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Project by wheels posted 712 days ago 1059 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

had a peach tree die over the winter finially got it cut down and turned this from the root ball so far one coat of BLO can’t decide if to add any gloss to it or leave it organic as the real artists call it

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 712 days ago

Kind of like it as it is. Very cool.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Tom Godfrey

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#2 posted 711 days ago

I wouldn’t change a thing. Looks great to me. You did a fine job of turning.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#3 posted 711 days ago

Looks like a planet that suffered a cataclysm. Don’t change a thing. It’s awesome. You have a really good eye.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#4 posted 711 days ago

no gloss please…..why cover the beauty of nature with a layer of plastic? My favorite finish of all is just plain mineral oil….maybe a little bees wax if I want some luster.

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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#5 posted 711 days ago

Absolutely agree with IssaacH—NO GLOSS!
It’s outstanding on its own!

-- Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. --Theodore I. Rubin

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#6 posted 711 days ago

I think your Piece looks perfect just as I see it. But what ever you do I know it will still look beatufitul.
When In Belize a few years ago my wife and bought one simmilar to yours and it has a satin sheen on it. But the wood is different and I think yours looks great the way it is.

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

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#7 posted 711 days ago

I agree with all of the above – it looks lovely now and natural, as if Mother Nature has crafted this herself.

How do you hollow out something so delicate? I would be afraid just to touch the wood.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#8 posted 711 days ago

This project is full of life!
I like its depth …

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#9 posted 711 days ago

very cool!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 711 days ago

thanks for the comments I will be giving another coast of BLO then maybe so wax

kookaburra I just use a light touch and keep tools sharp I use all shopmade tools sometimes on voids I will wrap with syran wrap but I figured that this one has so many voids to start with that it would only catch on the hollow tool

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Daniel Wise

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#11 posted 711 days ago

I think it looks great as is. The fact that it didn’t fly apart really shows your talent.

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#12 posted 710 days ago

What a great fantasy piece! Like something out of Lord of the Rings!
You almost expect a shining ring to begin glowing deep in the bowl. ;)
Good work. Very inspiring.

-- Neill

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