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  1. #1

    Turning 'hack' at work...

    Since I haven't moved the whole shop over yet (next weekend ), I've made time to piddle with my stash of mesquite cutoffs. Take it easy on me... I'm self taught, and had a poor teacher.

    Comments on form and what not are welcome. Not necessary to comment on my photography skills, or my use of the cooktop as the setting.

    I seem to have a couple basic shapes that I'm 'comfortable' with, and I struggle if I try to stray too far.

    Little bowl, 5-1/4 by 1-1/2 deep.

    Bigger, 7 x 2-1/2 deep. Probably the prettiest chunk of mesquite I've ever turned... there's a lot going on there that my amateur pictures don't show well.

    Next two are 7-1/4 by 1-1/2... same basic shape, but one has beading detail at the top, the other at the bottom.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv
    Your photo skills held up Kirk. The first one is amazing, just wish it was bigger...the more mesquite, the better. The shallow bowl is great too. I vote for #1
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Central (upstate) NY
    I like the top beading best. Very nice job!

    You've done a good job with the gloss finish. Looking forward to more!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    I can't pick a favorite... all are great and deserve a serious WOW...

    Photographs ain't bad either...
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    They are all great looking pieces. I like the beading on the bowl. Well done.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Inside the Beltway
    I don't think you should be dissing your teacher! These look pretty good to me!



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Kea'au Hawaii. Just down the road from Hilo town!
    Kirk those are nice!! I only hope that I'll be doing anything like those in the future

    What goes around, comes around.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    Serious drool factor there KC teacher and student deserve a round of applause!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Central Illinois
    I have to vote for 1 and 2, lovely shape. All in all, they are all winners!

    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    The second one gets my vote, both for the curly wood and the nice form, including the bead.

    Keep this up and you'll need to drop the "hack" designation.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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