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    Natural Rim Ash Crotch Hollow Form

    This is some more of my ash from the local firewood lot. It's pretty good-sized at 10 3/4" wide and 8" tall, and has all sorts of figure to look at. It's another widemouth job...just kinda how the blank lent itself. The Ci0 from Easy Wood Tools was a great help on the cove around the neck, and I used it mounted in my Monster articulating arm rig to hollow the inside. It's sanded to 600 grit inside and out, then more of the same Formby's finish, buffed and waxed with Renaissance Wax. Sorry for the extra pics...I couldn't decide which I liked the best.

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    A few more views:

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    And a shot of the leaky bottom. Kinda ruled out the vacuum chuck:

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    man that's one sweet piece. love the natural edge rim.

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    Nice Vaughn !! Really beautiful figure in the wood.
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    another vote for the natural rim,, looks like a good seller to me vaughn
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    Boy that does have some wild grain in it. The natural edge rim looks great too. Well Done.
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    Very interesting rim detail. I'm racking my brain trying to picture what the blank look liked before you started on it!
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    Maestro you dun it again. Now i have decided....i gotta invest in some better lathe tools. My cheapo Benjamins just aint gonna hack it to move up a notch.

    I like that edge but also the grain direction and that neck.
    cheers

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    Wow, Really nice looking piece, great grain pattern to it.
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    Wow, that is a nice piece.

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    You bring out the beauty in that ash. Personally, I never would have selected ash for turning. But it works.
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