Krater and patton.

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This is a large spalted pecan crotch krater I turned from a huge pecan tree. The patton is a piece from a huge live oak burl I found . I put the two together for I thought the krater needed a bottom to cap the large krater off. The height is 30” by 12”. I did not use a finish I polished the finish with a buffing wheel then used a polishing wax to seal it. I did this because the pecan usually absorbs the lacquer turning it a yellowish color which would not enhance the wood . All this and Heaven too.

-- "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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#1 posted 08-02-2011 02:48 AM

I am glad you explained the size. At first glace, I thought it was a cup! It would help if you’d put a chair or something to reference the size. That must’ve taken an industrial size lathe to turn ! Great work!

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

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#2 posted 08-02-2011 04:04 PM

Beautiful wood turned to a great vase & base, but I would hesitate to try to put wine into it. Thank you
for sharing. Your lathe must be a good match for “Old Bessie”, just walking into your shop in the morning
with those tools and the wood must be a wonderful way to start any day.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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