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    Poplar Vase

    Here is a two piece poplar vase with walnut finial. I must say I am pretty proud of it as it took Grand champion at the art contest that inculded all types of art and was best of show. I really didn't think it was worthy of that but I will take it. The vase is 4" high and 9" across. The finial is 3" high and is walnut. It has 7 light coats of lacquer and buffed. The LOML has it in her craft display cabinet and told me don't even think of selling it.
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    Well i can see why she woun't let ya get rid of it as it's a great lookin piece. And congrads on the grand prize.

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    Wow! Congratulations ... and GREAT JOB!

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    Not sure what you were up against in the art contest but I can see why they admired the piece so much.
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    You have good reason to be proud of that one, Bernie. Way to go.
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    Congrats Bernie. Beautiful. Just curious. How did you make the Knurling look on the center band ??
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    Very nice Bernie, very nice.
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    Very beautiful, Bernie. That accent band really sets it off. Nice work.
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    WOW, I missed this earlier..... Congratulations! Very beautiful piece.
    Thanks for posting!
    mj

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    Thanks again all.

    Bob G. I did the band with a Sorby Micro texturing tool. It was funny because I kind of experimented with it. I set with the flat part on the tool rest to run at 45 deg to the right and then turned it 45 deg to the left. It left almost a carved look. I then stained it with dark walnut.

    Mohammad I was up against 71 entries from paintings, jewelry, pottery, quilts, photography, etc. just to name a few. There were 3 wood entries including a bandsaw box and two jewelry boxes.
    Bernie W.

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