Box Elder Hollow Form

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Project by Bill Hall posted 01-20-2010 06:27 PM 1375 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little hollow form I did recently for a gift exchange. This is my first attempt at surface manipulation where I tried to carve a flowery detail around the top rim. I really like the little ghost/moon that revealed itself on the one side. The finish is semi-gloss Minwax poly buffed with tripoli and white diamond. Enjoy!


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#1 posted 01-20-2010 06:51 PM

Cool! Nature gives us some great hidden treasures, and you sure found this one.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 01-20-2010 07:21 PM

Great surprise of character! Vey nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 01-20-2010 07:49 PM

That’s gorgeous…I can’t wait to stop by and see how you do that.

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#4 posted 01-20-2010 10:12 PM

Manitoba Maple..or Box Elder as you Americans like to call it , :-) is one of my favourite woods. Sometimes the red in it is just gorrious…... Your HF looks very nice. I like the carving on the lip of the vessel.. Nice touch, really adds somethings. Nice turning.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 01-20-2010 10:52 PM

Very nice turning, you win turning of the month, I haven’ seen anything from trifern.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 01-20-2010 11:18 PM

Mighty fine. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#7 posted 01-20-2010 11:48 PM

Great looking piece & nice job with the carving.

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#8 posted 01-21-2010 12:08 AM

Real nice job well done

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#9 posted 01-21-2010 04:38 AM

I hope my first time is as good as yours! Nice!

-- Jen loves wood!

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#10 posted 01-21-2010 08:30 AM

Fantastic turning. The carving along the rim gives it the little extra. Altho, I don’t think it stand out as much as it should with that wood. The coloring in the side kinda steals the show. Great job of revealing mother natures handy work.

Keep up the fantastic work.


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

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#11 posted 01-21-2010 08:44 AM

Nice turning looks great.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 01-21-2010 06:35 PM

I really like it—Great job

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#13 posted 01-24-2010 12:46 AM

Thanks all! Mike, just let me know man. :)


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