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    Elm Vase

    This vase started warping while I was hollowing, so it turned out heavier than I would have preferred. It was made from the heart of a crotch section and has a variety of grain patterns and colors. Finish is WOP. It is 15-1/2" tall X 11-1/2" diameter.
    Comments and Critiques welcome.
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    Very nice Dennis. The grain and shape you got make them super attractive. quiet amazing the way the grain runs.
    cheers

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    That is a beauty. I like it is alot.
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    Still deciding whether I like the top or not. Other than that, awesome.

    Wood is gorgeous too.
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    Wow Dennis, not only is that piece very pretty, it's very large. If the elm around you is like the elm around me, hollowing that thing must have been quite a chore. Beautifully done, and I like the collar, too.

    I've run into the same "warping faster that I could turn it" on a couple of large elm crotch bowls. Even after the rough turned bowls were thoroughly dry, the finish turning released stresses and the wood was moving like a conga line.
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    Beautiful!! I like the form and the collar ...and that's knock-out nice wood too. Great job!

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    well done and nice wood dennis
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    Dennis, this is beautiful!. Really nice.
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    Wow Dennis the grain really stands out on them
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