Collaborative effort avocado hollow form

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Project by interpim posted 02-25-2012 03:45 AM 1863 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As the title says, this was a collaborative effort.

The wood is from the stash of avocado wood I got from the firewood dealer about a week back.
I turned the vessel, and my wife applied dyes and sanded.

I believe the color came out wonderfully, and this one will be going to work with me to sit on my desk.

Also, I built another light box for taking photos. These look a ton better than the last pics I took, now I just have to dial in my camera.

Comments/Critiques are appreciated.

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 03:46 AM

Beautiful. great work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

#2 posted 02-25-2012 04:04 AM

Very beautiful work,Robert !!!


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#3 posted 02-25-2012 05:27 AM

I’m a big Avocado wood fan , a lot of my stuff is in Avocado wood. This is very cool I wouldn’t have guessed that it would have come out so well being turned. You’ve done a great job with this piece.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#4 posted 02-25-2012 06:14 AM

Nice job :)

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

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 11:31 AM

Your HF are coming out very nice. Great form; and the colouring and finish really make them. Makes me want to pick them up and hold them….......that’s a good thing. If I was to critique anything, I would say the bottom is a bit on the wide side, and maybe it should turn in a bit right at the base…........... But hey what do I know !

Well done.

And the pictures are much nicer as well. Just need to set up the white balance….

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 11:48 AM

this is very eye-popping. the finish is awesome. really outstanding

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 12:14 PM

Beautiful piece. Tell the wife she did a great job on the finish..

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

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#8 posted 02-25-2012 06:25 PM

Beautiful turning, and your wife did a great job. My wife only comes in the shop to tell me one thing
” stop working and eat something before you pass out dummy”.

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

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#9 posted 02-25-2012 06:28 PM

I just sit back and watch you turners. Incredibly nice.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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