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Project by Kerux2 posted 349 days ago 793 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I tried a walnut collar out… don’t know if I went through the best process of making one… but it came out okay. This is 5 1/2” high and 4 3/4” in diameter.

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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 349 days ago

Beautiful grain—you really coaxed the hidden nature out of that piece from mother nature. Outstanding job!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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VaOak

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#2 posted 349 days ago

Nice job – did you have to stabilize the wood before turning?

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 349 days ago

A real work of art, love the wood.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 349 days ago

Beautiful vase…excellent, excellent job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 349 days ago

That is a great looking vase. Your choice of a walnut collar with the spalted maple is well pronounced.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 349 days ago

Wow, that is one beautiful vase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What finish did you use?
................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Kerux2

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#7 posted 349 days ago

Thank you everyone. The finish is 3 coats of shellac sanding inbetween, and then 5 coats of wipe on poly.

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John Choponis

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#8 posted 349 days ago

Very nice!

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ken_c

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#9 posted 348 days ago

I’m liking it!

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#10 posted 347 days ago

Nice – we’ve been playing with spalted maple and beech lately. Making for some very cool turnings.

Good choice of a log for this one, I like when the branch intersections come in at odd angles and you get that little spider web split out from the knot.

We’re stabilizing with epoxy on most of ours, as they are storm falls and firewood saves. A few exploded while hollowing out before we got to stabilize but we’re getting enough to survive to get some cool stuff.

Keep going – great way to turn firewood into artwork!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 345 days ago

Gorgeous bowl! Like the shape and the grain patterns look amazing with the great finish. Excellent job!

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CalgaryGeoff

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#12 posted 328 days ago

The spaulted pieces are my favorite as they are unique and so dang interesting. Very nice turning !

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WayneC

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#13 posted 326 days ago

Lovely figure.

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