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    Apple Vases.

    Hello all.
    This is my first post for a while,over 12 months i think
    Just thought seeing as how there are a few members from the UK posting on here i thought i would re-join and show my latest pieces,which are two Apple Vases showing some lovely colouring.
    Large one is 13-1/2" tall by 6-1/2" wide.
    The smaller one is 9" tall by 6-1/2" wide.
    Hollowed out using the Lyle Jamieson hollowing rig which i have just recently acquired which i am finding to be a very good tool to use.
    Hope you like em,and hope to be visiting and posting more often

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Very, very nice Paul.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Wow, those look great, Paul. Impressive size, too, especially the big one. Isn't captive hollowing wonderful?
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Welcome back. Very nice work. Those are, indeed, impressive. How is apple to work with?
    Keep the posts coming.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Very nice Paul!
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
    My Website

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Glad you stopped by Paul!

    Those are really nice, and I'm impressed as I've always heard that Apple was very hard to work with, it wants to crack....
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Glad you stopped by again and posting. Those are beauties. Great looking wood.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

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    Thanks for the welcome back and comments folks,much appreciated
    Glad you like these two pieces as they are only my real first attempts at hollowing this deep,and that is thanks to the Munro tool and the LJ rig which i find a lot easier on my back and arms to use.Just love the laser guide
    The Apple has been stored for about two years in log form.
    First twelve months stored outside just under a tarp,than brought into my dry storeage area.
    Sorted them out last week and there was big splits in the ends which i just cut off on the bandsaw ready to use.
    In fact the first log i put on was too badly split,so that was cut up into smaller blanks for other use.It is too nice to throw away.
    I have read that Apple is best turned green and than very thinly which is what i did with my vey first Apple piece about eighteen months- two years ago.That piece did warp nicely but didn't split
    Apple i think turns lovely,wet or dryish.
    Managed to turn another one today which i will post later on

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    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Tampa & NC

    Apple Vases

    Beautifull pieces

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