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    Spalted beech potpourri pot

    This one goes to one of the girls at the doc's office where my wife works. I'm even getting paid for it.6 1/2x3. finish is 2 coats shellac(zinssers bulls eye) Waxed and buffed.
    Steve
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    Very nice, Steve. I'm sure she'll be pleased with it. Don't you hate it when those pewter lids don't want to sit flat?
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    Really nice Steve. She is going to love it.
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    Thanks. Yea i'm really wishing someone could come up with a lid that sits right all the time.

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    I've had decent luck bending the lids slightly to get them a bit flatter. I did crack one a few years ago by bending it a little too much, but I stopped before it broke. The crack wasn't big enough to notice, but that potpourri bowl still ended up being given away as a "second".
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    what about sanding the lids to lay flat on the bottom side and then giving them ashot of rattle can finish to stop any rust or oxidizing..
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    Nice work Steve, that's a tough shape
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    Nicely done Steve!
    That piece has some nice spalting with a great finish.

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    Thanks all. I'll try bending this a little to see if it helps. This is the last one i have out of a dozen, or i would just put a different one on it.

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