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Project by Bob Collins posted 1023 days ago 997 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started this 10” vase before I went into hospital to get the knee replaced and just needed some cleaning up and painting to complete. The wood is from a shipping pallet that would have either been dumped at the tip or burnt.
Still trial and error with the piercing, I am using a Dremel 4000 which gives the max rpm of 35,000 well down on what the expert piercers use but I am getting the results I want. By the way, that is intended to be bamboo.

Pic 1 Front Pic 2 Side Pic 3 Back

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools





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sedcokid

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#1 posted 1023 days ago

Hey Bob,
You just get better and better…... Your turning is great, your carving is outstanding and the colors are beautiful!! I trust the knee is working without pain and so glad you are back in the shop!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Sam Shakouri

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#2 posted 1023 days ago

WHAT A COME BACK!! Turning, piercing and painting, all in one. Beautiful, Bob.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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peteg

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#3 posted 1023 days ago

You have realy set this up as your own style Bob, lovely carving to match the piercing & painting.
Hope the knee is starting tp perform a bit better now :))

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

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branch

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#4 posted 1023 days ago

hi bob another beautiful piece of art hope you are taking it easy and keep the knee safe don’t rush things

branch

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Bob Collins

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#5 posted 1023 days ago

Thanks for the comments, knees are doing fine, free of pain and it’s great to be playing with wood again.
Am taking it easy for the next week or so but won’t stop planning ahead.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 1022 days ago

Wow! A pallet never looked better. Nice job,Bob!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 1021 days ago

Thanks Jim, I am finding some nice wood in these pallets you guys are sending over.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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