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    Just Plain Holly

    One of my neighbors is a Master Gardener and was involved in clearing one of the community gardens. Knowing I was a turner he salvaged a whole bunch of fairly large holly for me...more than I can probably process before the blue stain gets it. 10"h x 4"d, buffed and Renaissance waxed. I put several coats of Deft satin on it, but I guess I didn't wait long enough for it to dry or buffed too hard, because I think I buffed it all off. . C&C always welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    10'h x 4'd,

    wow, how about a picture of the lathe you used.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    wow, how about a picture of the lathe you used.
    Sure Don..Right here .. Good eye!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Sure Don..Right here .. Good eye!

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    ahhh yes a PM 12048...lol
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    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    simply gorgeous.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    Beautiful in its simplicity and shape---I love it.

    I'm sure all of the skill is in that PM12408 and that your skill had absolutely nothing to do with producing that beauty.

    Enjoy,

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    Very nice piece, Ted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    ahhh yes a PM 12048...lol
    Now that's funny right there.
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    Ted how i love me some holly. And you did this piece proud. great job man.

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    Nice form and I love the color. "blue stain"???
    I have some holly that has been drying on the shelf for several years, no blue stain/spalt.
    I stabilized some pen blanks that should make interesting, sorta, faux ivory pens one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Nice form and I love the color. "blue stain"???
    I have some holly that has been drying on the shelf for several years, no blue stain/spalt.
    I stabilized some pen blanks that should make interesting, sorta, faux ivory pens one day.
    Frank,
    Around here there is a blue stain fungus that attacks the holly almost immediately after it's cut, resulting in a nasty looking blue/gray stain throughout the wood. I've been told that it likes the sugars in the sap. Unless I rough it out right away and DNA it, that stain gets in there right away. It's not so bad in the winter.

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