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    Small Vase

    Here is one of the last turnings for 2011. It is Colorado Blue Spruce. It was a large Blue Spruce that blew over in a high wind storm next door. I asked him if I could have a couple of pieces of it. I cut the trunk in half and it sat in my utility shed for 3 yrs. So decided to see what would come of it as the piece was pretty small. It is 5 3/4" across and 4" high. Finished with GF Woodturners finish. This wood is so light I cannot believe it. It weighs 2.8 oz. My wife loves it. Turned out pretty cool.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Colorado Blue Spruce Vase 1.jpg   Colorado Blue Spruce Vase 2.jpg   Colorado Blue Spruce Vase 3.jpg  
    Bernie W.

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    Cool little piece.

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    Nice one Bernie. Turned out very nice.
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    Bernie,

    I think you could turn out an endless chain of EXCELLENT pieces.

    Thanks for the pics.

    Enjoy,

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    How is spruce for turning? I know it smells nice and is strong but I thought it might tend to splinter.

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    Very nice Bernie. I keep trying to copy what you do....Man-oh-man I got a long way to go!!! I'll just keep trying to do what you do in 2012!
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    Thanks again. Dennis it actually kind of surprised me. It turned rather well. The main thing I found on this was I went to the grinder to sharpen the tool and took my last two cuts. I actually started sanding at 150 grit. There was splintering with this piece anyway and I still can't get over how light it is.
    Bernie W.

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