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Project by woodkiller posted 09-02-2011 04:42 PM 2048 views 9 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on this project for several weeks. I have had a couple of times when I just had to walk away before something got broke. It has 3 types of wood, cherry, holly, and box elder. The base, rim, and both finials are cherry, the legs are holly and the body is box elder. it has a spray lacquer finish and is sanded to 400 grit. Comments are welcome good or bad. Thanks for looking. Russell





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#1 posted 09-02-2011 05:17 PM

AMAZING!!!

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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#2 posted 09-02-2011 05:20 PM

Your screen name is “Woodkiller” but from what I have seen with this and the other projects in your gallery, I would say you bring the wood to life

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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#3 posted 09-02-2011 05:21 PM

Really great looking wood turning. It reminds me of a UFO

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#4 posted 09-02-2011 05:25 PM

very mystical! What diameter is the bowl? Nice wood contrast

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#5 posted 09-02-2011 05:38 PM

Fantastic! And great photos as well.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 09-02-2011 05:43 PM

A wonderful creation. Very cool imagination at work here. I have to admit I am a bit stumped as to its size. I’m guessing somewhere between 3 to 12 inches. Pretty bold guess huh?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 09-02-2011 06:12 PM

Nice!

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#8 posted 09-02-2011 06:41 PM

Very, very nice.

Well worth taking the time you did to get it right.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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woodkiller

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#9 posted 09-02-2011 06:51 PM

Thanks for all the comments. The base is 11.5” wide and 12.5” tall.

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#10 posted 09-02-2011 07:06 PM

A very nice piece Russell.

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#11 posted 09-02-2011 07:37 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!

-- Scott, Austin-Texas...

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#12 posted 09-02-2011 08:06 PM

Very nice. I can’t see the inside of the cover. Is there a tendon around the bottom of the cover to keep it centered in place or can the cover slip around on the rim of the bowl…....Not that it matters since the piece is so visually amazing it should only be seen and not touched in my opinion.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#13 posted 09-02-2011 08:11 PM

Woodkiller – That is a brilliant bit of turning. Well done.

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#14 posted 09-03-2011 12:19 AM

Very nice work. I saw this while I was at work, and wanted to comment on it first thing when I got home.
I like the finial on the lower section of the bowl. Is it connected to the base?
Does the bowl just rest on the three supports, or is it attached?
The turning is outstanding, thanks for showing it.

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#15 posted 09-03-2011 12:25 AM

stunning!!! i can see that patience was everything here …well done

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!

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