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Thread: Endgrain Maple Vase

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan

    Endgrain Maple Vase

    This maple vase gave me fits when I roughed it out as it was so wet it just gummed up the cutters and refused to cooperate! Finally got it roughed out, soaked it in DNA and set it aside for when I wanted to turn something that would totally frustrate me!

    Well, frustrating or not – I liked the form and decided to finish it so I could submit it to a local juried art show that is coming up very soon.

    Maple Vase, 10 Ό” high x 4” at widest diameter x 1/8” thick, sanded to 320 grit and has several coats of Minwax Wipe-On Gloss Poly. The vase is actually full of small curl but the photos did not capture that effect.

    Attachment 37145 Attachment 37146 Attachment 37147 Attachment 37148 Attachment 37149
    As always, your comments, opinions and critiques are welcome!

    Thanks for looking!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Schlumpf View Post
    Thanks for looking!
    Thanks for showing.

    Beautiful form Steve! Let us know what the outcome of the submission to the show!
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I think the technical term for that is "Sa-weeet!" Great-looking piece, Steve. That last 1/8" of wall removal must have been kind of nerve-wracking.
    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
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Looks like a "Winner" to me
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    It should get high praise at the show. It is a beautiful piece.

  6. #6
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    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    A real beauty Steve.
    Bernie W.

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    and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”

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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    That is a great piece of work, beautiful... looks line one of those greek jars, amphorah (sp??)..
    I'm saving a block of Maple just for a piece like that...
    I want to try one of those soon, but don't have a steady yet.... so I'll just keep saving the piece for a while....
    Tellico Plains, TN
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  8. #8
    That's a beautiful piece, Steve. The proportions look spot on.

    Thanks for sharing. Your work is inspirational!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Central Illinois
    Lookin' Good Steve. Good luck with the Jury.

    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
    Outstanding Steve! I have a walnut piece that is roughed out in a similar end-grain style, just need to finish it. I'll be happy if it turns out half as good as yours!

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