flame box elder hollow form

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Project by wheels posted 02-23-2011 09:20 AM 1515 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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this is my first prooject that Im tring to post it is a flame boxelder hollow form that I have just completed

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#1 posted 02-23-2011 12:36 PM

Very nice piece. Nothing to critique here. Form, finial ,lid, the finish…all very good. This turning flows very well. The ” Manitoba maple ” (box elder as my American friends would say) is a great looking piece of wood..the real star here of course.

Well done…

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 02-23-2011 03:01 PM

this is an excellent first. As you do more, you will fine tune your finial thickness, so keep at it. Good job

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#3 posted 02-23-2011 06:26 PM

I really like the vessel and finial, you did a very good job on it. What are the dimensions of this vase and what finish did you use?

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 02-23-2011 06:53 PM

O-o-o-o I love to see box elder. Your shape and top finial are nice. This may be your first project post, but I’m sure it is not your first turning! Welcome to LJs. I look forward to seeing more of your projects.


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#5 posted 02-23-2011 09:51 PM

nice job well done

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

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Glen Peterson

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#6 posted 02-23-2011 10:49 PM

Very nice, excellent first post. We need more turners around here. I was going to ask about dimesnions and finish too, but Bearpie beat me to it.

-- Glen

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#7 posted 02-23-2011 11:57 PM

thank you for the kind words im tring to learn to take better pictures just completed a light tent now need a background besides a old window shade the form is about 6” in dia and and about ten tall including finial which is black walnut the finish is min wax lacquer shot throught a automotive touch up gun about 6 coats

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#8 posted 02-24-2011 04:35 AM

Wow! Exquisite! The finial is proportionally perfect; the vessel is superb; and your wood choices are fabulous!

Thanks for sharing. We’re looking forward to your future posts.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 02-24-2011 04:37 AM

And, by the way, your photography is pretty terrific, too! Way above most of us LJs!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 02-24-2011 05:09 AM

Wow, that’s a beauty. That spiral, is so fine…..................

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

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#11 posted 02-24-2011 06:43 AM

Nice work. Excellent balance, beautiful wood, clean finish, and nice detail work on the finial. Really like this piece.


-- "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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#12 posted 02-24-2011 05:27 PM

Nice, How do you get the red color to stay in the boxelder without fading? Does a finish like lacquer or poly help with that?

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#13 posted 02-24-2011 09:53 PM

only thing I knonw that helps is keep it from the sunlight

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