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Project by 4woodturning posted 05-15-2010 06:00 AM 1742 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from spalted maple and ebony 1/8” wall thickest, 4” round and 7.5” tall with a Lacquer finish…I pick this piece for the way the spalt flows through the maple, as if the black form the ebony leaked into the maple. By adding ripple effect at the foot of this pedestal give this piece more of a fluid motion. Thank you

All comments welcome

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............http://www.4woodturning.com





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Loucarb

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#1 posted 05-15-2010 06:45 AM

Beautiful piece. I can see why he wanted you to post it.

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 05-15-2010 07:05 AM

WOW, this is lovely, delicate and strikingly beautiful! I am in awe of your skill in this finials stuff. That is something I have not tackled yet although it has been running in my mind as a future project. Keep up the fantastic work and please do keep posting your works, I would love to see more projects from you.

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 05-15-2010 07:07 AM

Incredible!!! beautiful pattern, and incrediblely delicate.

-- RayCurtis

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#4 posted 05-15-2010 09:09 AM

I’m speechless. Beautiful!!

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 05-15-2010 12:28 PM

Gorgeous piece, beautiful finials and nice spalted maple turning.

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

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KnotCurser

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#6 posted 05-15-2010 01:54 PM

It looks to me like a squashed globe – kind of like you fastened the spindle too tight! :-)

VERY beautiful piece – very balanced and colorful – you let the wood speak for itself.

Great job!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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michelletwo

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#7 posted 05-15-2010 01:59 PM

very lovely..OL slab paws here, would be very nervous trying to turn the post. Delicate. Gorgeous

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

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RichardH

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#8 posted 05-15-2010 02:14 PM

Very nice piece, both in form and technique. Well done. -Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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woodpeckerbill

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#9 posted 05-15-2010 02:22 PM

Beautiful!! Really good work on the finial. Good thing you listened to MShort. !!!
Bill

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#10 posted 05-16-2010 03:50 PM

WOW! Outstanding delicate work. Fantastic grain and coloring on the “ball”. The Finials are nicely shaped and sized. They match the form very well. Congrats on an outstanding piece of art.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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Mary Anne

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#11 posted 05-16-2010 04:05 PM

Well done! Very nice balance to the whole piece and lovely finials.

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 05-17-2010 03:42 AM

I can’t Imagine turning such a wonderful piece.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodbutcher

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#13 posted 08-03-2010 03:57 PM

4woodturning, The two wood choices work beautifuly together! I know how hard it is to work with spalted maple. Trying to find enough stability and not being too pithy to finish well. Congratulations on an excellent design and build. Thanks for sharing.

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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GlenGuarino

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#14 posted 08-03-2010 10:14 PM

Very nice. Well done

-- http://www.guarinofurnituredesigns.com/

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LittleKaren

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#15 posted 08-07-2010 07:43 PM

Really nice.

-- Karen

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