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Thread: Catalpa and Holly

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Sandia Park, NM

    Catalpa and Holly

    The form is Catalpa from a friends yard. I've never seen ring rot in a log before, but had to turn away most of the log to get back down into solid wood. The wood had to be soaked in 50/50 white glue and water mixture for 48 hours, let dry for a week or two then final turned. Don't remember the size as I gave it to the guy who I got the wood from, but not over 10" for the form. Holly is dyed black with Feibing Leather Dye and finish is WOP. Thanks for looking.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv
    Nuthin wrong with that one Nate. Sweet curve and finished really well. Taller finial maybe.... could be cuz I'm short!
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    just south of the LA/MS border off of I-55
    Very nice! Beautiful flow to the curve and the finial blends well. I can't be sure from the image, did you recess it into the top of the vessel a bit?

    Looks like the fight with the wood was worth the effort. I was tempted by some pecan with a few inches of rot on the outside but the inside was like iron and I decided my little lathe wasn't up to the challenge.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Sandia Park, NM
    The lid/finial is recessed into the form a bit.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Nate like I said over younder, great job, but I think like Jim the finial could stand to be a bit taller.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Good stuff there, Nate. The form looks spot on to me, and I like the finial a lot, too. Not sure I agree on the "too short" comment, although I think a bit more taper in the stem part of it would help. Despite that minor opinion, I really like the other forms and shapes in the finial. Top shelf work, for sure.
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