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Thread: Mora Vessel w/ Beech Pedestal

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    Mora Vessel w/ Beech Pedestal

    Here is a piece that I turned from a 2 x 8 x 8 piece of Mora. It is a hard, dense wood that takes finish well. I used Teak Oil for finish; it required only two coats. The pedestal is Beech; it required an additional coat of finish. I Beall buffed the piece as well. Comments welcome.



    Here you can see where a bit of the sapwood was in this block...


    ...and here is the inside.
    Nobody gets between me and my ice cream......

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    Mark, that is stunning stuff, the wood is really beautify!

    I love the bowl, I'm not so sure about the pedestal, but my wife says she thinks it looks nice, so what do I know
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    Wow that is a beauty. Really like the form and finish.
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    What's not to like. Beautiful piece of wood, excellent turning work, great finish. This is beautiful. Love your choice of wood for the pedistal. Such a lovely piece.
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    Beautiful, Mark, as always!!!
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    become so uncommon?

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    Boy Mark, once you figure out how to use that buffer, you're gonna be golden.

    Great work man...the finish is one of the best I've seen in a long time.
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    Now....that's elegant.

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    The bowl is lovely but IMHO doesn't work with the pedestal. One without a grain, perhaps ebonised would be better and less distracting.

    Just a peronal taste thing.

    Pete

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    Mora Vessel w/Beech Ppedestal

    FANTASTIC PIECE,not much else ta say

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    Mark, that is a beautiful bowl. Turned well and finished to perfection.

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