Reworked urn & Lid

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Project by peteg posted 1246 days ago 1610 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 1246 days ago

Terrific work, the piece looks great in either base.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#2 posted 1246 days ago

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 1246 days ago

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

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 1246 days ago

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 1246 days ago

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

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 1246 days ago

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 1246 days ago


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 1246 days ago

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 1246 days ago

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 1246 days ago

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 1246 days ago

looks great both ways

-- jim nevada

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#12 posted 1246 days ago

Very nice piece. I really love floating hollow forms.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#13 posted 1246 days ago

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 1246 days ago

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 1246 days ago

Absolutely beautiful, a true piece of art.

-- Tom T, Orange County CA.

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