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Project by PeterM posted 1183 days ago 1554 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A new vessel arised:
European spruce, strongly brushed, stained, shellac, inside hollowed, approx. 42×21 cm

All comments or critics are welcome.

Greetings from Germany
Peter





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SergioC

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#1 posted 1183 days ago

Very nice, and I really wanted to comment on the photography. The second shot (close-up) is really nice.

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Bluepine38

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#2 posted 1183 days ago

Do use a steel brush, of one of newer plastic abrasive bristle brushes remove the softer wood and give
that nice ripple effect? That and the staining really make the spruce look good. Using the knot as a
center for lid gives a natural, yet striking visual effect. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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christopheralan

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#3 posted 1183 days ago

Great form and photos!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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mmh

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#4 posted 1183 days ago

Quite extraordinary results with a soft wood.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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paplou

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#5 posted 1183 days ago

Your work is truely amazing. Love the colors. I looked back at your other works of art and loved them all. May I ask how long you have been turning and what lathe do you have? A lot of people would like to know what tools other woodworkers use.

-- PAPLOU

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1183 days ago

A one of a kind,cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Tim Scoville

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#7 posted 1183 days ago

Verrrry nice piece. I think this just made my to-do list. Great job.

-- Tim S, WA

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peteg

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#8 posted 1183 days ago

Certainly a case of letting the timber do the talking, always fun to “play” with something different, nice job PeterM

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

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Eagle1

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#9 posted 1183 days ago

Pretty wild, but cool..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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PeterM

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#10 posted 1183 days ago

Thank you all for the kind comments.

Bluepine38
I used a normal steel brush.

paplou
I have been turning for many years now – I really don’t know the exact time.
The lathe this piece came from is made by “Gebrüder Gschwind” in the year of 1913. This company doesn’t exist any more – they gave up the business (as far as I know) in the 1950’s.
Anyway – it is a real heavy machine and some years ago I gave it a new spindle with a M33-thread and new transmissionwheels. It really runs smooths and very quite.
Beside this machine I own a Killinger 1000 from 1985 and a Scheppach 1200 from 1986.
I need several machines, because I give turning lessons.

Greetings from Germany
Peter

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jockmike2

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#11 posted 1182 days ago

Very beautiful, especially in spruce. The stain and photography are excellent.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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