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    Think I'll Call It Phoenix

    This one should have been fire wood. Lost the tenon once and took a large chunk out of the rim. Caused it to be shortened from both ends. Then, just as I was finishing it up, the inclusion along the side let go, thus the large gap right there in the front. I'll give more details once it is finished and I have some good pictures of it. This is a blackberry pic with only one quick coat of Velvet Oil on it. Be sure to let me know what you think of it to this point.
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    Very interesting.. not sure how much popcorn it will hold.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    still sings!

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    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    That's a real piece of Art Doug.

    I don't know about that name Doug it didn't come all apart & you didn't put it back together
    You could give a nice long name like ...

    Ocean front property in Arizona.

    Or California Earthquake.

    Or Poof Saint Helens.


    Or really confuse people & label it

    SH SH be vawee vawee quiet I'm hunting wabbits.
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    Doug i like it a bunch. Trying to figure out what kind of wood it is from the pic? Also what is the size now that it has been reworked? Just guessing it is some kind of fruit wood.
    Steve

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    Great work Doug.... I have one similar I'm working on... it was a crotch piece that had a bark inclusiion in it that spaltter all over the shop when it started coming out.... it's still in progress and because of the inclusion I couldn't get the bottom as thin as I wanted.... I was afraid it would split on me...

    I like yours... very nice piece of artwork...
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    Great looking piece.
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    Thanks for the good words. It was a lot of fun to turn. A lot of figuring out what to do next. I don't remember sharpening as much as I did with this blank. Hard I recon. The wood is carob that was sent to me from California. Because of all the inclusions and even dirt wads that were deep inside the wood, I believe it is root material, maybe even burl in sections. I'll share dimensions later when I get some finish on it and a better picture taken. Again, thank you all for the encouragement.
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