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    Desert Walnut

    Here's another little hollow form/vase that was made from something called desert walnut. I bought the wood from another turner, and that's how it was labeled.

    The inspiration for this one was a piece turned by Curt Fuller that was done for the SMC turner's challenge last year. For the record, his piece is much nicer.

    It's about 4" tall and finished with shellac, BLO, and wipe on poly. I'm considering knocking down the gloss a little.

    Comments and criticism appreciated.
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    i am not a spinny guy,, but i like wood.. and i usually am not a fan of high gloss finishes,, but i would say that your piece is definitly ok with it.. thats one fine piece there and the top shape lends it slef well to the larger bottom area.. well done
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    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia
    4" tall?

    That's incredible!
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    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Very nice.

    I am with you as far as the gloss goes. It is overpowering the beautiful wood.
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    Reno, Nv
    You know how big of a "plastic on wood" fan I am David, but the amount of gloss on here looks good. Not to mention the whole thing. The belly shape is great. Well done all around!
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I really like it, David. I think it'd look equally nice either glossy or not.
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    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    As I said before David. That is a beautiful piece.
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    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Doc as always great job.

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    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    I love it! Nice work and I don't mind the shinny finish.
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    Apr 2009
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Very nice!
    I like the form along with the great finish.
    Well done.


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