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    Spalted Oak Hollow Form

    Still needs a couple more coats of oil, but it's finished besides that. 7" tall and just about as wide at the rim. Danish oil finish. What do you all think of the shape?
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    Jeff don't know what the rest think, but i like it .
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    Not too sure on this, but it's really down to personal taste. Do yopu like it? that is what matters. Can't help feeling it needs two handles somehow. Don't know why...just looks that way to me. Can't fault it in any way. Just my taste (or lack of it perhaps)

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    I like it
    The rays of the grain are beautiful.
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    Great piece of wood Jeff, You did a fine job on the turning, but the form doesn't really send me. The sharp transition from the side to the top doesn't appeal to me personally, but others will like it more just because of that transition. I guess if all our tastes were the same, things would get boring quickly, huh?
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    Thanks guys...

    Pete, I like the idea of some handles...might have to try that out.
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    Jeff - I really like the wood! Great color!

    I agree that shape/form is a matter of personal taste and what is important is how you feel about it. That being said, I've turned a few things with sharp shoulder areas and in my opinion, the shape would benefit from a smaller foot area and more of a curve going from the shoulder area to the foot. The top portion may benefit from a concave curve to the opening but like I said - it's just an opinion. I do find that the more I turn - the more I try to avoid straight lines as part of a design whenever possible.
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    Wow Jeff, that wood has some crazy grain going on there. Each photo looks like a different piece. I like it!

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    not tryun to be critic, but i think it needs handles too.. and once they are on there. it may go faster than you think.. imagine a large bouguet of fake flowers in it and then yu can see the real picture..
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    Good looking piece out of some really nice wood. I don't really like straight lines and would round it to a smaller foot. Just what I like Jeff.
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