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Thread: Woodsprites crockery

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    Woodsprites crockery

    That's what someone on another forum called it

    My favourite type of turning has always been where there is a combination of the original wood and the turned wood giving a tactile contrast as well as the visual one. (Boy that sounbds pretentious )

    I haven't done one for a while so when this piece of wood came up I decided to go back to my first love.

    Wood is apparently Bradford Pear: Bowl is 6" dia in most directions it's a bit difficult measuring things like this. Approx. 3 1/2" tall, bowl is 3" deep. Finished with wax polish to provide contrast with bark (and lichen )

    I know it's not everyone's taste but be interesting to see what folks think

    Yes it still has lichen on it and the scar is a small branch that was cut ioff and the wound is also polished



    Pete

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    differnt just like me i like the other style like this one.
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    Dunno about everyone else's tastes, but I sure like it.
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    Pete...I just dunno. We are all drawn to wood for it's inate beauty of "what's on the inside". The outside bottom is great...cool color and finish. I think the bowl part (and this sounds stupid) reminds me something weird, just dunno what . It's is a neat idea, half natural edge, half natural!! And again...the bottom is great
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    Absolutely fantastic... I love it! I also have an idea now what I am going to do with some of the pieces I rescued from the wood stove pile
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    I like it, I wouldn't do it, I wouldn't pay money for it (you'd have to know how tight I am), but I do like it. Nice finish, great job.

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    The piece is a beauty. I like it.
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    Pete, I love it! Leaving the moss and lichen on it makes it look very natural and the contrast with the turned part really sets it off. Well Done.
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    You found something interesting inside what was probably a very ugly hunk of wood.

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    I really like it. I have tried to turn some bowls that are a little out of the ordinary too. Not sure if mine matched up. That is a beautiful piece.

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