Reworked urn & Lid

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Project by peteg posted 02-25-2011 03:18 AM 1677 views 10 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted this a while back and have been trying to decide on optional bases to show the pointed bottom. Ended up in the “to hard bin” so decided to suspend it on legs held with cut down rose head copper nails. Also replaced the top finial.
I like it better as it has lightened up the base & give a better flow overall.
I have included a pic of the earlier effortto compare
would appreciate any comments.

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

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#1 posted 02-25-2011 03:21 AM

Terrific work, the piece looks great in either base.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#2 posted 02-25-2011 03:23 AM

Ah, Pete! That is a great success. It completely changes the quality look of the piece, and elevates it to ‘art.’ Very, very well done.


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#3 posted 02-25-2011 03:29 AM

Pete, this is one beautiful piece of art! I really like it.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 02-25-2011 04:15 AM

Very nice

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#5 posted 02-25-2011 04:27 AM

What a beautiful piece. I especially like the pull for the lid… Very well done….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 02-25-2011 04:29 AM

You’re awfully hard on yourself Pete. I think they both look great but the newer one has a flare that was perhaps a little hidden before. Subtle improvement but worth doing. You have a very good eye.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#7 posted 02-25-2011 04:29 AM


This is really beautiful. The first design was very nice, but your revision puts it “over the top”! Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 02-25-2011 04:40 AM

I agree with Barbs the new version is extraordinary. Nevertheless, the older base looked good to.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#9 posted 02-25-2011 04:55 AM

I like this version much better the legs thanks the piece to a new level and the new finial goes much better now if I had the guts to try to suspend a piece on legs also like the section of sap wood you left on

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#10 posted 02-25-2011 04:57 AM

The new finial I think looks great w/ the overall design. Granted both the before and the after look good ;)

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#11 posted 02-25-2011 05:08 AM

looks great both ways

-- jim nevada

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#12 posted 02-25-2011 05:09 AM

Very nice piece. I really love floating hollow forms.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#13 posted 02-25-2011 07:38 AM

very beautiful piece and wood

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#14 posted 02-25-2011 08:04 AM

Thanks all, Hey wheels by the time you get to the “sap” there ain’t nothing left LOL,
bentlyj, basicall you pop the lid on almost done bring up the tali and turn the finish together to get a smooth transition,\thamnks again for your encouragment :))
peter g

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

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#15 posted 02-25-2011 08:18 AM

Absolutely beautiful, a true piece of art.

-- Tom T, Orange County CA.

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