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    Oak Vase

    This one is 7" high and 3" wide. Finish is 1 coat of danish oil and then 4 coats of general's arm-a-seal semi gloss. The interior is ebonized with vineger and steel wool mixture without any finish over it. Last pic is what I've been using for a photo setup, seems to work pretty well.

    Again comments/critiques please.
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    Nice vase, Jeff. Cool wood, and I like the ebonized interior. That's a nice touch.

    Since you asked for critiques, I'll give you a few of my thoughts. As it is now, the form seems to be essentially two straight lines joined with a curved shoulder in the middle, with a bit of a reverse curve right before the lip. Personally, I'd like to see more of a continuous curve from the lip to the base. The shoulder could be just about anywhere on the form, but I'd prefer a smooth curve from the shoulder to both the lip and the base. You're getting better at this stuff, so I'm being more picky.

    Of course, that's just one guy's opinion, so it's probably worth what you paid for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Nice vase, Jeff. Cool wood, and I like the ebonized interior. That's a nice touch.

    Since you asked for critiques, I'll give you a few of my thoughts. As it is now, the form seems to be essentially two straight lines joined with a curved shoulder in the middle, with a bit of a reverse curve right before the lip. Personally, I'd like to see more of a continuous curve from the lip to the base. The shoulder could be just about anywhere on the form, but I'd prefer a smooth curve from the shoulder to both the lip and the base. You're getting better at this stuff, so I'm being more picky.

    Of course, that's just one guy's opinion, so it's probably worth what you paid for it.
    Thank you Vaughn...that's just what I was looking for!
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    Jeff that is a good looking vase. Myself I would have had the shoulder higher and a more continuous curve from top to bottom.
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    I can only offer a WOW cause I aint done anything that good yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    I can only offer a WOW cause I aint done anything that good yet.
    I can only offer a WOW cause I ain't done ANYTHING YET!

    Your up on me Rob
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    Good effort for sure Jeff, and the pics are really nice.

    I have to agree with what Vaughn is saying, I think a little more fluid curve and you would have nailed it

    It is a process, and you have to do some to get what you like, this one is done, so time for the next one!

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    Fine work... no critiques here. Your photo set up seems to be working just fine too.
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    Jeff,
    Nice piece of wood. I have some oak that I picked up last summer... it was part of a 52" tree and had a couple of burls... I'm beginning to work on some of it, hope mine looks as good as yours. I need to try the ebonizing technique on something one day soon... does it work on all woods or just oaks or woods with some acid in them... I think Oak has a little tannic acid in it.

    Nothing wrong with your photo set up... I use something similar.. I have an old pale blue cloth that I drape over the front of my monitor and under the 24" florescent tube light on my desk, then let the camera flash help with the lighting... I get as good a picture that way as I do using my light tent and it's a lot less trouble to set up.
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    Chuck, I used the ebonizing solution on oak (works great), maple (not so great-turns it kinda dark gray, and walnut (works great but takes a few coats).

    Thanks again to everyone for the comments/critiques.
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