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    NIP Vase

    Well started turning a NIP vase last week. Had the outside pretty much done and was roughing out the inside. Well the wife came out and said we had company so I needed to come in. I was hesitant to do so as I was afraid to leave it to long. So I spritzed it with some water and covered it with a plastic bag. I taped it around the chuck. Of course the temps here are hot and that day it was 104* outside and 91* inside. Anyway after the company left 2 hrs later I went back out and it had cracked badly. The 2 1/2" neck which was going to have a flared opening had split over a 1/2" wide down the side. I tried a several things to pull it together but nothing seemed to work and it developed another crack. So I went to the end of the crack and cut off the neck. This is what was left. One of my sisters stopped by and it now resides on her fireplace mantel. Anyway I was just sick. Stands about 7 1/4" tall and 5 3/4" across. Finished with antique oil. I buffed it for her.
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    Next time, have your guests meet in the shop! That's a cool shape and make sure you charge your sister!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    Next time, have your guests meet in the shop! That's a cool shape and make sure you charge your sister!!
    You can say that again!!
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    You saved it & someone treasures it...= success in my book it's a beaut!

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    Well, it's a very nice looking failure.

    What is NIP?
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    Nice save, came out looking really nice in my opinion. If you didn't know you wouldn't know if you know what I mean. To bad about the initial, but thats how it goes sometimes.

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    Norfolk Island pine
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    Good save, Bernie. You did what you could with what you had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Norfolk Island pine
    Oh, those little trees they sell in pots at Christmas?
    Cheers,
    Roger


    The other member of Mensa, but not the NRA

    Everyone is a self-made person.

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    Well man sorry that happened to ya,but it does look good any way.

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