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    Walnut Root Hollow Form

    This hollow form is out of a small piece of walnut root that Larry Merlau sent me a while back.

    Thanks, Larry!

    By the time I whittled things down, it ended up at 3 1/2" wide by 2 1/2" tall. The walls are about 1/8" thick except right inside the rim, where it's about 1/16" thicker. The opening is just shy of 1" wide...about all I can do with my 3/4" boring bars. Finished with Antique Oil and buffed. It's nice tight-grained wood, so the finish came out real smooth.

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    The curve's not perfect, but of course I didn't see it until I was cropping the pics.

    Comments and suggestions are appreciated -
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    That's sure a pretty little thing Vaughn. I love the shape a lot!
    Aloha,

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    Funny, I figured that piece was at least 8" or so in diameter

    It sure is a nice piece Vaughn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    This hollow form is out of a small piece of walnut root that Larry Merlau sent me a while back.

    Thanks, Larry!
    Vaughn you sure do nice work great piece as always,and Larry sure gave up a great piece of wood.
    Steve
    Last edited by Vaughn McMillan; 03-19-2009 at 09:45 AM. Reason: Fixed [/quote] tag

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    Thanks guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Funny, I figured that piece was at least 8" or so in diameter ...
    Yeah, it was sort of strange adjusting down to something this small. I've been turning mostly medium to large pieces lately. One exception is the 'baby' bowls that are the last ones out of the coring rig. It's surprising how fast the little pieces are to make in comparison to the bigger ones. I also notice that I can rough out a small bowl in just a few minutes, whereas a year or two ago the same bowl might have taken me an hour to rough out.
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    I thought the piece was larger also. Well done, hard to beat walnut.

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    well it shrunk alot it was bigger when i sent it to him wil have to find a bigger piece next time so he has enough to work with..
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    I guess I am with the rest. If you hadn't said the size I would never have guessed. That is a pretty piece Vaughn. Well done.
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    I think you are on to something, Vaughn.

    Send the picture into art shows and tell them it is huge. If it is accepted, then make the big one and tell them they must have a bad monitor.
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    looks great Vaughn. Methinks you are having way too much fun.

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