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    Bigger Pot

    This is the last of the Spalted Alder . The bottom is a little big which I'm fine with...more functional that artsy. I wanted to work on keeping a curve going all the way from top to bottom. Also wanted a smaller opening than the last one, this one is 1-1/16". One good ridge on the inside toward the shoulder...see it? , but instead of fighting it with a hole in the middle, I let the ridge win . Sanded to 600 with 2 coats of WoP. Last coat will be Arm-r-seal cuz...well...I don't know why 5x4 with 1/4" walls all around. C&C encouraged

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    Last edited by Jim Burr; 12-22-2010 at 04:56 PM.
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    Very nice. Lovely piece of wood.

    It is a little bottom heavy for my tastes, as you pointed out. But I don't know that there is 'wrong' shape here. The original makes made for functionality, not necessarily for form, you know.

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    Look great from here Jim!
    To me the form is pleasing to the eye.
    Great splating and finish on the Alder.
    Well done.

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    I'd certainly be proud of it. I really like it. Has a Native American pottery look.
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    I agree with Paul...it has a Native American look to it. Ya done good, Jim. You're doing Ellie's alder tree justice.
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    Jim really like this piece. I don't mind the bigger bottom at all. Like Paul and Vaughn it looks southwestern and i REALLY like southwestern.
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    I agree it looks to have a southwest flair to it. I like it.
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    +1 one liking it.
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    Nice one there, and yeah, the bottom is larger than I usually see, but that doesn't mean anything. Beautiful chunk o wood and a good job on it.
    A tip of the eggnog jug to you and yours!
    mj

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    Thanks all! I wanted to make a functional pot/vessel this time and it was really fun. Narrow bottoms are great, but sometimes...out of the box is a great time!!
    Merry Christmas to all!!!
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