In The Shop At TCOG (WIP Photos)

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  1. T. Pollock

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    Mini Whiskey Barrel... shot glass. :4: Looks like my 2nd attempt at charring may be a success. :dblthumb:

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    That mini glass is really neat, put me on the list if you plan to sell them.
     
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    Yes that is cool and put me on the list as well... That looks awesome T.!!:dblthumb: Nice job!!
     
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    Thanks guys!!! I do plan to sell them and will put you both on the wait list for one. I messed up the spacing on the burn lines on this one and got them uneven but the main thing is I was testing the charring process.
     
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    Thanks brother. Looks good to me! We are all our own worst critic.
     
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    They should have three bands (burn lines) on each end and on the top end I got too close to the edge so you can barely see the line. I'll do better on the next one. :dblthumb:
     
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    Heck, I did not even see a flaw one... Looks excellent to me...Ok, now that you have pointed it out I see it...LOL Still looks great!!:dblthumb:
     
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    Looking great buddy!

    All these projects, I have a feeling I’d be better off just letting you keep my card on file, my friend...Haha

    Can’t wait to see how it turns out!
     
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    Thanks brother! I left enough wall thickness that I'll probably turn those rings out and redo them once it's dry enough.

    LOL I'm glad you like it brother! :dblthumb: I believe it will look awesome once finished. Did you want the outside smooth or a tooled finish?
     
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    Carve her up brother....love that tooled finish!
    I appreciate ya...
     
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    Gotcha, will do brother!
     
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    I posted some photos of the Box Elder bowl I finished for @snowmangoinmo in my sales thread but since some of you might not notice that thread but follow this one, I thought I'd share some additional photos here so those of you who've seen it in the works can see it finished. It was a super cloudy day with no sunlight at all so these aren't the best photos.

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    Man, that color!!!
     
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    Thank you brother!
     
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    Made some progress on "The Beast/King Kuksa" for @Angelgutter the last couple of days. Here it is after most of the carving is done and it's soaking in Tung Oil.

    This is a beautiful piece of spalted birch crotch that almost looks like burl in places. It has some nice flame grain in it too but I don't think you can see it in any of these photos.
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    WOW!!

    Unbelievable buddy, that thing is stunning!
    Id have never thought you could have gotten all that detail out of that birch....really does look like it has burl in it!

    “King kuska” haha...just rolls off the tongue

    You are an artist, my friend! I appreciate ya...
     
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    Thank you kindly brother! I love what I do and put my all into every piece.
     
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    Almost forgot, I re-turned the mini whiskey barrel today too. The burn lines (barrel rings) weren't evenly spaced before so I turned the old ones off and made new ones. My OCD says... much better! :4:

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    The charring turned out real nice.
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    A little somethin' somethin' on the bottom, just because. :)
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    When laid over on it's side it's a little like a fat bottomed girl... a little heavy in the rear. :4: It'll pop wheelies! :dblthumb:
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    Since this is a whiskey barrel no finish on it other than beeswax & a carnuba wax buff. Sad thing is I don't have anything to put in it to try it out! :( I may have to remedy that tomorrow. :dblthumb:
     
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    The grain on that is beautiful.
     
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    Thank you brother! Woodworking is like treasure hunting. :)
     
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    You should get @Tennessee to fill it with his premium 'shine for you, then send it down my way ;)
     
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    I thought of you my friend while I was making it. :dblthumb:
     
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    That barrel is awesome! Great job on that T. !! Would love to have one of those someday... :dblthumb:
     
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    That is bad a"" brother.. Absolutely beautiful!!:11::35: Love the grain and color!! Nice Kuska sir!!
     
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    Thank ya bud, we'll make that happen! :dblthumb:

    Thanks brother, it really is a beautiful piece of wood! I try hard to get good photos to show every angel & detail of anything I'm making but they're nothing whatsoever like seeing the piece in person.
     
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    Heck those photo's look great!!:dblthumb:
     
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    Thank you brother! I try hard but I'm honestly no photographer, all I know is point it and push the button. I do take about a blue zillion photos though trying to get some decent ones out of the batch. One of these days I plan to learn about cameras and photography but for now I got too many other irons in the fire... or should I say too many logs on the lathe. :4:
     
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    LMAO I hear yeah...
     
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    Haha...fake it till ya make it my friend!
    I do the same thing and I laugh every time I get a compliment on my photography skills.
    A buddy, even a polorid could capture the beauty in the work you’ve done!
     
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    Thank ya kindly brother! The beauty is already there, I just take off all the stuff that's hiding it inside a piece of wood. :)
     
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    Trying to get some Mini Barrels started.
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    And this is what my shop floor looks like after roughing (putting in the round) 16 barrel blanks. Heehaa
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    The 16 barrel blanks roughed out.
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    I didn't even realize I was expecting... but last night I gave birth to a bouncing baby barrel! :4: It arrived at a whopping 1.5 oz :3: (liquid capacity)

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    Papa barrel & baby barrel. :dblthumb:
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    Very nice, Jack Daniels would be proud!
     
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    I agree very nice indeedy!!:35: Excellent delivery hope you where not in labor to long...LOL:dblthumb:
     
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    Thanks brothers! Delivery went smoothly. :dblthumb:
     
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    Yep, looks like ya got yerself a nice shot glass, er, barrel there...
     
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    Thank ya brother! Me likes it. :)
     
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    14oz birch Carve-A-Kuksa getting a tung oil soak.

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    Take a look at the first ones of these I offered and the ones I've offered lately. I keep going closer and closer to completion on these but the price has remained the same. :dblthumb: Sometimes seems I just can't help myself. :4:
     
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    Safe and sound here in SC....the KING!
    It will be treasured brother, thanks again!
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    Most Excellent Dude!!! :4: :dblthumb: Thank you for the kind words and the super cool photo!!!
     
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    A quick rundown of the latest progress in getting orders filled.

    A bundle of Osage Orange Chopsuey stick blanks :dblthumb: and a 10oz birch Carve-A-Kuksa for my friend @Otterstop
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    An Osage Orange ceramic sharpener for @Huckelberryhound22
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    And Birch Bush Bottle blanks milled to make one for my friend @Stringer
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    Same Carve-A-Kuksa as above but now finished.... only problem is I forgot that he changed his order to cherry instead of birch! :8:

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    Yes sir, I was just about to list it. :dblthumb: It's 10oz, that's what he had requested.
     
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    Second attempt for @Otterstop ... this time I used the right species. :dblthumb:

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    Another mishap today. Rough day with the narcolepsy so my mind wasn't 100% and I knew better than to go to the shop but did it anyway. :8: I was turning the inside of this kuksa at 2500 rpm which is way too fast for a kuksa! They are out of balance because of the weight of the handle on the one side. Got a catch which broke the kuksa loose from the tenon and it came flying off the lathe, bounced off my faceshield and then got sucked into the dust collector scoop. No injuries thank the Lord. The bad thing is that this was a nesting and grain matching set (kuksa and matching bowl for it to nest in) that I had promised a customer. I glued it back to the tenon and tried to salvage it but got it glued back on slightly off center. Arrrrgh! Ya can't go back in time and undo what's already done, all you can do is say I'm sorry.

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    Getting it glued back off center caused the wall thickness to be uneven from one side to the other as you can see in this photo.
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    At least my head didn't end up whop-sided like the kuksa. :dblthumb:
     
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    Greetings,

    I am not going to say
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    I am glad there was no injury involved, other than the one on the kuksa. :)

    Regards,

    Christos
     
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    Glad you were wearing your faceshield, sorry for the problem!
     
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    Glad your alright brother.. Do not need you injured in any way! That is a good looking bowl I like that... It's sad the kuska got damaged...:(
     
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    Yes! Glad you're OK.....!
    A simple little bit of advice, don't hog it! The Chinese say, haste makes waste...lol!
    At least it's not going to the scrap pile...
     
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