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  1. #1
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    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA

    1st suspended attempt

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ID:	67706Not finished yet,as it still needs to be glued and more lacquar,wax, and buff,or any changes i think might need. Woods are black gum, walnut,cherry, and oak burl. thanks and let me know what else this thing needs.

  2. #2
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    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Put a test tube in the hole, then put a rose and water in the test tube, then put it on the Executive Secretaries desk or on the desk of the boss. Vola! Success! Can't go wrong!


    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  3. #3
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    I think Jim said it all, great looking piece Steve.

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  4. #4
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    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Beautiful piece Steve.
    Bernie W.

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    and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Very cool, Steve. I could only hope my first attempt at a suspended piece was this nice. The vessel is nicely done, but the stand really stands out to me. (No pun intended.) As I mentioned elsewhere, my eye keeps trying to level out the vessel, but I'm not sure how you'd go about re-positioning it now. Great job overall.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Stephen, i really like all your work.

    The first thought i had seeing this piece was that of abstract pipe.

    I like it just the way it is.:thumbup:

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  7. #7
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    steve, i too wanted to straighten the vessel. how did you do the inlay on the stand? just had a idea, if you moved the vessel point of connection down the side of the vessel the center line of the vessel would be straightened if thats possibly now. but looks sharp as is.
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Nicely done, Steve! I agree with what Jim said about a flower. Also, I guess my eye wants to see a little something in the opening opposite the vessel - may sound corny, but maybe a scrollsawn butterfly?
    Bill Arnold
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    Live every day like it's your last, but don't forget to stop and smell the roses.

  9. #9
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    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    Sometimes art is supposed to challenge you 'eye'. I love it, Steve. Let it be.

    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

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    Carol Reed

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Thanks all. As far as putting something on the other side, i thought of that but don't think it would be what i had invisioned. Larry the inlay was done the old fashion way, scribed the pieces out, that i had cut on the bandsaw. Then took a Straight gouge and cleaned it up .Went about 1/4" deep. As far as the tilt hadn't seen it till it was pointed out. All in all i'm pleased with this for a first.

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