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    Red Gum and Blackwood

    I've found another wood I love to turn! Red Gum HF with Blackwood pedestal and collar/ finial. 5 1/2" diameter by 13" tall. Finished with a coat of Antique oil then several coats of wet sanded lacquer.

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    Shame you can't get any good wood out there where you live, Travis. That piece has holes all over it.

    Gorgeous work, man. I like every part of it.
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    Travis, that is really nice!

    Is that one of the woods you hear the Aussies talking about, that is not at all soft, but results in nice pieces?

    BTW, do you have a shot looking, so we could see where the base joins the bottom?

    I'd love to see that detail.

    Love your work, I'm so happy that you are here sharing and inspiring us all!
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    pretty piece travis.....
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Like it very much. Also I would like to see the pedestal detail shot.

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    This is a great piece... excellent work!

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    Perfection! Elegance on a stick.

    I may be lost but I'm making good time!
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    Very nice Travis! I have never turned any red gum, mainly because it doesn't grow around here. How was it for cutting, and then sanding with all those holes in it?

    Bill
    Bill Grumbine

    www.wonderfulwood.com

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    Yes Stu, it's an Aussie wood. It's pretty doggone hard, but cuts nicely. Bill, it didn't present any problems. Most of the holes were filled with hardened resin that dropped out when I got it hollowed. It was a pain brushing the powdered residue, from wet sanding the lacquer, out of the holes with a toothbrush however!
    Here's a couple more shots.

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    Beautiful piece, Travis! I have some curly Red Gum and I love working with it, so I know what you mean.

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