Log Jam on the River

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Project by LSJ posted 180 days ago 806 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- I like to turn

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#1 posted 180 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 180 days ago

Very awesome work.

-- 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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#3 posted 180 days ago

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 180 days ago

congratulations on your placing, always great to try new directions, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 180 days ago

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.

-- I like to turn

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#6 posted 180 days ago

Very Nice Project Indeed! Great Workmanship! Thanks For Sharing!


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#7 posted 180 days ago

This is awesome.

You did a fantastic job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 180 days ago

I don’t get it but I like the look.
There’s lots of things I don’t get….................

-- mike...............

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