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Segmented Birds Eye Maple & Ebony Vase with Red Oak base 8” D x 6 1/4” H 401 pieces

Finished with several coats Polymerized Linseed Oil and Beeswax then Wipe on Poly and a coat of Wax.

This one took me a while as I was still recuperating from my total knee replacement surgery and couldn’t stand for long and had to take many breaks and the month of January is how long it took me to make this. My knee is healing nicely and I am walking with no pain now and YES the operation was totally worth it! I do not have full range of motion with it yet and may never have the full motion that I had before but the absence of pain makes up for that!

Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL





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Jimthecarver

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#1 posted 874 days ago

Wow….Stunning contrast.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Cozmo35

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#2 posted 874 days ago

BE-U-TEE-FUL!!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Martyroc

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#3 posted 874 days ago

That is awesome! The design is spectacular, really nice job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Woodwrecker

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#4 posted 874 days ago

That is a museum quality piece Erwin!
Your turning talent level just keeps going up!
You choice in wood selection is spectacular as well !

-- Having fun...Eric

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SawdustTX

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#5 posted 874 days ago

Beautiful!

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 874 days ago

Beautiful an amazing vase ,it’s such an impressive work of art.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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peteg

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#7 posted 874 days ago

Sure is a very nice piece Erwin, looks like a lot of careful cutting & tight glueing followed by a great turn. Fabulous timber selection & matching, bet you keep this one :: )))
Hey great to hear the op’ went well & you’re on the mend
Cheers mate
Pete

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

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PatBrownfield

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#8 posted 874 days ago

wow thats looks Great

-- Pat Brownfield Westland,Michigan

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JohnnyDust

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#9 posted 874 days ago

Makes me wonder if you don’t need to get that other knee replaced… :-) Just kidding! That is an amazing work of art. The patience needed on two good knees (hmmm) would be much more than I could muster if I had anything like your skill. Hard to improve on perfection….

-- I'm not crying... That's dust in my eyes!

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woodshaver

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#10 posted 874 days ago

Gorgeous piece! Anyone would be proud to display that in their home!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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kiefer

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#11 posted 874 days ago

That is one beautiful vase !
Looks like you are feeling better by looking at this .
The segmenting is tight and precise in pattern .
It doesn’t get better than that .

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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lizardhead

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#12 posted 874 days ago

Very nice piece Bear: I was intrigued by your first words (my best work ever) so I took a look at your other pieces to compare—Hell man Your first piece looks better than my last. Any how that is a great piece and the feature ring gave me an idea of inserting an array of the (rather my) most common used species of wood highlighted in a bordered Ebony frame. Now I’m starting to drool—gotta go

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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Dan'um Style

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#13 posted 874 days ago

Well done Bud!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Moron

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#14 posted 874 days ago

nice kick at the can

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Moron

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#15 posted 874 days ago

stay focused at what u do well

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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