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    More Red Stuff from the Blonde Guy

    This is red ironbark eucalyptus, about 3 3/4" tall and 4 3/4" wide. Yet another piece from a tree removed from my office, this has been a fun bunch of wood to turn, as every piece seems to have something pretty to show in the grain. Sanded to 600 grit, given several coats of Formby's Tung Oil Finish (dust nubbies removed with with a gray Scotch Brite pad in between coats), buffed with tripoli and white diamond compounds, then hand-buffed with Renaissance Wax. The pictures don't really show the subtle chatoyance in the red and yellow tones. The large chunk of sapwood is pretty boring on its own, but I think it provides a nice contrast that helps show off the form.

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    One word for you...........

    WoW

    Super nice!!

    How long are you letting your HFs dry after they have come out of the DNA?

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    One word for you...........

    WoW

    Super nice!!

    How long are you letting your HFs dry after they have come out of the DNA?

    Cheers!
    Thanks for the compliments. I've been drying things about 3 or more weeks. I've done a couple a bit sooner, but those were lighter, punkier woods that seemed to dry more quickly.

    While I'm back posting so soon, I want to do a survey...which pic looks better, less or more background?

    Less:

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    More:

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    The second pic, more background.

    On those pics, there is an area that looks like a shadow............

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    ........... looks kind of like a flat spot, don't think it is, just sort of looks like it.......

    What are you using for your pics, some kind of photo tent?

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    you`ve got the hang of this spinnin` stuff vaughn!
    i agree with stu on slightly more backround, seems to show off the shape better.
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    G'Day Vaughn

    Definately the second one with more background, first one a bit in your face. By the way beautiful turning

    Cheers
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    Vaughn my man............A definitely beautiful HF! You sure have come a long way in a short time with your turning! Well done!

    I'm with the others...2nd photo...

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    vaughn your supposed leave us something to pick apart you didnt looks great and i also agree with the more background we here are always having to crop things and more is always better than less better balance..
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    Beautiful Vaughn. I really like the wood and form. Ditto for 2nd picture.
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    Absolutely beautiful, Vaughn. I thought you said you're new at this! Wow, now I really see that I have a long way to go. I like the 2nd photo better, as well.
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