how the color holds up.
again, great job !!

.

.

-- I started out with nothing in life ~ and still have most of it left.

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John

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#8 posted 05-22-2018 03:02 AM

The colours are amazing Chris, nice projects.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Lazyman

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#9 posted 05-23-2018 12:35 AM

Another masterpiece. After looking through your projects I was just wondering what sort of tool(s) you use for hollowing.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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chrisirving

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#10 posted 05-23-2018 12:45 AM



Another masterpiece. After looking through your projects I was just wondering what sort of tool(s) you use for hollowing.

- Lazyman


I’ve got two of the easy wood tools medium hollowing tools, I just picked a PSI steady rest that helps on the taller vases too
I just got an old lathe a couple of months ago and have been wearing it out!

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