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Well thought I would post some turnings which at the urging of my grandson had me enter into the Sherman County 4-H fair this week. He has been with us for the week and thought grandpa ought to enter. I told him my tunings probably wouldn't compete with a lot of the woodworking that was entered. But low and behold my mini birdhouses earned me a grand champion, a peppermill made from ambrosia maple with a gabon ebony inlay in the top was reserve grand champion and the pizza cutter to 1st Blue.

The third picture is a box of mini birdhouses from a order of woodturnings. There was actually 14 of them I delivered yesterday to the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center along with 6 key ring toothpick holders, 6 key ring pill holders, 4 8" bowls, and 2 peppermills. I have another order for a dozen mini birdhouses and a dozen pizza cutters. So need to hit the shop today while it is cool.
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you are good...
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Good job Bernie. Really nice when your work is appreciated.
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Those are very nice turnings. Congrats on the wins!
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What are you finishing the pizza cutter handles with Bernie?

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Congratulations Bernie. A well deserved honor.
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One of these days Bernie, one of these days buddy Most excellent craftsmanship my man!

btw... I felled an old maple couple weeks ago in the yard...turns out to be Ambrosia...beautiful colors..this ones heading for the mill Not much, maybe 75 bf..but hey..

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Thanks guys. I appreciate it.

Mike I finished them with Target water based lacquer. Reason is it is the only water based lacquer that will burn into each coat like regular lacquer does. I generally paint the first coat on and sand with 600 because it does raise the grain. Then paint a second coat on and sand again. Then about 4 coats sprayed on with a air brush. Really put a nice tough finish on. Oh the peppermill is finished the same way.

Here is the webpage for the EM6000. I buy the 32 oz. I used this also for my table top because it is tough.

Water-Based Production Lacquer

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Forgot to add I do love their EM9000SC water based poly. It is the clearest poly I have used.

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Congratulation on the blue ribbons nice job Bernie
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