hollow form with finial

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Project by Roper posted 12-31-2009 01:20 AM 1243 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a piece of blood wood it is 6 inchs across 7 inchs tall. the walls are about 1/8 inch thick. the finial is purpleheart. sanded to 400 and finished with generals wipe on poly.this is a new form i am experimenting with hope you like . all comments welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 12-31-2009 02:10 AM

I love the form. The middle of the finial may be a bit big for my taste but it looks great.
Thanks for posting another idea I “borrow”. ;-)

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 02:19 AM

I really like it…..... The finial might be a bit large, and the foot of the bowl maybe a bit too narrow, but a very nice turning. I love the hollow forms. Although I have not yet tried one, I will be going in that direction soon..

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 12-31-2009 06:02 AM

Fantastic job Roper. You are pushing your talents to new heights. Nice design and flow to it. Have to agree with the others, the center of the finial is a little big. The ball is a good design idea but I think it should be about half that diam. Just my opinion.

Keep up the inspireing work.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 06:03 AM

Smooth cool wonderful

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 07:11 AM

Beautiful symmetry all over to my eye! I love the bloodwood and purple heart combination as well. The hollow form is not round and neither is the center part of the finial, both exemplify the largest body of each individual turning and are symmetrically correct in my minds eye! Proportional relationships are great. Congratulations on a very alluring turning. I mean , I want to hold it! Keep on keeping on.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#6 posted 12-31-2009 09:16 AM

A beautiful turning project. Roper you are a master turner.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 12-31-2009 03:50 PM

Marvelous. There is a great flow with the form, Great job.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#8 posted 01-01-2010 02:29 PM

Wow that is very nice. I love the blood wood & purpleheart also.

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#9 posted 01-21-2010 12:29 AM

very inspiring…
topnotch stuff…
makes me want to go out to my shop instead of tapping keys in tha kitchen…


-- rookie ...we'll see what happens...

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