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Project by JamesVavra posted 01-07-2010 at 09:05 PM 1387 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Weeping willow (salix babylonica) – approximately 12” D x 4” high. This hunk of wood started out as a crotch, which caused the amazing flame pattern seen on both the inside and outside. I even left a small bit of the cambium layer (what looks like a small knot in the lighter portion).

Sanded to 1000 grit, finished with spray lacquer, rubbed out with 0000 steel wool, and waxed with Johnson’s paste wax.

This is the first one I’m going to try to sell (at a local gallery) any thoughts on pricing?

James





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Kerux

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 at 10:06 PM

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 at 05:25 AM

beautiful, great wood, nice form.
Thanks

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 at 08:02 AM

Very nice – well done.

I don’t sell my work (yet) but I have a friend who sells a lot of turnings. He would classify this as a semi-large turning and he tells me that, where he sells, the smaller turnings (6-8” in diameter and 2-3” high) sell better. It seems people want something decorative for their shelf but they do not want it to take up too much shelf space. Nonetheless, based on my exposure to his work and pricing, I would expect him to price your piece between $75 and $90.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 01-08-2010 at 08:02 AM

Now that’s a nice bowl : ) Price it high , you can always go down if you get a good offer that meets your thoughts as to what you need to get for it. It certainly is one of a kind and depending on how your finish came out , should command a good price. Don’t undersell your Craftsmanship : )

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#5 posted 01-08-2010 at 08:28 AM

James, this is a gorgeous turning that has a beautiful grain pattern.

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#6 posted 01-08-2010 at 05:21 PM

Very nice bowl. Fantastic grain.

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#7 posted 01-16-2010 at 07:45 PM

Set the price so that when your work is sold you do not miss having it for your own.

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#8 posted 05-20-2010 at 12:36 PM

That is just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!
I would put it out at $110 for starters!

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

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#9 posted 05-21-2010 at 12:58 AM

Amazing

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#10 posted 10-11-2011 at 11:31 AM

That is a great looking bowl. -SST

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