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Project by rcwoodturning posted 03-27-2010 02:51 PM 1615 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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11”x4.75”x4.75”, Sugar Maple Burl, Turned on 4 axes, Center Bore 10.5”x2.25”,Scorched and Textured while lathe slowly turned.

This was my third entry into the AAW’s Maple Medley…alas, none were picked. I may take Shell Mandala to the national symposium in Hartford in June to place in the instant gallery (I can place up to 3 pieces). C&C’s are always welcome.

-- Somewhere out there in the woodpile is what I seek...





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rayn

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#1 posted 03-27-2010 02:59 PM

Great job…I saw some of your other work. I especially llike the scorching effect

Ray

-- Ray,Iowa

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 03-27-2010 03:41 PM

I’d have to call this ugly in a very, very good way. :-) Nice piece!

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

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michelletwo

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#3 posted 03-27-2010 04:17 PM

I like it

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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LewH

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#4 posted 03-27-2010 04:26 PM

Very nice. I enjoy the combination of sculptural effects with the beauty of the wood.

-- Smile!

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rcwoodturning

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#5 posted 03-27-2010 08:28 PM

Thanks to all for your kind comments!

rayn, I scorch wood for several reasons. It often takes care of the unruly fibers after texturing and wire brushing, but it also is a sculptural element in that it helps delineate the shadow forms. When you play with sculptural forms, you’re playing with light.

Smiles,
Rick

-- Somewhere out there in the woodpile is what I seek...

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mtkate

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#6 posted 03-28-2010 01:17 AM

Great effect.

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deon

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#7 posted 03-28-2010 01:58 AM

Dark, very dark – but cool

-- Dreaming patterns

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jayjay

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#8 posted 03-28-2010 03:40 AM

Very unique. Nice job.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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PanamaJack

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#9 posted 03-28-2010 05:20 PM

Beautiful somehow isn’t enough to descriobe this turning! Great job!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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rcwoodturning

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#10 posted 03-29-2010 02:26 PM

Thanks to all! It was a difficult piece to work, not being wet anymore…been drying for about 20 years I was told. It took a full day just to bore out the interior! I didn’t mention that the texturing on the top is directly from cutting the piece with my chainsaw (Stihl MS390 with 24” bar…for those that will ask that question next…).

-- Somewhere out there in the woodpile is what I seek...

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 09-21-2010 03:39 AM

double good !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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rcwoodturning

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#12 posted 09-21-2010 11:16 PM

Hi DaN…thanks! Haven’t done one of these for awhile now, been busy with my latest series based on shell fragments. There’s enough inspirational material on the beaches to keep me busy for a very long time!

-- Somewhere out there in the woodpile is what I seek...

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