"arched" vessel

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Project by peteg posted 01-06-2011 05:31 AM 1752 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a design I have played with a couple of times.this piece is turned from Kauri, its is about 7’ x 5 1/2” high.
it has has several sealer coats & a mop polish.
This is one design I have a lot of unfinished business with, there are dozens of variations sitting in my pad so far,
any comments would be appreciated,
Cheers Peteg

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

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#1 posted 01-06-2011 05:40 AM

Beautiful on so many levels Pete. Symmetry, balance… gorgeous. The finial gives it an energy as well IMHO. Terrific as always.

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

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#2 posted 01-06-2011 05:49 AM

What a unique vessel, it has a beautiful shape and design. I like it very much. I bet you had to be careful not to loose a finger or hand when turning, am I right?

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 06:10 AM

Wow Pete, that’s beautiful. Did you form the “edges” off the lathe by hand? Your recent “winged dish” post inspired me to try my first square bowl. I love looking at your work…gives me something to aspire to.

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 02:20 PM

Pete….... Nice turn. Well done.

I feel your pain with this Clewes style box. I have a few off them on my self of shame. But like you also, I stuck with it until I got one that I was happy with…....however, now seeing yours I think I might have to give this one another turn.

Your project: The acorn shape of the box itself is great. The little nub on the bottom is a nice touch. The finial on the lid is a nice form, good colour and suits the style well. The overall shape; fit; finish is very good. I’m impressed with this one for sure…........ and I bet you had a lot of fun twirling it too.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 01-06-2011 03:30 PM

Very, Very nice!!! One of the best turrnings I’ve seen in a long time. Great job!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 01-06-2011 03:42 PM

Beautiful work Pete… Two thumbs up bud…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 01-06-2011 04:25 PM

Fantastic work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 01-06-2011 04:53 PM


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#9 posted 01-06-2011 09:54 PM

Fantastic work Pete. Another inspiring piece.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#10 posted 01-07-2011 01:44 AM

Pete, very beautifully done!

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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#11 posted 01-07-2011 03:43 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments.
Brian, this was the forth attempt, the first was a real prototype, the new two I was left holding a gouge & wondering where the pieces that flew past my ear had landed, as you know when you are finishing these you have the lathe realy singing & you’re shadow turning so things can happen very quickly

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

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#12 posted 01-07-2011 04:32 AM

Great job! They sound like an airplane when they turn don’t they! The height of your arch is pretty impressive, can’t wait to see more.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#13 posted 01-07-2011 06:03 AM

An intimate work of art!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#14 posted 01-07-2011 11:13 PM

that’s just kooler than kool

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

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#15 posted 01-09-2011 04:27 AM

This design is exquisite! I love it and will have to try making one in the future. I have so many projects going on and unfinished so I don’t know when I’ll get to it!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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