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The school my wife works at is having their Octoberfest and is looking for donations to sell and raffle off. She volunteered me and I was honored. I wanted a good reason to use some spalted logs I had and this was it.
The largest bowl is 9’’ x 4’’ then 8 1/2’’ x 4’’, 2@ 6 1/2’’ x 3’’. The canister is 7’’ x 5’’. All finished with G. F. salad bowl finish. In picture 2 the top 3 are maple, bottom left is cottonwood, bottom right I’m not sure.

Funny thing about the whole deal is my wife really likes these. Maybe cause there not going to be in the house. LOL
Hope they find a good home. I should probably start signing my work.

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 274 days ago

They look awesome. Hopefully will bring you big money.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 274 days ago

Very nice looking turnings—best wishes on Octoberfest.

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

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 274 days ago

Outstanding collection of turnings. I hope that they fetch enough money at the auction to add a new wing to the school. And you should start signing your work wouldn’t hurt to include the year made and maybe your phone number, so the orders can come in :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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poopiekat

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#4 posted 274 days ago

Well crafted, and excellent selection of grain patterns!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 274 days ago

Nice pieces for the raffle, Dave. She says she likes them so maybe she will be bidding on them, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You may get them back!!...............Jim

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

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littlecope

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#6 posted 274 days ago

Great set of Turnings Dave!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 274 days ago

Very COOL Set!

They will LIKE it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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aussiedave

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#8 posted 274 days ago

A very nice batch of turned items Dave and yes sign your projects. My wife is a potter and she learned very early in selling her pots and vases, unsigned pottery does not sell or if it does you don’t get the price you wanted.
Beautiful spalted wood by the way…:)

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

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 274 days ago

Monte, thanks. The money goes to the school, I get the pride.

John,thanks.I look forward to a nice braut.

Thankyou Bill. Hey any money they make will help keep my taxes down. ha ha

Einstein, thanks. I got lucky with finding a lot of these logs last year.

Mike, thanks for the nice comment.

Thanks Jim. My wife made the comment about buying them back, I said I couldn’t afford it. LOL

Joe, it would make me happy if someone else likes it as much.

Dave, I think I will sign these and others in the future as Bill also agreed. Thanks for the comment. When are you going to start?

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

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woodshaver

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#10 posted 274 days ago

Beautiful set Dave, Love all the nice grain!
Your wife is right! It’s hard to part with a project that nice.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 274 days ago

Thank you Tony. She thinks I’m going to buy it back for her.

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

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hoss12992

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#12 posted 274 days ago

Beautiful work buddy. Love the spalted maple. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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woodshaver

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#13 posted 274 days ago

Dave,
I think you should sign your work. I have an electric iron that my son in law bought for me as a gift. I sing everything now. It a good feeling to have your name on your work and it’s good to know your work has a way to be identified.
You can get one at Rockler.com

oh…ah! Are you going to buy it back for her? :)

Edit.. search “Iron” and you will see more choices.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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doubleDD

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#14 posted 274 days ago

Thanks Hoss. My daughter wants me to make her a electric chair like yours,——another project.

Tony, I have an electric one ( D & M WOODY”S ) from 30 years ago when I made small wooden toys for extra money. Still works fine only too big to work on most of the turning projects. So its either hand write it on or get a small round elec one. Still thinking about it.

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

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Roger

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#15 posted 273 days ago

That’s a very nice collection.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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