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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv

    Since you didn't like that one...

    Since my ballistic egg post fell flat, I had some really cool redwood from Mike Smith...a "get well" present that was soaking wet. It rough turned in about 5 minutes, but hollowing was a pain since it was so wet, it clogged every few passes. I had to take the chuck off the lathe, hold it upside down and blow it out. 5 days of DNA and 10 days in paper wrap. Because it cut so well, I got a little excited and went way to thin...1/16" which is about as stupid as I dare pens weigh more VERY light sanding to 600 and WOP x 6 coats...I may go back and wet sand with 1200 due to some orange peel. Very delicate figure...almost like mesquite, but not as tasty on the BBQ.
    The base came out a little flat lift-wise but I have more!
    C&C used on the next one!
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Well done, bud. You've already mentioned the things I would have offered as critique. These keep getting better and better.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Wow! that is thin. I bet you could shine a light thru it.

    Nice work.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    Very nice work.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Good looking piece Jim. Well done.
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  6. #6
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    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    like ya said already, the base is a little flat, but i still like it a bunch.

  8. #8
    Very nice Jim. I like the shine.
    Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Abq, NM
    You're in the ballpark with this one, and I think leveling out that finish will close the deal for me. Nice chunk of wood there amigo, glad you didn't "break on thru to the other side"!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    Wow that is thin. Really nice piece.

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