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I had the opportunity to visit with old friends Dr’s Manny and Mia Shargel of Tallahassee Florida and they allowed me to take additional photos of this piece from their collection. I promised to show additional photos of this piece some time ago so that you could see an example of the “propeller” turning technique I developed years ago. The amazing surprise is that the bark has remained in tact on this vessel for 25 years. No treatment was used on the bark at all. The original finish was tung oil followed by my wax mix. Now see if you can figure how it was created. This is all one chinaberry board lathe turned as a double 28” long “propeller” that’s the clue . .I have always loved chinaberry ! , and dancing outside the box is the nature of the beast.
your friend in Florida, don schneider, Havana Florida, porchfish studio
-- some men see things that are and wonder why, I dream of things that never were and ask why not .... rfk