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    Potpourri Pot

    I just finished this tonight and my sister wanted to take it home right away. So I apologize for the pictures. I shot these just before she walks out the door. Almost forgot to take pic's. It is Colorado Blue Spruce. This tree blew down 5 yrs ago when I first started turning. It was about 40 ft tall. I got 4 pieces of it and put it away to dry. Actually forgot about it till I was digging Tuesday for some wood for a project. Boy was it bland. It just was a white/yellow and just nothing going on. So I had some transtint dye and india ink. So the inside is black and the outside is scarlet red. It has 6 coats of gloss wipe on poly as she wanted it shiney. It is 6 1/2" across and 3" high. Lid is from the Hallmark store here in town. Now the LOML thinks she has to have one just like it. Oh well.
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    Bernie that may of been a plain piece of wood. But that dye job sure makes it look great. I guess i'm gonna have to post some of mine one of these days. As it seems the season of the potpourri bowls are on us.

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    It may have been blue spruce when you started, but it sure ain't blue now.

    Looks great, Bernie. I'm going to have to find a Hallmark store and check out the inventory. (The one that was a couple miles from here closed down last year when the owners retired.)
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    Thanks. Stephen it is that time of year at least for me. Christmas seems to be that time that I turn about everything. Potpourri pots sell well during that time.

    Vaughn I found some of my lids at a Hallmark store in North Carolina. Went in with the LOML while she was shopping. As I looked around I saw they had a few and bought some. So checked at my local Hallmark and she had a few. She is going to try and order me some in when she makes her spring order. That way she said she won't charge shipping for a special order.
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    Great color there Bernie!
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    Nice one. I'd like to see a rose lid on it. Go with the color.
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    Good lookin' pot Bernie.
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    Very nice pot, Bernie.

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    Thanks again. I appreciate it.

    Paul I tried a rose colored lid I had and it just blended in. The LOML didn't like it and well you know.
    Bernie W.

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    Bernie,
    I'm not much for dyeing wood, I love natural colors. That being said, that piece is a real beauty. Your dye job has made a bland piece outstanding. Well done.
    I love making wood spin while I poke it with sharp metal objects.

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