Lidded form and pots

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Hi all

A selection of pots and a lidded form at the back. All hollow down to a wall thickness of around 5mm.

Lidded form is around 200mm dia x 240mm high, with the rest being around 100mm dia x 140 high,

all have carved finials and include a silver bead to add contrast.

comments welcome


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#1 posted 12-27-2009 01:40 PM

Great looking pots,well done

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#2 posted 12-27-2009 01:45 PM

Very cool looking pots Mark.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 12-27-2009 02:48 PM

Hello Mark…and welcome to the lumberjocks.

Your display of turnings are very nice. They caught my eye right away. I really like the shapes and the hand crafted carved finials are a pleasant change from the norm’. Yes I would say very nicely done. Not sure what wood you chose for these projects, but it is stunning for sure…..

Thanks for sharing and will look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Mark Sanger

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#4 posted 12-27-2009 03:15 PM

Hi all

thank you very much for you comments.


I generally use native British woods which I rough turn end grain and leave slightly oversize. Once they have finished moving then I finish turn and make the lids.

In this instance and my apologies I forgot to that the wood for the main forms is spalted beech apart from the second one from the lest which is Tulip wood.

The finials are made of anjan which is an Indian exotic wood. It is probably known by another name but this is the only name I know for it.

Take care

Thanks all again .



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#5 posted 12-27-2009 05:33 PM

Your work is beautiful even your photography is top notch.

-- Vince

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#6 posted 12-27-2009 06:08 PM

These are very nice! I took the time to look through your web site. That also is well done and interesting. You clearly have a lot of talent! Thank you for sharing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 12-28-2009 05:58 AM

Do you have a sic wall for taking your photographs?
Very nice turnings!

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

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Mark Sanger

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#8 posted 12-28-2009 11:56 AM


Thank you very much for you comment, I started looking at my photography a while back as I realised it was letting down the work.


Thank you for your comments, it is kind if you to say. My web site I built myself using webstudio4 which is software that I down loaded from the net. It is not that expensive compared to others and is easy to use. For the flash show on the front page I used a slide slow program which again was not very expensive and downloaded from the net. If you want the details let me know. Again easy to use.

Jim Thank you.
I am not sure what a sic wall is. Being a Brit it may have a different name over here. I use a graded pvc background which is about 4 ft square and grade from white to dark grey.

I use a simple samsung 7mpxl camera set on macro with timer, no flash on a tripod. I take the pictures in good natural light which is very important I have found. I just press the button and let the camera do the work.

Hope this helps

Take care



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#9 posted 12-28-2009 03:59 PM

Mark, I also have a question about the photography.

The object sits on a white table, correct? Then then background is placed… in the background. If that’s the case, why can’t we see an edge where the background comes down to the table?

How did you color the PVC?

-- --Bob

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Mark Sanger

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#10 posted 12-28-2009 08:22 PM

Hi rareddy

No the pvc background is a large 4 ft x 4ft sheet of thin pvc, almost like a film material. The background lies on the table then goes up the back wall with a gentle curve at the back. Hence the reason you can not see the join as there is not one. Magic, lol.

Because the focal point is in the foreground the background just blurs out.

They cost around £60 sterling. It may be called something different where you guys are.

To start with before I could find the money to buy one of these I used a large sheet of decorating paper and sprayed it so that it looked shaded.

Hope this helps.


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#11 posted 12-31-2009 06:46 AM

Bravo really great pieces there hope to see more of your work

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