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Thread: Vase, yeah you guessed it with spirals

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    Vase, yeah you guessed it with spirals

    I have busy knocking a out a few open spiral forms this being the first one in Camphor Laurel 9" high 7.7" wide at the top, oiled and will be buffed later. The foot is a little different to what I usually do, seems to work.

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    Ohmygosh! Fantastic!
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    Beautiful design. Do you make them in pairs, or just one offs?

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    I pity the poor flowers looking for admiration in that setting....beautifully done!!!
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    Very nice work indeed!

    If I may ask, about how many hours do you figure you have into such a project?
    Specifically the carving of the spirals?

    How do you do the spirals, I imagine by hand, but do you first cut with a coping saw, for example to remove most of the material then go to a dremel like tool or....?

    Really a nice organic piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Very nice work indeed!

    If I may ask, about how many hours do you figure you have into such a project?
    Specifically the carving of the spirals?

    How do you do the spirals, I imagine by hand, but do you first cut with a coping saw, for example to remove most of the material then go to a dremel like tool or....?

    Really a nice organic piece.

    Cheers!
    Gary you have picked a fair bit of it already. I have pneumatic sabre saw the blades is about 2.5" long. I mark out the line in pencil including the gap and as you surmised I use a Dremel. Finishing is a slow process as its done by hand and at a rough guess I would say 10-12 hrs. The turning and Dremel work etc all up maybe 4-5 hrs.
    The open spirals in soft wood are a breeze , I did one in Blue Gum and it was painful more than 30 hrs all up, just damn hard timber. But on the up side what a great finish it produces.
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    I like it a lot. The top view is so cool.
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    Definitely one of a kind...similar to your mastered style, but very unique!
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    that's it, Im selling my lathe.

    Im not a turner, but man o man I cant even figure out how youd even make something that intense and beautiful.

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