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    Auric Vessel

    I haven't been completing many artistic pieces lately due to spindle turning, yard work, house projects, etc. But finally, I got something finished! I tried my hand at gilding, using imitation gold leaf flakes.

    Auric Vessel
    5.75"x5.75"x16"
    African Mahogany, African Blackwood, Metal Flake
    Lacquer Finish

    I rushed to get this one done, cuz at the last minute I decided I wanted to enter the Festival of the Arts here in Grand Rapids, MI. I had to make a couple concessions in order to get it done, but I am very happy with how it turned out.

    Hutch
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    That's a striking piece, Hutch. Unconventional, but I like it.
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    Very cool!!!
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    That is something differant. I like it and yet I don't know if I would buy it.

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    That sure is something different. I like it.
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    I think this falls under the "Futuristic Electrical" catagory! Really cool Hutch...the guilding really sets it off!
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    Definitely artistic.
    Was it done in segments? How?
    The imitation gold is striking. I should have used it on a recent project.
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    I had to go look up auric first of and ya, you did it. Pretty.
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    Matt i think it's a great piece, and you should do really well in any show.

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    Thanks all!

    Frank: It was made from a block of ribbon stripe african mahogany that was a glue-up of three 2" thick pieces. There wasn't any segmenting/staves involved. The coves were simply cut into the block using a parting tool and a round nose scraper. (I have been falling in love with scrapers for cutting coves. Especially in tight places.)

    Hutch
    Last edited by Matt Hutchinson; 05-20-2011 at 01:33 AM.

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