Maple Vase w/bark inclusion

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Project by RichardH posted 11-06-2010 04:52 AM 1750 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t posted in a while, but here’s one of my latest turnings. It’s around 8 inches tall and is another piece of maple that I salvaged from my father’s firewood pile.

I liked how the bark inclusion fit into some of the natural figure on this piece.

As always, your comments are welcome.


-- "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 11-06-2010 05:12 AM

that’s awesome. Is that Hickory? what finish is on this?

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#2 posted 11-06-2010 09:21 AM

I love the grain in it.

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

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#3 posted 11-06-2010 01:59 PM

Wow That’s great Richard

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#4 posted 11-06-2010 04:34 PM


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#5 posted 11-06-2010 05:25 PM

beautiful! what kind of finish is on it?

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#6 posted 11-06-2010 07:17 PM

Thanks everyone. The finish is General Finishes seal-a-cell over a walnut tinted danish oil. Was mostly an experiment, but I like the result over some other dyes I have tried.

-- "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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#7 posted 11-07-2010 01:47 AM

Beautiful piece Richard. Love the form & the finish is amazing.

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#8 posted 11-09-2010 07:30 PM

Nice vase I like the shape. Figured maple always captures my imagination, it is like looking at a hologram you can see into the wood.

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