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Project by BarbS posted 654 days ago 1049 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I can’t seem to quit making ‘Spittoons!’ This banded bowl of spalted sycamore (5-3/4” diameter) came out with the upper lip a bit too high for the design, I think, but to correct it and make it more proportional, I’d need to eliminate about 3/8” of the nice spalting pattern off the top, so I left it alone. All comments appreciated.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/





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patron

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#1 posted 654 days ago

anyone using your turnings
as spittoons

needs to have their heads examined

with a mallet

very nice barbs
as usual

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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BarbS

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#2 posted 654 days ago

LOL, thanks, David. Well, I see a spittoon every time I look at it, is all.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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patron

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#3 posted 654 days ago

i guess you are just
a country girl at heart

‘leave the bottle barkeep
and i’ll have another plug
of that tobaky’

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 654 days ago

Nice shape and the grain is amazing

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Tom Godfrey

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#5 posted 654 days ago

I think you should just leave it as it is. Why take something that took nature years to create and destroy it? Been missing seeing any projects from you lately. Was wondering if you have retired from woodworking.
I agree that anyone uses this or any wood turning for a spittoons, they need to have an adjustment made to their head.
Hope you are doing okay. Have a great week

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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BarbS

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#6 posted 654 days ago

Thanks, Tom. Sorry I’ve been a little scarce around here. My spring/early summer was spent with two sickies in the hospital, but all is well now (except for our fires) and I’m back in the shop all the time I can get there. Also working on two little lidded pots of beautiful persimmon; I’ll post those later. I have a lo-o-ong To Do list! And Christmas is coming. It’s on my mind, too.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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SPalm

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#7 posted 654 days ago

Hey Barb, it looks like a bowl to me. Nice.

Life has gotten in the way for me too, I can not wait to get some more shop time.
Here’s to Christmas presents (for an excuse).

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 654 days ago

Nothing to spit on anyhow…..Love the grain.

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 654 days ago

For proportion apply the golden ratio to it. I came up with about 1/4” +/= off with your 5 3/4” diameter. you wouldn’t lose that much and might even bring more of the spalting to the very top.

A small light shadow line under the lip would give it a more finished look, maybe a 1/8” bead or how about pushing the lip up with a 1/4” straight and a 1/8” bead under that?

Edit:

It looks great to me…. I’d trade you some more Sycamore or local oak for it!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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peteg

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#10 posted 654 days ago

I like the shape Barb with the feature ring in the middle, lovely piece of timber shown of by a great turn :)
pete

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

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BarbS

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#11 posted 654 days ago

Dallas, I agree on the ratio. I was thinking of it in thirds, and the bead is 1/4” too low. Another bead might have been a good idea, but I don’t see it going straight and another bead added. I don’t know. I guess this is a result of not drawing it out first, of just letting my hands go where they wanted without planning where to land!

Thanks, Deon, Jamie, Steve and Pete…glad you guys like it. I have yet to turn a piece that I don’t find fault with, and when they’re done, that seems to be all I can see, darn it. But proportions? That’s pretty important, and I want to get it ‘right.’

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Roger

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#12 posted 654 days ago

Oh, BarbS….. That is awesome! It would look more awesome with a few big ole scoops o Krogers Private Selection Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chip Ice Cream towering over the top of that fine rim you turned… :) Very nice bowl.

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

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BarbS

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#13 posted 654 days ago

Good suggestion, Roger! Thanks for the image now occupying my brain all night! ;-)

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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dee2

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#14 posted 654 days ago

Very nice, spalting is beauty! I try to leave the best looking part of the piece, despite proportion. I have a stack of ready to turn pieces, will try to keep the proportion in mind. I usually stop when I like the look of it. I always have a pic that I work from, but the final piece never matches the pic, whether it’s a vase or bowl!

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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Dallas

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#15 posted 654 days ago

Add minor shadow lines instead of bead? I call them 1/8” but that’s just convenience for me.
I really don’t see a spittoon there, but I see it needs something.

I wish I could help more.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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