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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State

    One My Friend Did

    This is a vase a friend of mine made. He entered it in a local wood show and won the "People Choice" award. I got acquainted with him through our wives that met at a quilting class. They got to talking, and found out that he had made a Busker organ, this was back when I was building mine. He is quite a wood worker, and does most his work on a Shop Smith. When he retired a couple years ago his first upgrade was to buy a Powermatic lathe. Prior to that he just had a little Jet. I got to help him unpack and set up the lathe. Anyway, last year he got into segmenting turning. This was his first entry in a show. He entered the vase. He also made a bowl to go with it.
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    Last edited by Paul Douglass; 03-22-2016 at 02:35 PM.
    "We the People ......"

  2. #2
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    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Wow that's crisp, the way those points fit in there is fantastic. Love the design as well, but the execution is top notch.

  3. #3
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    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Those are absolutely beautiful! I can only dream!!!
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  4. #4
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    Mar 2015
    Parker County, Texas
    Those are utterly amazing! Those oughta win everything! Beautiful work, for sure.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Very nice work. A lot of segmented turners concentrate primarily on the segmenting, and forget to pay proper attention to the form of the piece. Your friend Ron seems to have a good eye for form to go along with his segmenting skills.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
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  6. #6
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Sure are a lot of talented woodworkers up there in SE Washington
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Attractive bowls Paul. I have a particular soft spot for the theme and wood types on those bowls. I think I like segmented turning a lot.

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  8. #8
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    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    He has a natural talent for segmented turning. I like his choice of wood for the sails. It gives an illusion of ripples in the sails.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

  9. #9
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    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    Those are really attractive

  10. #10
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    Nov 2012
    Wapakoneta, OH
    Nice! Someone else said it; I can only dream.......
    I long for the days when Coke was a cola and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard; 1939-2016)

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