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    HF 3

    Well this was fun! After a visit with Vaughn earlier in the week, I felt ready to tackle the Four Winds, the Mighty Sea...the Tallest of Mountains!!
    Yeah...right. So instead I did this. The blank had been sitting around for several years and I had a shape drawn on it...somewhat like this. Spalted curly maple about 6"x3.5" with a 1.25" base. Sanded to 800, 4 coats of Mylands then 2 coats of Renwax applied with 4-0 steel wool. Walls are 1/4" except for the bottom 1 1/2" for ballast. C&C really needed .
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    Very nice Jim. I like the form. Looks real smooth on the inside as well.

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    I really like it. Someday I will get brave enough to try one. That's a great piece of wood and I like the shape you chose.
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    Jim nice looking piece. For your 3rd HF it don't get much better. Now the only thing i see that you might do differently, is maybe giving it a smaller opening at the top.Keep up the great work and looking foward to #4.
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Jim nice looking piece. For your 3rd HF it don't get much better. Now the only thing i see that you might do differently, is maybe giving it a smaller opening at the top.Keep up the great work and looking foward to #4.
    Steve
    Steve, you would not believe the stupid stunt I pulled to start the opening...I don't want to talk about it...but trust me...it was stupid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Steve, you would not believe the stupid stunt I pulled to start the opening...I don't want to talk about it...but trust me...it was stupid
    Jim been there done that to many times.

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    Yeah, buddy! I told you you'd get the hang of it pretty quickly. The tall pieces like that can be tough to get a good smooth form on, especially the gradual curve from the shoulder to the foot, but I think you did a great job.

    My only critique would be to ease (radius) the corners of the base a little where it meets the table. That helps add "lift" to the look and keeps it from appearing to be planted on the table.
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    Wow! you sure are learning fast.

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