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This turning is 40 inches tall and hollowed 39 3/4 inches it has a 1/4 inch wall thickness and is turnd from aspen. It is suspended by the top and hanges in a walnut stand. I like to do contemporary pieces. The finish is laquer. Every piece is turned with the exception of the three supporting legs.

-- Dale

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#1 posted 03-30-2009 12:00 AM

Looks great! I’m not a turner yet. I’m wondering if that thin on that big isn’t risking checking or how do you prevent it??

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 03-30-2009 12:05 AM

Very unique/artistic and beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 03-30-2009 12:41 AM

Real nice vase after Ill get my steady rest made Ill try one like it,I know how dificult is to make something like that,been there but on a metal lathe of a friendy machinist,well done hope to see some more

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#4 posted 03-30-2009 01:07 AM

Amazing work.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#5 posted 03-30-2009 01:21 AM

Fantastic design and well done. Thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 03-30-2009 02:00 AM

A pleasure seeing your art. Wonderful piece. Great skill as well as vision.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 03-30-2009 03:23 AM

As long as a turning is an even wall thickness from top to bottom it will not crack or check. I gaurentee all my turnings that they will not crack, check, or split.

-- Dale

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#8 posted 03-30-2009 03:25 AM

WOW!!! what a piece. i am a turner but have never seen anyone do the type of work you did for the stand. i can’t even imagine how that was done.

-- spinning into a new adventure

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#9 posted 03-30-2009 04:17 AM


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#10 posted 03-30-2009 04:36 AM


-- Dave, North Dakota,

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#11 posted 03-30-2009 04:40 AM

This is pretty amazing. I’m as impressed with your ability to conceptualize this as I am with your excecution in making it. What an impressive piece of work!

-- Chris

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#12 posted 03-30-2009 04:36 PM

Did you intend to us it as umbrella stands/holder?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 03-30-2009 11:25 PM

Fabulous piece. Good design and execution! A joy to look at.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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