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Project by Steffen posted 05-12-2010 04:08 AM 2086 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have you ever had a chunk of wood you just didn’t know what to do with? This turning started out as a hollow vessel and it turned into a bit of a freak of nature. I kinda threw in everything but the kitchen sink just to see what came out. Soooo after the hollowing I dumped black dye into the cavity and rolled it around until everything was covered. Then I hand brushed the gold flake paint. Then I carved the bottom…then I polished it on my buffer using multiple different finishes. I need to take a torch to it to get rid of the residue which shows up as white. It currently resides at the very back of my china cabinet…behind many other better looking turnings.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#1 posted 05-12-2010 04:22 AM

it’s ok to comment…good or bad, I can take it.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#2 posted 05-12-2010 06:17 AM

Every piece we turn is unique in it’s own way….......This is UNIQUE all on it’s own. I like it!

Using your imagination is were art comes from. Great job.

Keep it up.


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

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#3 posted 05-12-2010 07:08 AM

This thing is hard to look at. I can’t tell exactly what you got there but, I like what I see in several of the pictures. Do you think you could describe each picture’s perspective to help me out a little.


-- Jim

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#4 posted 05-12-2010 01:44 PM

How peculiar. Sometimes it’s nice to work without any boundaries or restrictions.

-- Lee -- Wagga Wagga, Australia

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#5 posted 05-12-2010 03:31 PM

The absolute best thing about this will be the conversations from friends that will comment on this and wonder what it is. I think it’s very eye-catching since it is such a unique piece.

-- Mark DeSchepper -- The things I make may be for gifts for others, but making them is a gift to myself.

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#6 posted 05-12-2010 08:40 PM

certainly is unique, I like the effect you ended up with.

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

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#7 posted 10-14-2011 03:43 AM

Hum! what about turquoise? I think It would look better displayed on a table with a high gloss finish! 2 organic pieces but different.

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