Leopard Pierced HF

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Project by tomd posted 11-19-2014 11:49 PM 1484 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a maple pith to pith HF. After hollowing I sprayed the interior black then cut the leopard design with a high speed dental drill. Being end grain and pith to pith the grain shows up as rings going up the vase and at the top you can see a bit of the heart wood that surrounds the pith.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 11-20-2014 12:17 AM

I was going to say WOW then I decided to look at the rest of your projects and ran completely outa “WOW’s”. this one is amazing just like the rest of your posted items. You are very good!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 11-20-2014 12:43 AM

That is a cool piece.
Love the Leopard.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 11-20-2014 12:54 AM

Hi Tom,
Very nice indeed! Love it. I’m a lousy turner, but I can admire when someone does it well. As here.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 11-20-2014 01:26 AM

You are a man of many talents Tom. Your turnings are superb but I do hope you haven’t forgotten about marquetry. Your boxes are also a treat for the eyes.
Thanks for posting this Tom, it is lovely.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 11-20-2014 01:30 AM

Beautiful art piece, Tom.

-- jbschutz

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#6 posted 11-20-2014 03:55 AM

Very little I can add to the comments – - except – - – Wow ! that is one beautiful work of art ! absolutely beautiful !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#7 posted 11-20-2014 04:56 AM


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#8 posted 11-20-2014 11:31 AM

Vary nice Project Tom. Well Executed and a great design!

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#9 posted 11-24-2014 12:27 PM

That’s amazing

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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