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I thought I had shared this one when I finished it, but I guess not…

This hollow vessel is roughly 6”x6” made of pine and has a gloss poly finish with a scar feature.

This piece was designed to show that many of us live with scars, be they physical or emotional, and they are what shape us into who we’ve become. I used this piece as a means to capture some of my scars into something worth showing off. I hope you like it.

and all comments good, bad or otherwise are always appreciated.

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#1 posted 10-26-2011 05:55 AM

Bravo! This is very very good! I really like it.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 10-26-2011 06:20 AM

Great Job Darryl…
Scars can be ugly, but when all is said and done, they are symbols of healing…
Glad to see you getting some time back in the shop my Friend…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 10-26-2011 06:26 AM

Lovely job Darryl, you know we all carry the “scars of life” in some form or other, it’s how we heal is the most important thing, go well :)))

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

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#4 posted 10-26-2011 12:21 PM

This is a very nice looking vessel. I have never thought about turning pine but the looks of this piece has inspired me to give pine more concideration….. Nice job.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 10-26-2011 01:31 PM

Great piece, Darryl!!!!!!!!!!! Your are the SK!

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

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#6 posted 10-26-2011 01:34 PM

Well done Darryl.Love that pine.

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#7 posted 10-26-2011 01:42 PM

A real Shinner! Looks great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 10-26-2011 03:31 PM

Wow this is awesome, I’m not usually a fan of segmented stuff but this really stands out! Probably my favorite one. Thanks for sharing, u did a great job. The finish looks perfect

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#9 posted 10-26-2011 04:17 PM

Very beautiful piece.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 10-26-2011 08:19 PM

I like it, as you used pine & the rows don’t line up perfectly..and it has scars…sounds like most of us.

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#11 posted 10-26-2011 08:40 PM

Darryl – I have not been the least bit interested in turning bowls, EVER, until I saw this one. Heck, I have a lathe but haven’t used it to do anyting but play around a bit… But now I’m intensely curious how you did this ‘segmented’ thing… Any insight?

It’s inspirational. Really.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#12 posted 10-26-2011 08:47 PM

That’s a beauty, love the symbolism too. I have plenty of scar tissue and can relate.

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#13 posted 10-27-2011 12:24 AM

wow! thanks everyone for the kind words, it really means a lot coming from the talented group we have here!

Smitty_Cabinetshop: the trick to segmented turning is to have an accurate and flexible tablesaw sled. I spend much more time prepping, cutting and gluing stock than I do turning the piece!

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#14 posted 10-27-2011 12:28 AM

Love the color!!!! Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#15 posted 10-27-2011 01:24 AM

I know where you are coming from, Darryl.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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