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This piece is a gift for a dear friend who just got married. It’s spalted maple and measures 6 1/2” tall 4 1/2” wide with 1/8 wall thickness. I got this beautiful piece of wood when she called me one morning on the way to work to tell me the power company was cutting trees on one of the routes near work. Hope she likes it. Thanks for looking. Lou

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#1 posted 1375 days ago

Absolutely lovely! Nice form and wonderful color. Tell us a bit about the finish.

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#2 posted 1375 days ago

“Hope she likes it”

I don’t think that’s going to be a problem Lou. Stunning piece of turning and the finish is fantastic. Beautiful job and thanks for letting us see it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#3 posted 1375 days ago

Thanks guys. Gravedigger the maple was aniline dyed and finished with wipe on poly. The technique is trifern’s who was kind enough to share the knowledge. Thanks again for the kind words.

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#4 posted 1375 days ago

Usually I skip over turning projects as it’s currently not my thing (might be in the future though, who knows) but there’s something about this piece that attracted my trigger finger.

Lou this is absolutely stunning. It almost looks like glass. You might make a turner of me yet! :-)

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#5 posted 1375 days ago

All I can say is WOW!
Great Piece!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 1375 days ago

Nice one! She will love it and want more. Bet’cha…........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 1375 days ago

Great job Joe , I mean Lou. :)
Beautiful vessel

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1375 days ago

She will love it- guaranteed!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#9 posted 1375 days ago

“likes” it?? She will LOVE it (for many reasons)—including the fact that it is stunningly gorgeous.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 1375 days ago

Wow, it’s truly beautiful! How did you get such a stunning finish on it. Thank you so much for sharing.

-- Maine Rustic

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#11 posted 1375 days ago

A gorgeous lime green. Or maybe forest green. The name doesn’t matter; it’s pretty. And what a shine!!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#12 posted 1375 days ago

WOW that is one great piece. How did you get the wipe on poly to shine like that.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#13 posted 1375 days ago

this is gorgeous lou! the color and finish is amazing!
great photos too.

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#14 posted 1375 days ago

Great looking piece, funny how the tree turned green like that…...

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#15 posted 1375 days ago

That’s awesome. The color is fantastic! The finish is incredible! What’s the chance of getting the recipe for that finish???? thnx.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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