Another weird one

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Project by Dave2D2 posted 07-14-2011 10:27 PM 1784 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This one sat in my shop without the carved “roots” for over a year before I decided to just go for it. It is ash, and if I remember, about 7×7 or so. Again, this was turned on center, then carved. I used to have way more pics of all my older work, but a computer crash with no backup ate it all.

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#1 posted 07-14-2011 10:42 PM

Very cool! You’re skilled with both tools!

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

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#2 posted 07-14-2011 10:49 PM

Hey man, looks great I love that kind of work

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#3 posted 07-15-2011 12:43 AM

Nice job Dave :)

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

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#4 posted 07-15-2011 12:50 AM

Looks great. I thought the top was a separate piece until I looked closer.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#5 posted 07-15-2011 12:54 AM

Look at the movement and flow of this! Man!
Love the way you allowed the knot/burl on the right side to gaze back at you.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#6 posted 07-15-2011 01:57 AM

Beautiful piece Dave!

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#7 posted 07-15-2011 03:25 AM

Hey folks, thanks! Another newer fellow, Jon (with the really cool segmented/complicated/impossible turnings), told me about this place. I’ve been stuck in here since, reading, and reading, and reading….ha

Maybe I’ll take more pics of this soon or something. It actually has two “eyes” of grain on one side of it. This was one of my first carving attempts on a hollow form and I learned a lot. Like just how hard it is to get to the underside of what you want to be a wavy rim.

I’ll keep em uploading. I figure I can hang out at this site for a good while without running out of new info, if ever, since it seems to be really active.

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#8 posted 07-15-2011 04:07 AM

These are awesome! keep’em coming! There’s nothing better than finally finishing something on the shelf! Maybe sometimes they just need the wait. I love the movement you add to the turned pieces! I am afraid of the lathe.

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#9 posted 07-15-2011 11:38 AM

Keep them coming Dave. They are very unique looking projects.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#10 posted 07-15-2011 02:29 PM

The more I look at this and the other carved vase the more I like and appreciate them. Fantastic jobs both. Glad you posted.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#11 posted 07-15-2011 07:46 PM

Another outstanding piece! I like it a lot. The top appears to be darker than the rest. Did you stain it, Dave?

-- 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 07-17-2011 10:57 PM

Nice job, Dave. I like your designs and execution of them.

Look forward to seeing more.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#13 posted 07-18-2011 05:04 AM

Thanks everyone! @LittlePaw, no I didn’t, just a trick of the light. With this piece, I had used a dark amber poly finish, of the cheap variety, maybe Bullseye brand or something. Anyways, I coated it down, and it made it look terrible and dark. So I completely sanded it away, even in all the little crevices. But no, it’s all the same color, and all one solid piece.

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#14 posted 12-08-2011 11:28 PM

Amazing i love all the pieces you have posted keep on creating

-- BAM BAM Durocher,

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