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    Curly Tasmanian Eucalypt

    A piece of fairly good curly Eucalypt, originally I was going to carve spirals on it. But thought better of it as the curl is effective enough on its own.

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ID:	70513a wall of around 1/8th" finished with WOP two coats and buffed with a neutral wax.

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    Very pretty piece, Neil. I think you made the right call by not carving the spirals on this one. The wood has its own spirals going on already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Very pretty piece, Neil. I think you made the right call by not carving the spirals on this one. The wood has its own spirals going on already.
    Have to agree with Vaughn on all points

    Nice size too!
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    Ditto on the final outcome... Spirals would have taken away from the natural grain... beautiful piece...
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    Way cool. The grain is amazing and I agree that spirals would have taken away from the natural beauty of the piece. I think they are best left to "dress up" an otherwise plain turning.
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    Very Nice!
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