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    spiral vase

    Its been a cold and wet long weekend so I sat down in the warm office and finished this one off, its only been a month . Supposedly its redgum but the color is all wrong, smells similar but not quite.

    Stand 6.5"x 4.4" and finished with DO and a light buffClick image for larger version. 

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    Beautifully done, Neil. The spirals nicely mirror the grain in the wood.
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    Very nice!
    After my brief foray into the world of carving on the knights I did, I have a whole new respect for those that carve!

    Was this power carved and then sanded? Sure is pretty, and I agree with Vaughn about how the spirals mirror the grain, very well played!
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    here you go a WIP on the spirals also another shot of the top. I have found its rather important to have this area very neat as the eye wanders up there and any stuff ups really stand out.

    http://www.woodturnersamerica.com/in...ques&Itemid=57
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    Wow, that looks great in the close up!

    Thanks for the link!

    I guess the turning of the piece is just the start of the work
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    Beautiful wood and the carving is spectacular. Thanks for the link.
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    Your comments are much appreciated, thanks.

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    Beautiful piece Neil.
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    Fantastic Neil
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Beautifully done, Neil. The spirals nicely mirror the grain in the wood.
    I agree. It's gorgeous.
    Cheers,
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