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    Thanks To Many

    This is a recently completed piece made form curly ambrosia maple. As the title says, I have many to thank for their influence and assistance with it. Thanks to Andy DiPietro for influencing the shape. I tried to give it the tall, smooth curve he is so well known for. Thanks also to Jennifer Shirley for getting me to think about and plan some embellishment with a pyro pen. Most of the thanks, however, go to George Guadiane for letting me go to his shop and try out the Monster articulated hollowing system. He also very generously donated the beautiful piece of wood to use as a practice piece.

    It's about 7" tall and a little over 3" at the widest. Finished with 2 coats of Bush oil wet sanded in and then buffed with a final coat of LV microcrystaline wax.

    All comments and critiques are welcomed and encouraged

    So, thanks to all who provided input in whatever form it came in. Most of all, thanks to George for the wood and tools and shop time-and for being a good friend.
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    Don Orr

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    Don i think it's a great looking piece that anyone would be proud to own.

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    That looks great, Don. Looks like you had good help along the way.
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    Don that is a beauty. I really like the rim on it. Great to have friends that can help and give a different perspective.
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    Don, beautiful piece of work there. And it is simply good Karma coming back to you. One of the first things packed in our kitchen was that Ash bowl you helped me turn, just getting some of your own generosity returned!
    -Ned

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    Ya dun gud---VERY GOOD.

    Thanks for the thread.

    Enjoy,
    Jim
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    Don coming from Africa your form has great appeal to me. I like the embelishment at the top very nice extra.
    cheers

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    Thanks Folks!

    I appreciate the feedback. I am quite pleased with this piece which is unusual for me.
    Don Orr

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    Great form, beautiful wood and nice pyro work. It is just gorgeous.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    That's a winner! Very nice!

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