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    New turnings, *#8 and the LAST*

    Finally took the time to photo what i've made recently. Rather that shotgun them all in one post, I'll show them one at at a time over the next few days (to prolong your pleasure) First up is a cherry HF made from a chunk that Larry M gave me, thanks again Larry! About 10" dia with a desert ironwood collar. I've never turned green cherry before, it was about the sweetest stuff I've ever turned. Finish is Antique oil. Sorry about the fuzzy photos, I think I need to invest in a decent camera.
    Last edited by Barry Richardson; 06-08-2009 at 02:11 PM.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Barry that is a beauty. Really nice form and finish.
    Bernie W.

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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Dang, that's gorgeous, Barry. I love the figure in the wood, and the contrast with the collar looks good now, and should continue to look good as the cherry darkens.
    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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    Jan 2008
    Austin TX

    Fuzzy or not, that is just beautiful! Like Vaughn, I love the figure, too. Ya done good! Look forward to the following presentations.
    Lee Laird
    Austin TX

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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    ya dun it up right barry you think that smeeled good, i cut some apple last night and that makes cherry smell sour in comparison..
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Sweet is right.

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    Apr 2007
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Gorgeous, Barry, just a gorgeous piece of wood turned into a beautiful HF.
    Why has common sense
    become so uncommon?

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    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    Wow, Berry, that is an awesome HF.

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    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    Those HF just me. As I have a fan behind me blowing dust away from me, when I have tried this type of turning, the wood hits the fan!!!! Very nice and am envious of all of you with this specific talent.
    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake.

    I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place.

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    second piece

    This was made from a Eucalyptus of some sort. The bark was very thick and rough like some pines are. I tried to retain the full layer of bark in this piece, cause it was very unique looking, but it was just too crumbly; so I gave it a haircut. Dia is about 9" at the widest. Finished with laquer (I think, I've lost track of all the different stuff I've been using in my quest for the holy graille of finishes)

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