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    Sally Wattle Christmas present

    Sally Wattle, a tree from the central highlands of Queensland. 12 spirals for a change finished with 4 coats of gloss WOP. Its almost 7x7 with a I think Eucalyptus collar.
    The collar was from a piece of scrap, not sure what it really is.

    More info on this species check here http://www.ttit.id.au/treepages/sallywattle.htm
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    Last edited by neil mackay; 01-06-2013 at 04:45 AM.

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    Neil i love what you are doing with these pieses.

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    I have no idea how you make those but they are really impressive
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    Beautiful piece.
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    Sally Wattle Christmas present

    Wow...that is a great piece!!

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    so how do you make those spirals on a lathe???
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    so how do you make those spirals on a lathe???
    Larry i think he does all the carving by hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Larry i think he does all the carving by hand.
    well if thats the case,, he has way more patience than me let alone skill sets
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    Ah, Sally Wattle. I went out with her little sister in high school.

    This is another great piece, Neil. The carving (and sanding) work looks flawless, and you did it on a form that's right on the money.
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    Larry, no they are hand cut, incidentally I thought there for a while I had cut them too deep. Had to get a second opinion fROm the Boss [ LOML]

    Thanks for all the comments guys much appreciated.

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