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Thread: 'Nother Alder Hollow Form

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    'Nother Alder Hollow Form

    Been busy, so I haven't finished up a hollow form in a while. More alder...will it ever end? This one's about 7 1/2" wide by 5 1/4" tall. I was trying for something a bit different with the form and chimney collar, inspired by the Pueblo Indian pottery I grew up around. This one has some cracks that I've left alone for now, but I may change my mind and do something with them.

    The finish is once again Antique Oil buffed with tripoli and carnauba wax. The pics revealed some flaws in the finish that I hadn't seen earlier. I'm going to ponder it for another day or two...I may mess with the finish a bit more.

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    As usual, I'd like to hear your comments or critiques.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Vaughn, I saw this type of hollow forms with such a chimney collar in a small indian village in the state Chapas in Mexico in 2004.
    So looking to your hollow form, it broughts this memory back.
    This means also that you did a great job, my big compliments.
    I like it very much. Thanks for posting.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Vaughn the piece is a beauty. I like the form. Well done.
    Bernie W.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Mason Michigan
    Looks good Vaughn!

    I hope to see a cherry one soon.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Zushi, Japan

    This piece has very nice form. I like the chimney collar very much.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Great piece, Vaughn! I like the Southwest flavor of your design.
    I may be lost but I'm making good time!
    Three Seasons Woodturnings

  7. #7
    I must thank you for pointing out your inspiration - otherwise I would have been up all night thinking "I've seen that form somewhere - but where?!"
    The form fits the wood very well. I'd leave the cracks. It seems like they were meant to be there - adds a bit of rustic age.


  8. #8
    Nicely done Vaughn.....

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Rhode Island
    Vaughn my answer is

  10. #10
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    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Well done Vaughn!
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