50 shades of walnut

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Project by Bill posted 07-27-2013 01:19 AM 1247 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This vase is made of 150 pieces, give or take a few. and completely walnut. starting with sapwood, going to darker heartwood, and the top ring is nearly black burl. Added a small band of turquoise to the top for zing. Wife insisted I use 50 shades for the title.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 07-27-2013 01:36 AM

Nice piece. Sure has enough colors to have the name. Great,job.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#2 posted 07-27-2013 02:22 AM

Wow! how long to make this gem!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 07-27-2013 06:21 AM

That is really Beautiful, I love Walnut and you used it to perfection.
I love the zing as well, Bentwood Walnut Rings with Turquoise inlay are my most requested item!
Super Duper Job!
Thank you for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 07-27-2013 11:00 AM

Wow that is beautiful, simply stunning….the Turquoise loos great against the dark wood…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 07-27-2013 01:03 PM

Now that’s a lot of Walnut and a new family treasure ! the name fits, nice design and execution ! Thank you for sharing. don s.

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#6 posted 07-27-2013 06:25 PM

It’s realy beautiful vase! I love this segment turning tchnique although I never try it yet.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 07-27-2013 11:07 PM

50 shades o pure perfection! WowZa!! Dang, that’s gorgeous!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 07-28-2013 01:25 AM

Looks Beautiful.

-- John, Illinois,

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#9 posted 07-30-2013 02:36 PM

Stunningly beautiful bowl! Like the different shades of walnut mixed with the black burl and the turquoise makes a great accent. Impressive work!

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