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    Red Eucalyptus Collared HF

    This is more red ironbark eucalyptus, about 7" wide 4 1/2" tall. The collar is maple, ebonized with india ink. Sanded to 600 grit, a few coats of Formby's Tung Oil Finish, buffed with tripoli and white diamond, then hand-buffed with Renaissance Wax.

    Personally, I like the inward curve on the collar to the hole...just something different, but I think I might have left the collar a bit too tall. This is just my second collared piece, so I'm still learnin'. I'd like to see your opinion.

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    I really like it!

    In the second pic, the change in color of the wood almost looks like a void

    Very cool, the collar is certainly different, but I like it!
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    So, you're 'turning' out a HF every two days? Amazing.

    I like this - collar looks very different from the expected - nice touch.

    As alway, very very nice work.
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    Very nice Vaughn! I like that collar. I saw one the other day similar but with some detail rings cut into it that was also very pretty.

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    Gret looking HF, Vaughn! The ebonized maple looks a treat, as does the finish. What grit did you start at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gari Biasillo View Post
    ............What grit did you start at?
    Oh Man, that is like asking a lady her age

    When I get asked that question, I usually say "Chainsaw"
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    What was the rake on that grit Stu?

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    Beautiful, Vaughn. I really like the collar.

    .....Gord

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    Vaughn. I, to, like the cove on the lip (collar). It makes the piece flow softly. Your orientation of the grain is right on, too.

    Bruce
    Last edited by Bruce Shiverdecker; 05-10-2007 at 11:00 PM.

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    Vaughn that is a real beauty. I really like the form and especially the collar form. Nice job.
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