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    Snow & Ice Hollow Form

    Maple hollow form, 6 3/4" diameter x 8 1/2" to top of finial x 1/8" thick. Finish is multiple layers of Kiwi white Scuff Coat and several coats of Minwax water based satin spray poly.

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    I turned this for an upcoming local juried Art Expo that is coming up at the end of this month and am open to all critiques, opinions and comments!

    Thanks for looking!
    Steve

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    Beautiful Steve. That piece should do well.
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    WOW that is out standing. I don't know what else to say.
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    Wow Steve! That really turned out nice.

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    I agree WOW!

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    WOW That is just plan elegant Steve you sure do some fantastic stuff

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    Awesome, Steve. The combination of materials is brilliant and your execution is great. I'll bet it does well in the competition.

    If I were to change anything, I'd consider changing the spire part of the finial into a single element instead of the two stepped elements that are there now. I think simplifying that line would make for better visual flow.

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    Steve,

    Looks like a winner to me.
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    Steve,

    Once again, you have done an excellent job of creating a beautiful piece of artwork. Just stunning. I love every aspect of it.
    Randy,

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    Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

    I knew the finial would have problems because I wanted it to represent ice or an icicle. I have plenty of icicles around here to check and found that they are not a continuous smooth curve but consist of a series of ever decreasing steps. Plus, how do you turn an icicle that will be displayed up-side-down?

    So, keeping it as simple as possible (I like simple) - this is the design I came up with. Maybe you can see the icicle when viewed from the natural angle.

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    Still open to suggestions as the finial has not been glued in place!

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Steve Schlumpf; 02-05-2010 at 12:29 PM. Reason: speling
    Steve

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