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What do you think of this, it’s a vase 12” tall 4” at it’s widest point with 1/8 to 3/16” walls fashioned after a Greek vessel from before Christ. It’s made of Ambrosia Maple. I put on several coats of a Varathane Professional Oil Based finish. Is it too shiny??

-- Syd Sellers Old woodturners never die, they just keep chipping away!

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#1 posted 541 days ago

Looks great to me, Syd!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 541 days ago

Beautiful piece of work, I think it looks great!

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#3 posted 541 days ago

very impressive
I prefer a smoother curve between the neck and the body

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#4 posted 541 days ago

Nice turning Syd. When it comes to shiny finishes on smooth turnings, I like to rub out the final coat with some auto rubbing compound. This seems to add a little more depth and also results in a slightly more tactile surface. I have to say though that your finish looks very good.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 541 days ago

Unique turning

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 540 days ago

Looks great to me. If you like shiny, I think it easily passes the test (only too shiny if that highlights flaws and I don’t see that here).

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#7 posted 539 days ago

Very beautiful piece! Like the amazing shape and the finish too. Great turning!

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