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    Walnut Hollow Form

    I had a little fight on my hands with this one. I forgot to wrap it up after the DNA soak and the end grain cracked really bad.

    It's around 7"t x 6"w Started out much larger.

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    I really like that glassy finish. What did you use on it?
    Nobody gets between me and my ice cream......

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    Why does it remind me of Roswell, NM?

    Actually, a beautiful hollow form and great finish.

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    Thanks Mark...The finish is just gloss poly.

    "Why does it remind me of Roswell, NM?"

    LOL thats wrong Frank...Funny but wrong...

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    Looking good Shane. Love the finish, but I think I'd prefer to see a less sharp shoulder on it. (I've made some that were a similar shape...most of us have a UFO or two on the shelf.)

    Keep 'em coming.

    P.S. The bit about "started out much larger" sounds like the proverbial jewelry box that started out as an entertainment center.
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    Unusual shape to me but I like it and the finish looks excellent. Sorry for your troubles. Mitch

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    Different form on this one Shane - pretty cool! Good looking wood - great finish!
    Steve

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    Them cracks and such just "ADD" to the piece, they "ADD" excitement when turning, and "ADD" character when they are done, and people are looking at them

    I'd like to see some more shots, maybe not such a close up, looks like on prudy piece of wood
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    Thanks everyone. I really appreciate the constructive criticism. It’s hard to learn when everyone just tells you "good job" I have some excuses as to the shape but I wont go into that. I struggle with design but its getting better with each one. I think I will start using a picture to get a better feel for it. I am fine if I have something to look at.

    Stuart I will take some more shots of it tomorrow. It looks a lot less like a space ship in person. I think you hit it on the head. The pic is too close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Starnes View Post
    Thanks everyone. I really appreciate the constructive criticism. Itís hard to learn when everyone just tells you "good job"
    That is really true, but it is a fine line to come across as not too critical, and still be encouraging.

    Pictures work for me too, to give me an idea, but the other thing that works really well is to see a shape in person that you like, even if it is smaller than the piece you are working on. I find inspiration right in my own kitchen Of course if I was taking stuff from the kitchen to the Dungeon, I'd be in trouble, so what I do is watch at non-burnable garbage day here, lots of people toss out stuff that is perfectly functional, but they don't want anymore, I find lots of small bowls and even small vases etc. A second hand shop, or a salvation army is also a good spot. You can often buy stuff that the finish on it is so 1970, but the shape, or form is just what you want. To have that in the shop, where you can look at it daily and look at it while you are turning is, for me, a real bonus.

    I'll look forward to the extra pics!

    Stu
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