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Maple Walnut vessel on pecan base

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Just a small 5” vase made from maple and walnut that the inlaws had in their firewood pile. The base is not permanently attached, but is simply a triangle shaped blank hollowed out.

I kind of liked the way that the piece looks elevated so I let it perch like this. :-)

As always, your comments are welcome.

Cheers,
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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#1 posted 05-21-2010 05:39 AM

Absolutely incredible piece of woodworking.
Masterful even

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#2 posted 05-21-2010 06:16 AM

Soooo gorgeous Richard! Just beautiful – but so are all of your turnings.

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#3 posted 05-21-2010 06:17 AM

Very cool design well done

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#4 posted 05-21-2010 06:17 AM

Another beautiful piece! Very nice!

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#5 posted 05-21-2010 06:31 AM

That little base really sets it off. Very nice.

-- Jim

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#6 posted 05-21-2010 10:48 AM

Very nice. The maple & walnut really compliment one another. Well done.

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#7 posted 05-21-2010 01:56 PM

When nature and talent collide you come up with this gem, just stunning…thanks for sharing BC

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#8 posted 05-21-2010 04:15 PM

You never know what you’ll find in the wood pile. When looking for wood (at a cheap price) I check out craigslist for firewood. I have found some very beautiful pieces that way. I must say, the wood pile has provided you with the opportunity to show your skill and the ability to pick out that diamond in the rough. The stand is a touch of genius. Job “Well Done” and BZ to you.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#9 posted 05-21-2010 11:10 PM

That is unusual and lovely.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#10 posted 05-22-2010 03:46 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone – you made my day.

Jim, I agree with you and I’ve had a few nice craigslist finds as well. Having lots of “free” wood really encourages me to try different things without worrying too much about the outcome.

-- "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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