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Chestnut hollow vase

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Project by jim65 posted 12-18-2013 12:56 PM 759 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hollowed vase, 10 inch diameter. I used to live in the wonderful town of Gmunden Austria. The city gardner gave me about 20 chestnut burls a few years back when they trimmed the trees on the promenade by the lake. I have been working my way through the pile. Hollowed out to about 3/8” Danish oil and clear shellac finish. Thanks for looking!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 01:29 PM

Jim, That is absolutely beautiful. I really love the grain and patterns.
Congratulations.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 01:35 PM

Beautiful turning. Well done.

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

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 03:42 PM

Looks elegant

-- Dreaming patterns

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 07:12 PM

Very nice turning Jim and that chestnut is awesome…excellent vase, thanks for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 12-19-2013 03:53 AM

Gret work, awesome looking timber.

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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#6 posted 12-20-2013 01:49 PM

That city gardner was a very good friend to have. Very well done with shape and form.

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#7 posted 12-23-2013 05:04 PM

Nice form. favourited for later thanks.

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