Upright #2

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Project by peteg posted 09-29-2012 02:14 AM 9089 views 35 times favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t turned the lathe on for over 6 months so a bit rusty.
This is a follow on from an earlier piece titled “Upright”
A lidded hollow vessel in NZ Rimu, the two side sections are carved and fixed to a black corian leg.
The vessel is again fixed to the leg via a couple of rose head copper nails cut down.
Thought I would add a lid & finial to give a bit more lift & a point of difference.
O/all height is about 220mm, or a bit under 9”.
Any comments or thoughts are welcomed


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

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#1 posted 09-29-2012 02:17 AM

Very, very nice. Love the style and the flow of the piece.

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#2 posted 09-29-2012 02:21 AM

Breath taking. One of the nicest things I have seen here on LJ.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#3 posted 09-29-2012 02:37 AM

Awesome! Hate to see what you’d come up with if you didn’t turn in a year ;)

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#4 posted 09-29-2012 02:40 AM

You have such art within you and the skills to bring it forth!
If you can, stay with your lathe and show us what we can do if we try really hard…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 09-29-2012 02:53 AM

Well worth the wait Pete, that is great, like the nice clean lines and the modern art look. Nice use of the corian, really adds to it. Wonder how something like that would work with plywood.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#6 posted 09-29-2012 03:13 AM

Wow, Pete, I like that. And the height of the finial doesn’t overpower the vessel. It looks more ‘complete’. It’s just beautiful!


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#7 posted 09-29-2012 03:20 AM

Now that is an amazing creation! Makes me want to get a lathe. (but then I wouldn’t know where to begin to create something like this) Maybe in my next life.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 09-29-2012 03:31 AM


Exquisitely delicate! Absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing your great talent with us.


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#9 posted 09-29-2012 03:47 AM


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#10 posted 09-29-2012 03:48 AM

Lovely piece Peteg.

The wood contrast is really nice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 09-29-2012 05:06 AM

Your distinctive, elegant style betrays this as your piece at the very first glance Pete.
I always know your work at first glance.
..... and it never ceases to bring a smile of admiration to my face.

Art, just great art.

Thanks Pete.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#12 posted 09-29-2012 05:09 AM

Yep, that is Art. Very well done.

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#13 posted 09-29-2012 05:57 AM

Totally Awesome

-- Vince

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-- mike...............

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#15 posted 09-29-2012 07:24 AM

Stunning! The stand is such a lovely addition. Wow! I love this!!!!!

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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