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    Red Eucalyptus Hollow Form

    Here's another one I finished up recently. Ironbark red eucalyptus, HF #7, about 7 1/4" x 4", finished with Antique oil and buffed. This is some hard stuff once it's dry.

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    Looking good Vaughn, I particularly like the rim along the top edge, sets it off very nicely. The Hackberrys in the other thread are also mighty nice. Wish I had your skill level.

    Tony

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    Vaughn that eucalyptus is beautiful. I'm wondering if the wood would make me swell up and sneeze as bad as the leaves do. Can't stand to be in a store that sells anything eucalyptus.

    Did you have any reaction to the wood?

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    You are getting that hollow forming technique down cold. Fine work all, not just these.

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    Nice, I like the ring and the natural inclusion.
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    Vaughn.............Nicely done! You nailed the form and the natural collar fits wonderfully! Great finish! Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Navas View Post
    Vaughn that eucalyptus is beautiful. I'm wondering if the wood would make me swell up and sneeze as bad as the leaves do. Can't stand to be in a store that sells anything eucalyptus.

    Did you have any reaction to the wood?
    Sandy, the red eucalyptus doesn't seem to be as aromatic as the eucalyptus you often see in dried floral arrangements. The leaves have a slight bit of the smell, but the wood is really pretty benign. I can go into my shop the day after turning it and still smell it, but it's a different smell that whan you'd think of as eucalyptus. Still might bother you though, if you're sensitive to the eucalyptus smell.

    As an aside, I worked many years ago selling dried flower arrangements at swap meets and flea markets. My van was stuffed to the gills with arrangements, and you could smell he eucalyptus before you even got in it to drive. I kinda liked it, but I could see how someone with sensitivities to it would go nuts being around it.
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    All of the hollowforms you've been doing are beauties. But this one in particular really grabs my attention. The shape and the wood are fantastic. There are several schools of thought about how the openings should be. Some like them smooth and flowing with the form and some like to add something. I personally like a little design of some kind at the opening and I think you nailed this one. That's one of the prettiest hollowforms I've seen.

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    Nice work, Vaughn.

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    Hey buddy that is a beauty. I like the form and finish. Nice job.
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