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Project by Bill posted 05-17-2014 09:34 AM 1599 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This melting pot is made with Purple heart and Maple, and reminded me of pinstripes on a suit. Vase is 10×10 and finished with wipe on poly. It has been a while since I shaped purple heart, and I forgot how hard it is. I switched to a more aggressive grinding wheel, and got bit by it pretty good. Do I get to charge more if I bleed on a project?

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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deon

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#1 posted 05-17-2014 09:54 AM

Looks great

-- Dreaming patterns

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 05-17-2014 10:05 AM

Beautiful as always. Do you sand or router the edge of the rings?

I think I bleed on every project. Standard procedure.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 05-17-2014 11:05 AM

Another great looking melted pot…they are just so amazing to look at…Great work.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 05-17-2014 11:56 AM

WOW, Bill, that is a a beautiful piece!!!!!
Unfortunately blood is free unless it is spilled on the project and becomes part of the finish!! Then you sell the story that goes with it!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-17-2014 12:20 PM

Absolutely gorgeous ! ....Well done and thank you for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 05-17-2014 12:50 PM

BigOgre,
These melting pot pieces are truly impressive. You have a real eye for the artistry and a real hand for the craftsmanship.

Do you know of any videos showing this being done? I would really enjoy watching one of these pieces coming to life from the blank.

Lovely, lovely work.

Thank you for sharing.

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TZH

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#7 posted 05-17-2014 02:11 PM

I agree with RussInMichigan – it would be really great if we could see how you do this amazing work. Even some photos would be helpful.

Thanks for sharing.
TZH

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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luv2learn

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#8 posted 05-17-2014 02:46 PM

Anther uniquely beautiful piece, and yes blood makes the price go up…LOL!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 05-17-2014 03:22 PM

Wow! Can’t even say what I love more, the wonderful shape or the beautiful colors. Really great!

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#10 posted 05-17-2014 04:13 PM

Bleeding is just another way of putting your soul into the project!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 05-17-2014 09:13 PM

another great project, I enjoy all your work. it inspires me. I am hoping you will do a four sided on like I tried. wanting to know what it should look like. Just arrived at my sons place in edmonton alberta so will look for some different woods.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 05-18-2014 12:33 AM

Another home run! That wood combination worked really well.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 05-18-2014 05:03 AM

This is a beautiful piece, BigOgre. At first I was thinking what’s the big deal? It is nice but isn’t it just another turning? Then I took a closer look. Wow!

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#14 posted 05-19-2014 04:06 PM

Everry new one looks uniqe and amaizing.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 05-19-2014 04:08 PM

That pot is beautiful and has a lot of character. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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