objet d' art?

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Project by larryw posted 05-30-2011 06:39 AM 1376 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this turning for my mother as a mother’s day gift from some walnut and cherry wood,that came from logs that I milled myself. This is a departure from what I usually make, which is some sort of box, and this is my first turning, other than the occasional pen. Since I only have a small “bench top” pen makers lathe, this is what I came up with. It’s only 5’’ in diameter x 8’’ tall. I didn’t know what to call it, it’s not a bowl or a vase, so my mom said, ” it’s an objet d’ art” , so I guess that’s what I’ll call it.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#1 posted 05-30-2011 07:04 AM

Your mom was right Larry. I can confirm that it is indeed an objet d’art, and a very nice one too.
You should do more turning, I really like the balance of the colors and the shapes. It just seems “right”.

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

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#2 posted 05-30-2011 08:02 AM

Thanks Paul, your opinion and comments mean a great deal to me.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#3 posted 05-30-2011 10:18 AM

Hey Larry, what’s going on here, Turning, :))))
Your title is just right coz that’s what it is.
Hope you didn’t turn the lathe Off, we want to see some more please.
Your Mum got a very nice gift form one your cares

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

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#4 posted 05-30-2011 11:54 AM

Very nice work.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#5 posted 05-30-2011 02:09 PM

very intricate, very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 05-30-2011 03:47 PM

Very nice. I like it.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#7 posted 05-30-2011 03:53 PM

You’re a skilled spindle turner. I really like it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 05-30-2011 04:00 PM

Very elegant. Great choice of woods.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#9 posted 05-30-2011 04:29 PM

Very nice Larry, I thought you would have inlayed some MOP or ivory on it…... just kidding. Great job!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#10 posted 05-31-2011 04:44 AM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#11 posted 05-31-2011 05:36 PM

Your first turning? Turned out great – pun intended. Your mom must be happy to have it as it is beautiful. Your second one should be even better, Larry!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#12 posted 06-09-2011 06:29 PM

Hi Larry, That looks Great!, Beautiful wood and elegant shape with Your Artistic Fair makes this another “One of a Kind” , great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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