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    Horse Chestnut

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    _______________Horse Chestnut with Walnut Collar.___(195mm D X 90mm H)___Melamine laquer finish
    Chas. just a traveller on the road of time.

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    Very nice work, Chas! And that is some neat looking wood, for sure!

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    Another great one Chas!

    That piece looks so different from each angle, a LOT going on in that piece of wood!

    Cheers!
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    I saw the collar, but where's the horse?????
    I do not have the patience for something like that, but really envy those of you with those talents.

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    Beautiful piece, Chas! I love the collar.
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    Chas that is a beauty. I really like the collar.
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    Very well done Chas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    That piece looks so different from each angle, a LOT going on in that piece of wood!
    I have had similar comments here, although the top is rather flattened, looking at it in some directions it seems more rounded, something to do with the light refraction I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    I saw the collar, but where's the horse?????
    Neigh Lad your laughing up the wrong tree.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    I do not have the patience for something like that, but really envy those of you with those talents.
    Don't often venture into this sort of display thing I'm afraid but I felt the wood was a little too soft for a practical use piece, which is my usual output.

    As far as patience is concerned it took no longer than 4 hrs total, that included preparing the pictures for this little sequence yesterday to help a new starter to bore a hole in a vase. Finishing was about an hour this morning, mostly waiting for sealer/lacquer to dry.

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    Chas thanks for the link to the "little sequence." It gave me an idea for trying a HF myself. I always thought you needed some sort of hollowing rig to tackle one.

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