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Crotch bowl from firewood (2)

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Project by PASs posted 756 days ago 1156 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the other half of the crotch from my firewood pile.
For this I made the center of the split the top.
Finished in Linseed oil.
The natural edge is weathering, not burning.
Additional photos available at: https://plus.google.com/photos/106338834595233608122/albums/5754452780107566321

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."





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Bearpaw

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#1 posted 756 days ago

I do not do turning because I would not be good at it. I do admire the people and their work. This is a nice piece and you have good vision for seeing something in a piece of firewood.

Noticed your wings. I am retired Navy Air.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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peteg

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#2 posted 756 days ago

Nice job, always great to view these “natures rescue” pieces :)
Pete

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

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scottb

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#3 posted 756 days ago

very cool. I love the design of it, seeing the bowl emerge from the log.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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nonickswood

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#4 posted 755 days ago

I like the Natural Look, very cool!!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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sras

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#5 posted 755 days ago

That looks like a very challenging piece to turn!! You really nailed it on the thin border – looks great! While it is very beautiful, I am more impressed by what that had to look like on the lathe.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Roger

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#6 posted 755 days ago

That is a fine piece Pete. Don’t you get some serious wobble on your lathe when you do this? Either way, amazing outcome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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AaronSKuehn

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#7 posted 755 days ago

What a great piece! I’ve done a couple of similar projects and admire that you were able to keep that void in the rim of the bowl shape. So easy to have those totally fall apart. Great work!

-- Aaron

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PASs

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#8 posted 755 days ago

Roger, talk about coincidence, I actually made a before and after video of the work turning on the lathe!
It’s now posted with the photos, just scroll to the bottom at: https://plus.google.com/photos/106338834595233608122/albums/5754452780107566321

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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Roger

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#9 posted 755 days ago

Thnx Pete. I checked both vids out. Wow, there was some wobble… Had to be a little ruff conquering that, and you certainly did it. Really came out nicely. Very kool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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TerinaC

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#10 posted 755 days ago

That is just lovely Pete – you have a great eye for what lay within!

-- Terina C

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