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    don't sweat the small stuff

    Here are a couple of recent hollow forms. Let me know what you think.
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    From left to right in the picture above: buckeye burl with lignum vitae finial, honduran rosewood burl, amboyna burl, olive burl, and spalted maple burl with desert ironwood finial


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    Comments and criticisms always appreciated.

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    David those are fantastic, I really love the form.
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    Great Googly Moogly! I thought I was looking at full size items till I saw the coin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David E Keller View Post
    Here are a couple of recent hollow forms. Let me know what you think.
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    Comments and criticisms always appreciated.
    I must say, those are really beautiful. I have a real thing for Maple burl...that's my favorite.....but that honduran rosewood burl is pretty neat too.... ....and so tiny! Your vision must be better than mine...even with my new glasses....
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    Su-perb! You nailed the forms, even at the vastly reduced scale. All of them are beautifully done.

    (Man, some people will do just about anything to cut down on the amount of sanding they have to do.)
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    All of them are home runs

    Only comment I have is that "a couple" means TWO, not FIVE
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    They all look great.
    Hard to pick a favorite.
    Well done.

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    Doc as always your work is top notch and these just prove it again.Still have your pic hanging in front of the lathe hoping some day i can make one as nice.
    BTW did you ever get that shop finished?
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    Wow !! Like Brent said I didn't realize the size until I saw the second picture. I'm not a big fan of finials on anything but those bowls are amazing.
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    Really well done David.
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