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Another hollowform from a Shedua board. this time I thought a nice tall finial would look nice. I cannot capture the chatoyance of this wood. It is just spectacular. Sanded to 800 grit & it shines like it has a gloss finish. Buffed and a tad of wax.
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#1 posted 09-03-2011 08:20 PM
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#2 posted 09-03-2011 08:28 PM
It is Spetacular. You certainly matched the grain well to piece it together. Where does it open? At the first small bulge?
#3 posted 09-03-2011 08:32 PM
Thanks barb..it doesn’t open..it’s a hollowform. I like making these as I only have to sand the outside well!!!! :-) saves a ton of time!!
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#4 posted 09-03-2011 09:03 PM
That’s some beautiful coloring and grain! I think Shedua is quite under rated, as it can be quite beautiful as you’ve proven with this piece.
-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe
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#5 posted 09-03-2011 09:06 PM
Awesome!! Where is the entrance? Not through that tiny little final!!??
-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence
#6 posted 09-03-2011 09:20 PM
hey TMS it’s a bowl from a board, so no hollowing. I added a lid & glued it on..then made the finial stuff. It sure beats hollowing a huge chunk of wood. Bowl from a board is very wood efficient..it took less than 2 board feet for this..one for the vessel & one for the lid. (there are videos on bowl from a board on You Tube I think)
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#7 posted 09-03-2011 11:06 PM
Beautiful job never heard of Shedua but will have to look into getting some and just as the rest of your work this shows the talent you possess thanks for sharing, Is the upper portion of the finial Ebony?
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#8 posted 09-03-2011 11:11 PM
bubbared: nope, it’s an old piece of mesquite with black gloss lacquer. I’m out of blackwood and ebony
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#9 posted 09-04-2011 12:12 AM
Interesting grain and a beautiful finish, Michelle. Simple yet subtley attractive form too.
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#10 posted 09-04-2011 03:08 AM
Nice clean form Michelle, great finish, :: )))
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
#11 posted 09-04-2011 05:14 AM
Then its not really a hollowform ;-)) Still awesome work of art!!
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#12 posted 09-04-2011 05:17 AM
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#13 posted 09-04-2011 12:10 PM
Wow, Michelle! This is just beautiful! I love the finish you have on it and the grain is really beautiful. Your work is really amazing! :)
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"
#14 posted 09-05-2011 12:09 AM
TMS..in your intrepretation maybe not..the rest of us call it a hollowform.
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#15 posted 09-05-2011 01:44 AM
Very nice Michelle. Looks alot better without the silver base (AKA..Chucky) ... ;^)
-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.
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