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    Chasing up some natural grain structure.

    Garden Sumac that reached it's end date a couple of years ago.
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    Little Bud Vase, 110mm high. Sumac shows quite a lot of Chatoyance in real life with the high gloss.
    Not easy to show in images, usual problem, show the gloss and get loads of reflection, diffuse the light and loose the gloss.

    A couple of Candle Holders, 155 mm High.
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    Last edited by Chas Jones; 01-22-2014 at 05:02 PM.
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    Very nice, Chas. I like the forms and the proportions.
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    Very nice curves Chas...nice control over that gouge. Your finish, as expected...great!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    .. Your finish, as expected...great!!
    One of those weird woods, soft to the touch, very open easy to tear endgrain, fools you into believing you have a scratch free finish on the body until you put the sealer on when its absorbent surface rapidly puts you in your place.

    You can see 600 grit across the grain but 240-320 is fine if sanded with the grain.

    So 10 minutes to turn, 25 minutes to chase the fine scratches with the piece stationary.
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    I was expecting to see another segmented piece. This was just as pleasing to look at though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Very nice, Chas. I like the forms and the proportions.
    I'm with Vaughn plus I really like the wood itself. Plus, as always, your work is impeccable.

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