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    spalted beech

    Here's the first hollow form i made using the new tool.it's spalted beech and is 4 1/4 tall x 6 wide. See larry i new i could find that on and off switch. hope ya like, all comments more than welcome good or bad.
    Steve
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    Yep I like it. Really nice form. What kind of finish did you use? Well done for a first with a new tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl View Post
    Yep I like it. Really nice form. What kind of finish did you use? Well done for a first with a new tool.
    It has 3 coats of laquar knocked down between coats on the lathe, with 800 wet or dry paper, then just paste finishing wax rubbed on and buffed again on the lathe. don't have a buffing system yet but it is on the top of my list of want's.

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    yup i think you got it steve thats hollow right not just an optical illusion those southern folk use on us yanks nice first piece on the real hollowing stuff..
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    Very nice, you gave it a delicate appearance with the small foot. The various grain variations show nicely also.
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    Great looking form. However with that small foot you will really need to be careful where it sits. Nice looking piece.

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    Great looking turning - nice and delicate but as Tom stated the small foot will have you be very careful as to where you set it.

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    Spaulted beach

    Beautifull piece

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    I liked the upper 3/4 of the shape but the base just did not work for me. I didn't like the slight flare at the botom. I would have liked a continuous inner curve. I think the base is a bit out of proportion compared to the rest of the piece. Maybe you realized that and that is why you gave the base that flare.

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    Man, you sure didn't waste any time getting the new tool dirty. Was it easier or harder to use than you expected?

    That's a sweet piece of wood, and I think you did a very nice job with it. I agree with Mohammad's comments about the very slight flare at the bottom and I also think the foot could be just a bit larger. Still, you get extra credit (at least from me) for doing a small foot in the first place...I think I'd rather see a foot that's too small than one that's too big.

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