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A maple hollow form turned to 1/8” then pierced. Finish spray lacquer. H 5” x 11”round.
-- Tom D
Aug 22, 2015
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#1 posted 08-22-2015 01:36 AM
Just AWESOME.Thanks for sharing this.
-- 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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#2 posted 08-22-2015 01:46 AM
Very nice, Tom. Turning to 1/8” is quite brave in my book!Thanks for posting.
-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996
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#3 posted 08-22-2015 03:14 AM
Very impressive. I agree with Marty – 1/8” thin is quite brave. You must have a very patient personality. Thanks for sharing
-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine
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#4 posted 08-22-2015 03:22 AM
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#5 posted 08-22-2015 12:55 PM
Nice work Tom.Roger
-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)
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#6 posted 08-22-2015 03:09 PM
Very nice work, Tom. Because I’m not a turner, is there a certain method for piercing the vase? Just curious.
-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com
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#7 posted 08-22-2015 03:59 PM
That’s a beauty.
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com
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#8 posted 08-22-2015 09:33 PM
That’s beautiful Tom, quite intricate.
-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~
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#9 posted 08-22-2015 09:33 PM
A fabulous piece Tom, great job on the piercing :)cheerspete
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
#10 posted 08-23-2015 01:13 AM
Steve, I pierce using a dental drill, very high speed (400K-RPM) but very low torque or power so that necessitates very thin material.
#11 posted 08-23-2015 10:51 PM
Thanks Tom, I appreciate the timely response.
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