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Box Elder Burl Hollow Vessel

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Project by Roper posted 10-04-2014 10:18 PM 1419 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Box Elder Burl hollow vessel I just finished up. 8”x 6” I bought a couple new photo back drops and have been playing around with different light sources. Taking pics of your work can almost as hard as making it. All comments and questions welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 10-04-2014 10:26 PM

A work of art. Amazing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Kayvon

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#2 posted 10-05-2014 12:09 AM

Beautiful vessel. Great job on the photography as well.

-- Kayvon

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#3 posted 10-05-2014 12:18 AM

Beautiful work. I agree with you about pics of your work but those are some nice photos. If it wasn’t so expensive I would just pay someone to do it.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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chuditch

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#4 posted 10-05-2014 02:46 AM

i know that a lot of people put a great deal of emphasis on photographing wor…but I look at the form and design and marvel at the character of the wood….yours are exceptional…

-- WoodWrite, Busselton, Western Australia. woodwrite@iinet.net.au

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sedcokid

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#5 posted 10-05-2014 03:26 AM

What a gorgeous vessel the beautiful color in the Box Elder! Your photography is very good too!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Vince

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#6 posted 10-05-2014 05:40 AM

Very nice work, what kind of finish did you put on it?

-- Vince

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#7 posted 10-05-2014 11:04 AM

good photo! luv the shape & the wood is wonderful.

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Woodbridge

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#8 posted 10-05-2014 01:40 PM

beautiful turning. great shape and cool figure. Your photos look pretty good too!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Wildwood

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#9 posted 10-05-2014 01:58 PM

Really great piece of wood and form, so just outstanding!

I have read camera instructions three times and scoured the internet for information on taking great photos, still just a point aim and pray when taking pictures. My way of saying you took an outstanding photograph!

-- Bill

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English

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#10 posted 10-05-2014 07:02 PM

Beautiful figure in the wood. Nice job!!

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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Paul Lajoie

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#11 posted 10-05-2014 07:26 PM

Thats a beautiful piece. Any idea how thin you got the sides? Also what do you have for a hollowing system? Hope to do one when I find the right piece! Thanks for sharing.

Paul

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peteg

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#12 posted 10-05-2014 08:29 PM

A beautiful piece of timber turned by a true craftsman, lovely work Michael, the form is right on the money :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 10-06-2014 05:18 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Roper

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#14 posted 10-06-2014 09:56 PM

Thank you very much everyone. Paul the walls about 1/4” thick maybe 5/16” towards the bottom. I do all of my hollowing by handle with a set of Kelton hollowing tools.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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