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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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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