coral vase

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Project by zvika posted 02-25-2013 12:13 PM 1342 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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made of avocado tree 6 1/2” D x7 3/4” H.
A crack appeared during turning and I decided not to fight it ,just decorating it with a zipper.
coral surface was done with an electric carving tool and a pyro tool.

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 02:55 PM

Great thinking. When the wood don’t agree with what you did just change the plan. That’s what I call thinking outside the bowl.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 03:14 PM

Awesome recovery.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 03:15 PM

Good save. Sometimes the wood has different ideas than ours. Great carving on this.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-25-2013 05:23 PM

Outstanding vase, carving, recovery – you are an impressive craftsman.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 02-25-2013 05:54 PM

That is really unique and outstanding. I really like the way you have carved the surface. It is such an interesting look and texture.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 02-27-2013 04:51 PM

Gorgeous and very interesting bowl. Cool idea on the zipper. Excellent work!

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#7 posted 03-08-2013 12:30 AM

That’s a really great looking piece! I like the carving, as well as the design modification.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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