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Thread: Two matching hollow vessels.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006

    Two matching hollow vessels.

    It's been a while since I've turned anything of note as I've been working on a built in storage unit (posted under the flatwork section of this site).

    I won two nice pieces of maple burl in my guild's raffle a few months ago, which I used to turn a matching pair of hollow vessels.

    The first is solid, and I actually left a couple of inches in the base to make in nice and heavy to support an ichibana arrangment my wife will make.
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    The second has a nice pair of voids, so I turned this one thinner: tapered from 1/8" at the top to 1/4" at the base, which will help with stability once an arrangement is used with it.
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    Thanks for looking,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Both are very nice looking vases. It is always good to get back to turning. Well done.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nice work. Wood is also beautiful.

    The void looks like a profile of a man in a caricature.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan
    Nice work Gari! Beautiful wood! Was wondering about the sizes and what you did for a finish?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Thank guys! Yes, the void does look like a man eating a timbit!

    The sizes are roughly 4" x 7" tall, and the finish for both are a couple of coats of Tung Oil, followed by the Bealle buffing system.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    They both look great, Gari. Sweet wood, and I like what you did with it.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Austin TX

    I'll be redundant; both look great! Wonderful wood and finish.
    Lee Laird
    Austin TX

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