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    Another Vase in the Series

    Here is another vase in the series. It is elm with a maple base. I had a suggestion that I make the base 2/3's of the rim width. So the rim is 5" across and the base is 3". I didn't dye it as the wife wanted to see what it would look like without the dye. Anyway here it is.
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    Last edited by Bernie Weishapl; 08-31-2011 at 01:46 AM.
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    I like this one Bernie. The finish is great. The shape seems to flow well and the two colors go well with one another. I also think the base size has a sturdy look to it.
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    Thanks Tom. I had several PM's from turners saying that they thougtht the foot should be at least 2/3's the size of the rim would be better so thought I would give it a go. I will be trying it on a scalloped form to see what it looks like.
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    Wow Bernie, that is a fantastic form on that super rare light/dark wood. I cannot ever remember, is the dark wood from under the ground or the light wood????
    That is a fantastic form and I am envious!
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    Thanks Jonathan. Going to be doing a few more when we get back. Grandma thinks she needs to see the grandkids. Going to experiment with different designs. I do like the bigger base as it makes it a little more stable.
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    Nicely done, Bernie. I do like the larger foot. Maybe just a tad smaller, though. Visually, this one looks more balanced to me. (I don't really worry about the stability, just the looks.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    .... (I don't really worry about the stability, just the looks.)
    That's what my wife used to think when she married me....look what it got her

    Nicely done Bernie, add another to the 'like the wider base'

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    Thanks. Vaughn I think I will cut the base down by maybe 1/4" to 1/2" and see how it looks. This one doesn't look bad at all but I am like you it does seem just a little large.
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    Been watching your series of vases. Very nice!
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    stolen idea

    Bernie, I just wanted to tell you, that when you weren't looking, I stole your scallop idea and put it on a bowl. I'll post a pic as soon as the finish dries. I'll upload the video, as soon as I get it put together.

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