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I have finally got photos of what I finished out 2016 with.

A fellow woodworker gave me a quarter-sawn white oak board and asked that I make a couple wooden baskets for his wife and daughter-in-law. (First 2-photos). Both have mahogany bottoms and handles.

The fellow also gave me a piece of black oak that I made an urn out of.

Then a lady ask for 2-urns so that her ashes could be split and a portion buried in a cemetery near her mom's ashes and the other portion in a different cemetery near her husband. She said make them out of pine. I told her my saw won't cut pine. I made one out of spalted maple and one out of curly / birdseye maple. The spalted maple one I had gotten a few pieces of firewood size logs several years ago and I sliced into boards and dried. I had hummingbirds engraved on both.

Finishing...The inside of the urns I put 2-coats of shellac that I sanded with 360 grit foam pad between coats. The finish for the inside of the baskets as well as the outside of all of these I sanded to 400 grit with orbital sander then applied 2-coats of polyurethane / mineral spirits 50/50. Allowed to dry 8-hours. All finishes I applied with the blue paper shop towels cut in 1/4s. After 8-hours I flooded the surface with the same mixture and sanded with orbital sander using wet/dry 400 grit paper. This really made them smooth. Wipe it down, waited 8 hours then applied the last coat of poly / mineral spirits with the blue shop towels. I wait a day or so then wax.

I'll deliver these this weekend.

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Very nice work. Those are all very pretty.
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Beautiful work, indeed!!

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Great fit and finish!!

My machine doesn't like pine either, but sure cuts enough of it, since people don't like paying for quality material.

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Your designs are simple and elegant. Each expresses the
beauty of the wood and grain. I especially enjoyed the contrast between the mahogany and oak on the baskets. The urns honor their purpose. Thanks for posting your work.
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No big surprise here all are awesome as usual.

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Very nice. Wood and finish look great!

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Very nice Malcom, really like them.
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I really like the baskets in particular. I also really like the look of splines in the boxes.

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Excellent work Malcolm, appreciate hte photos and the details.

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