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    A bit of hedgerow Ash

    The only shape I could think of that would show off the markings.
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    You thought well. I like the design and the markings.

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    Beautiful job and I love the "soft" finish on this piece. You get a lot of mileage out of beading, I see. Interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael james View Post
    ......You get a lot of mileage out of beading, I see. Interesting!
    I'm finding the use of beading a quick way to add texture or interest into areas that look a little bland, the beading also acts as a contrast which seems to support an area that I want to highlight.

    The fact that I use beading tools means that there is absolute control of dimensions as well, something that I would find difficult to achieve freehand. I find it very difficult to achieve a specific texture with the normal texturing tools with any consistency on small pieces due to all the variables of tool approach and wood density etc. so beading is an easy option, end grain tare out permitting.
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    I like the form of the tea light holder with the beads. What type of beading tool is it Chas? Can you post a pic of it?

    I have been having trouble deciding what shape look good is there some book that gives some advice in this area or is it just trial and error?
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    Another beaut Chas

    I think you really pulled this one off well, the beading is interesting, but it pulls the eye upwards to the lovely patterns in the wood.

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    Drew, the Tool Steel is by Ashley Isles (UK) I handled them myself.

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    Regarding Form, I'm trying to compile a list of sites that give an insite to classical forms as used in pottery and such, some examples:

    Moorcroft, good browsing link

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    Greek vase shapes
    McHugh shapes
    Poole Pottery
    more Greek shapes (scroll down the page to the box with shapes in it. There are loads in there.)
    native American pots
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    Chas, that is top notch work!! I agree the beading compliments the style you chose. It looks great! Thanks for the information on the beading tools as well. Haven't purchased one as of yet. Could a person notch or drill a hole in a small gouge then sharpen to half of the hole and make their own?
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    You might manage it in Older Carbon Steel Jonathan by annealing and re-hardening but I doubt they would last for more than the occasional use as the narrow pointed wings are prone to heat exposure and CS will soon loose it's temper. I would think you would spend more cash machining/grinding and hardening than a tool costs.
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    Excellent points Chas. Thanks for the information.
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