prickly tall vase

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Project by michelletwo posted 07-05-2013 01:17 PM 963 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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this was a commissioned piece by a fella who knew what he wanted. My problem was understanding his wishes and then achieving it. I have never textured anything like this, this way. Rough & prickly. I was not too fond of this, but it was growing on me. then I posted it to Woodturners Unlimited forum, where it won Turning of the week! I luvved it after that!! LOL LOL Hope you find it interesting.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 07-05-2013 01:24 PM

I find the hardest things to do is understand what people ‘want’. I do much better if I make it first and let them pick from what I have. But you did a great job on it. It really is a cool piece. Sometimes it takes others to get us out of our comfort zones! ;)



-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 07-05-2013 01:26 PM

I like the side slash on both this and your tall blue vase. This has a unique texture too.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#3 posted 07-05-2013 02:00 PM

Commissioned pieces are the most difficult to do. I did see this on Woodturnings Unlimited and it was nice to see it as Turning of the Week. Interpretation of what the customer wants is just to difficult.

-- Ron Campbell

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#4 posted 07-05-2013 03:00 PM

You responded we’ll to the client’s wishes and got peer recognition. That’s great but I think I know how you feel/felt about it originally. I think it may be the way I feel about shabby chic. .......... Why doesn’t somebody refinish the poor thing? It has to be hard to leave something in a rough, sort of unfinished state when you pride yourself on how well you can finish.
As a fulfilment of a request I applaud it. But sorry, I can’t love this one like I do your others.

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

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#5 posted 07-06-2013 02:01 AM


-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 07-06-2013 02:44 PM

The customer is always right ,that I have learned .
To each his own and you fulfilled his wish .

-- Kiefer 松

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