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    candy dish

    Well i finally got to turn something. I've been working on some childrens rockers for a guy and decided to take a brake.
    It's made of spalted pecan with peach base and final. it's 6 1/2 by5 with a 4" final.
    thanks for looking and all comments welcome.Please let me know what i can do to make my stuff better.
    Steve
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    Nice job. Overall, this is a great piece but I'd have liked a different colored finial and the base

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    Nice job. Overall, this is a great piece but I'd have liked a different colored finial and the base
    Thanks that's he kind of info i'm looking for

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    Great looking candy dish. Really nice finish. I agree with a contrasting finial and base. I like ebony but can get expensive so I use india ink on walnut to make it look like ebony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Please let me know what i can do to make my stuff better.
    Steve
    Steve,
    I woouldn't change a thing.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Great looking candy dish. Really nice finish. I agree with a contrasting finial and base. I like ebony but can get expensive so I use india ink on walnut to make it look like ebony.
    Thanks. I almost used ebony on the final, as i have a few pen blanks i got just for that.don't have any thing big enough for the base so that's why i went with the peach.Does the ink work with any other woods?
    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Steve,
    I woouldn't change a thing.
    Don thanks i'll keep trying till i die probably.

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    like the main bowl well but i agree on a contrasting finale.. the pecan is great but the peach blends in and i think the contrast would be better
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    Yes Stephen it does work on other woods. Walnut is already dark and works well. I have used maple and other woods.
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    Very nice. The finish is great. Finials can be tricky, good job. I agree, a contrasting color for the finial would be a nice touch. Rest, leave as is.
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    Very beautiful dish. Great work. My tastes would like a shorter less complex finial on that dish tough.
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