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I made this pierced hollow vessel for an art show. It is 4 ½” by 12 ½” walnut (the river) and hard maple (the log jam). It is my first attempt at piercing, but it will not be my last.I came in second.
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#1 posted 02-23-2014 02:02 PM
Congrats on this piece. I have one in process and really appreciate the work that went into it. Do you have any tips for getting this done?
-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973
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#2 posted 02-23-2014 02:51 PM
Very awesome work.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#3 posted 02-23-2014 05:48 PM
Very nice. I love the piercings.
-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk
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#4 posted 02-23-2014 08:01 PM
congratulations on your placing, always great to try new directions, well donePete
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
#5 posted 02-23-2014 09:48 PM
The main tip I have is to take your time and practice on a scrap piece. I had never pierced a piece before working on the vessel. Do not try to get fancy to start with, I would have been better off to just do the piercings and skip putting in the logs in between them and the outside. Sanding of the piercings was the biggest problem I had. In this case more would have been better, so the bigger area that you do gives you room to sand. I tried to use a rotary tool and burned the edges.
To me that burned area takes away from the piece, and is the reason I did not win. I am going to get a dienst tool next, the right tool for the job.
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#6 posted 02-24-2014 12:20 AM
Very Nice Project Indeed! Great Workmanship! Thanks For Sharing!
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#7 posted 02-24-2014 01:51 AM
This is awesome.
You did a fantastic job.
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#8 posted 02-24-2014 06:58 AM
I don’t get it but I like the look.There’s lots of things I don’t get….................
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