Shimmer and Crack

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Project by Roper posted 08-17-2010 10:32 PM 1353 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece of aspen i had, it had a branch coming out of one side and was clear on the other so i thought it would make a nice piece it was turned semi green down to 1/8” or so , dried in the microwave for a couple of rounds then sanded and finished with tung-oil. all went well and the piece lasted about a week before the crack opened. oh well it still looks ok i think. 8”x3 1/2” All comments and questions welcome.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 08-17-2010 11:07 PM

That is nice you really got a nice clean cut on that knot. Are you going to let it dry naturally?

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 08-17-2010 11:32 PM

Looks great to me.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#3 posted 08-18-2010 02:18 AM

Such a nice shape and wonderful piece, sorry about the crack though. I never really did like crack. :)

-- RStadler

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#4 posted 08-18-2010 02:43 AM

I really like the shape and the crack adds to the beauty. It is just the way it was supposed to be…. ;)
Thanks for sharing.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 08-18-2010 03:52 AM

Nice job Roper, I like the crack in your vase better than the one in my bowl which incidentally has opened up to 1 1/8” , I think almost too much to pull back!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 08-18-2010 08:04 AM

Fantastic turning. Love the shape and height on this. Fantastic grain. Nice smooth cuts on the knot. Sorry about the crack. You might try puting some inlay material (stone, metal shavings, etc.) in it. Might make it even nicer.

Keep it up.


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#7 posted 08-18-2010 12:59 PM

I’ve seen people stitch it quick before it gets bigger..with copper, or other stuff..also folks put a bowite in it..but I am not surprised it cracked..I would have bet it would. If it does not widen too badly it will look just fine. Keep your fingers crossed.

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