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Thread: A couple of pieces.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    A couple of pieces.

    Hey guys, I know I don't post much but here are a couple of pieces. I am not very good at taking photos so I never feel like doing it. I feel that the photos do not represent the pieces well so I tend to procrastinate. I posted these on another forum so some of you may have seen them. One is the lidded hollow form which I am going to give to my wife for her birthday this Sunday. It is a piece of Claro Walnut with hard maple finial and base. The finish is CA for the body and satin gel poly for the final and base. I was wanting not only the contrast of the wood but also of the finish. It is about 7 1/2" across and about 12 3/4" high. The other is a bowl I finished last year. It is a mesquite root ball with the worm holes and bark inclusions filled with resin and pigments. This is one of my favorites. I really like the colors of the wood and the resin combined. The finish is in lacquer wet sanded, buffed, and hand polished. It is about 9 1/2" in diameter and about 4 inches deep.

    Thanks for looking

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Pic 1.jpg   Bowl 1.jpg   Bowl 3.jpg  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    now that genie form is SWEET alan ,maybe a bit to much finale but wow purty wood
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    I think the bowl with the inserts is great. Has a sort of Indiana Jones lost jewel kind of feel to it. As if some earth precious stone got mixed in with the wood somewhere in its natural making. What i think really makes it is the color mix between the finish you got on the wood and the inclusion filler.

  4. #4
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    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    Wow and WOW. Those are some beautiful pieces. I really like the inlays.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Great work on both pieces, Alan.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Beautiful work Alan, like both of those. That resin really adds some spark to the bowl.

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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Very nice work Alan, they are both winners for sure.

    I bet your wife will love her birthday present!
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  8. #8
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Love them both. The filled one especially...
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  9. #9
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    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Fantastic work Alan. Finial looks very elegant.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Central Illinois
    Awesome Alan!!

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