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    Chinaberry

    This is a simple bowl made of Chinaberry, it is just over 14" in diameter. The finish is Tung oil and paste wax. comments / critques welcome
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    another winner ,, how did you do the feet i saw on the bottom just use some sanding and chisel work?
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    Chinaberry

    Beautifull piece,I took down a chinaberry tre last yr while here in Tampa and turned some beautifull pieces from it.

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    That's another beauty, Dennis. I like the little footsies on the bottom.

    Larry, the feet are very difficult to do. You have to reverse the perpendicular vernacular, then random chuck the spigot into a cross-tie. As long as the drawbar is tight, you're good to go. If not, then it's back to the drop slider for awhile. Once that's done, all that's left is the dancing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Larry, the feet are very difficult to do. You have to reverse the perpendicular vernacular, then random chuck the spigot into a cross-tie. As long as the drawbar is tight, you're good to go. If not, then it's back to the drop slider for awhile. Once that's done, all that's left is the dancing.

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    ps: to me they just look like they're glued/stuck there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That's another beauty, Dennis. I like the little footsies on the bottom.

    Larry, the feet are very difficult to do. You have to reverse the perpendicular vernacular, then random chuck the spigot into a cross-tie. As long as the drawbar is tight, you're good to go. If not, then it's back to the drop slider for awhile. Once that's done, all that's left is the dancing.
    yea what vaughn said...
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    Very nice piece, looks a lot like Elm to me.

    The feet are great, but I agree with Vaughn......... I think.....

    All I know is that they are hard to do, and I've not had the guts to give it a try......... yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post

    Larry I stand with you in solidarity as another non-turner.
    Just ignore that long-haired chai swigging left coaster.

    ...art

    ps: to me they just look like they're glued/stuck there.
    Regular ol' Lipton for this hippie.

    My bet is that the feet are carved/sanded and part of the original blank.
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    Thanks for the explanation Vaughn unfortunatly you lost me with your explanaition? Are there any books or DvD's on doing those type of feet? I would love to give doing them a try. It might be fun.
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    Dennis how is that wood to work with? I love the looks of the grain on it. Nice details of the rings. How difficult is it to get a level bowl with doing those type of feet? You did a great job on it.
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