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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 1588 days ago

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 1588 days ago

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 1588 days ago

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 1588 days ago

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 1588 days ago

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 1587 days ago

Great effect.

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deon

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#7 posted 1587 days ago

Dark, very dark – but cool

-- Dreaming patterns

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jayjay

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#8 posted 1587 days ago

Very unique. Nice job.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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PanamaJack

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#9 posted 1587 days ago

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 1586 days ago

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 1410 days ago

double good !

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

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rcwoodturning

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#12 posted 1410 days ago

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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