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Burr Oak hollow form that has been carved and textured. All critiques are welcomed.
-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.
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#1 posted 03-14-2011 04:22 AM
What a creature…. I love it.Was it 100% hand carved?
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#2 posted 03-14-2011 04:28 AM
Very nice, quite unique.
-- Tom D
#3 posted 03-14-2011 04:29 AM
Turned, carved, shaped and then textured.
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#4 posted 03-14-2011 05:03 AM
wow, what a beautiful form & finish, looks “a la natural” what size is it ?
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
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#5 posted 03-14-2011 05:22 AM
Wow! That’s really unique! Hubby thinks it looks like a volcano; I think maybe a unusual gourd or flower bulb.
-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.
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#6 posted 03-14-2011 05:34 AM
I love the shape with the white on top. the texturing, look like wire brush is good . I feel if it were mine I ‘d deepen the grooves for more shadows and take the line out it would enhance the depth, sand the white only and I maybe wrong but wire brush with the grain not against it . It’s still a great piece. It amazes me the hollow forms with small openings takes limited time to cut the inside out but to get the shavings out takes 80% of the time. Keep turning and go to the studio and make something.
-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart
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#7 posted 03-14-2011 07:24 AM
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#8 posted 03-14-2011 08:39 AM
Now that’s different.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python
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#9 posted 03-14-2011 11:51 AM
I think this is a true beauty.So elegant, so please do not change anything.I love the sweetness, that it is gentle and not over done.Best thoughts,MaFe
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.
#10 posted 03-14-2011 12:03 PM
If you do not sell at a gallery at now, you should go and show what you do.I have just went through all the projects you made here, and you have made such a progress, and it is so fine to see how you more and more get the control over the wood so you can go where you want with it.You are now able to bring sencitivity into the work, not ‘just’ turning, shaping, carving and texture this is relly at a level only few will ever reach.Best of my thoughts,MaFe
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#11 posted 03-14-2011 12:46 PM
Great experience to see this. Nice start of this day. Thanks for posting.
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#12 posted 03-14-2011 01:48 PM
You may have named this ‘BO’ – but it certainly DOES NOT stink! I admire your mastery of the hollow form – your work inspires me to give it a go. Always a pleasure to see your work posted here.
-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA
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#13 posted 03-14-2011 02:12 PM
Boy that is really neat
Lee A. Jesberger
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#14 posted 03-14-2011 02:16 PM
That is really nice.
I like all the detail you did after it was turned.
Very creative, too
-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com
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#15 posted 03-15-2011 12:26 PM
Joe, I like it. I’m thinking about hollowing out that form through that relatively small opening and then carving and texturing it too. I’ve found oak harder to turn too. Keep them coming.
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.
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