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    Just to prove the wheels are still turning

    Walnut and Oak, 155mm diam.
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    Very nice, Chas. Superb joinery and an excellent job on the bead work.
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    Chas, that has got to be one of my favorite I've seen from you. I really like this one. Great color, form and fit of all the pieces. Great job.
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    +1

    I really like how the narrower oak strips stand out on this one. You really managed to pop the contrast in the grains by nice alignment. The contrast between the panels and the beads is also eye catching. You've definitely made me think more about wood pairing - the oak and walnut combo is really a winner.

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    I ditto both of the above comments.

    That is really a wonderful box. It is one you just want to pick up and "get the feel."

    Since I was an "eye" guy I really enjoyed the optical illusion that shows up so well in pic #1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Since I was an "eye" guy I really enjoyed the optical illusion that shows up so well in pic #1.
    Thanks for pointing that out Jim, didn't even see it - now its obvious though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    ....Since I was an "eye" guy I really enjoyed the optical illusion that shows up so well in pic #1.
    First time I've presented this attempt at the pattern on a curved surface, when using the same wood type as opposed to contrasts the "illusion" factor is very much a hit and mis, fingers crossed sort of thing regarding effectiveness until the finish is applied and the light reflections come into play.

    This one proved to be disappointing from a photography point of view because of the perspective distortions but in reality when held in the hand 'switches' well due to the rapid change of polarity.

    Thanks for the comments folks, I can assure you there is not a great deal of deep thought or effort put into these things, patience is not one of my virtues these days and it's a case of slap it on the lathe and let the tools go to work and see what comes out.

    The wood itself or a too casual a flick of a tool often has more to do with the 'design' than in might at first appear.
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    Keep looking at the orientation of the lid inlay...beautiful!
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    You do such amazing stuff! Keep bringing it here!
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    That is a beauty Chas. Never get tired of seeing those. Keep'em coming.
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