small lidded vessel

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Project by peteg posted 09-29-2010 09:35 AM 1526 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small lidded vessel made from African beech (Fagus Sylvatica), this was finishing timber on a building site so the pieces were not large enough to get carried away, it is interesting to work with as far as turning goes, but the end result in your hands is like a piece of valvet, it will almost slide out of your hands it comes up so smooth.
The inside is undercut to the outside edges
The top and base were textured slightly different.
it is a very light timber and I was tempted to “colour up” but thought I would leave the fittle back look of the wood come thru.
A few good coats of sealer denibbed back with 1200 paper and coated with a good polishing wax.
Currently playing with some variations with ebonised finials and possibly bases ?

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#1 posted 09-29-2010 02:45 PM

Very nice shape. The texturing adds a lot of caricature to the piece…... and I like the natural look of the wood, glad to see you changed your mind on colouring…... I do think a nice thin finial, maybe of African Black wood might suit it. Well done turning….

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 09-29-2010 05:16 PM

Nice turning my favorite shape. Nice little box.

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

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#3 posted 09-29-2010 07:44 PM

I really like this piece, very nice. I would like to make something similar myself, like jockmike2 said , it is a very nice shape.

-- RStadler

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#4 posted 09-30-2010 02:14 AM

Thanks for your kind comments, you have some very nice pieces in your project file also Brian.

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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