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Project by wlhutch posted 05-21-2011 10:11 PM 1365 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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“That wood isn’t fit to burn,” is what the fellow said when I asked about the tree trimmings the power company left along his driveway. This Sweetgum was end-grain hollowed with the pith on axis. The piece is eight inches in height and diameter. The vessel was dyed with a buffed wax finish.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-21-2011 10:40 PM

oooo

very

purdy

nice

Job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Don Johnson

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#2 posted 05-21-2011 11:31 PM

Form your pic a1Jim, I see you are back from Australia, but feeling sad ? :-)

Beautifully finished shape wlhutch

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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peteg

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#3 posted 05-22-2011 12:37 AM

Great job Man :)

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

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TheGravedigger

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#4 posted 05-22-2011 02:59 AM

I’m impressed. I was under the same impression regarding sweetgum, and am glad to see it proved wrong. Just goes to show – you can turn anything. Great job!

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#5 posted 05-22-2011 03:10 AM

Beautiful finish on that piece.

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Wayne

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#6 posted 05-22-2011 04:49 AM

Wouldn’t burn in hell with blowers on it…beautiful piece!

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christopheralan

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#7 posted 05-22-2011 05:21 AM

Very nice!

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

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clieb91

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#8 posted 05-22-2011 02:23 PM

One of my favorite looking trees due to the foliage, now I am gong to have a find a piece to work with. Looks great.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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wlhutch

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#9 posted 05-24-2011 11:57 AM

I appreciate your comments. I’ve been reading Ellsworth On Woodturning and was inspired to turn a spheroid form. Hollowing blind was an interesting challenge that sharpens one’s senses- of touch and auditory variations.

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Dan Hux

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#10 posted 06-30-2012 10:51 AM

nice turning, finished well..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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