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Southwest Style Pot With Pyro

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Project by TedM posted 828 days ago 1097 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Southwest style pot that I made for my wife last Christmas. It is made of Cherry and it is approximately 10 inches in diameter and 7 inches tall.

The lower portion features a ‘swirl’ pattern that was made by using pyrography tools. Both the lower portion, the rim and the inside were dyed black. The dyed parts were buffed with steel wool to give them an antique appearance.

Working with Cherry is always enjoyable (except that it makes me crave Cherry pie! :)). I was able to get a consistent wall thickness that was reasonably thin therefore giving the pot an acceptable lightness when handled.

This was a fun project, especially since it was to be a gift. Yes, she was very pleased.

Thanks for looking. Comments welcomed.

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peteg

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#1 posted 828 days ago

Lovely piece Ted, similar to a piece I posted a couple of days ago :)
Pete

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

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vipond33

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#2 posted 828 days ago

Love the synchronicity of yours and Peteg’s post. Hard to say which I like more but I admire your detail and adore black with wood colour. Nice patient work.
gene

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 828 days ago

The shape is almost a carbon copy of Peteg’s work but the burning is not! You did a fine job!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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sedcokid

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#4 posted 828 days ago

Rather it is like Peteg’s or not it is beautiful!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Philip

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#5 posted 828 days ago

Very beautiful, well done.

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michelletwo

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#6 posted 828 days ago

like the dark area patterns

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TedM

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#7 posted 828 days ago

Yes, the identifying shape of Southwest style pots are very distinguishable, and a common theme for a lot of turners including myself. Appreciate the comparison to Pete’s great piece.

Thanks everyone.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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rance

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#8 posted 827 days ago

I don’t know what synchronicity is, but I sure like this pot. Very well done.

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