One legged vessel

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Project by peteg posted 09-21-2011 06:34 AM 2401 views 6 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another attempt at a suspended vessel with a one leg version, This is a piece of Teak simply finished in several coats of Teak oil & given a buff on the mop.
The leg is a piece of old pine that started out as a practice piece however I was pretty happy with the finished shape so kept it, it was ebonised with water based wood dye “green black” the base is a scrap of “some type” ?? found on the floor.
O/all size is 200mm high, the vessel is 140mm x 50mm mid section
The fixture is by way of a couple of cut down copper rose head nails similar to an earlier piece I did.
I made three bases in total, one from a stained piece of Kwila, one from some :black midnight” corian.
still not sute about the base so will probably make another one and change things around a bit
Any comments / suggestions welcome & thanks for the look

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

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#1 posted 09-21-2011 06:44 AM

A great design plus cools woods equals a fantastic piece.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 09-21-2011 07:11 AM

Nice lines! Are you going for a signature piece?

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#3 posted 09-21-2011 09:00 AM

Very unique and nice desig.

-- Dave -

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#4 posted 09-21-2011 10:48 AM

Different but great work. I like it.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 09-21-2011 01:00 PM

The vessel is terrific, not sure about the base although I don’t offer any ideas ….. I do like the one leg design. Your work is really taking on it’s own unique form. good for you. keep them coming.

as an after thought…..maybe the base should reflect the vessel…teak… buy inverted …..just a thought.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 09-21-2011 01:23 PM

Very nice Pete, I like the one leg support.

-- Mel,

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#7 posted 09-21-2011 01:46 PM

Nice work Pete. The one piece leg and vase flow very well together.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#8 posted 09-21-2011 02:39 PM

I always enjoy seeing your projects. You are so creative and come up with some outstanding designs, this one is very nice.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 09-21-2011 02:39 PM

Wonderfully creative design, Pete. I really like this piece!

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

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#10 posted 09-21-2011 03:15 PM

I’m liking your experiments a Lot, Pete. Very nice!


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#11 posted 09-21-2011 04:12 PM

I for one really like it .
The leg flows well and although graceful and slender, easily carries the heavier vessel on it’s back.
Great experiment

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#12 posted 09-21-2011 04:30 PM

I’m having fun thinking about the process of creating that. That’s cool, Pete!

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#13 posted 09-21-2011 05:17 PM

Love the shapes! Very nice – thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 09-21-2011 05:44 PM

I think it looks great. The base seems a little heavy – maybe its footprint is right, but it’s too tall? (Just the base, not the leg).

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#15 posted 09-21-2011 06:58 PM

Now that is really cool.
My my, you have an eye for design.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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