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Thread: Red Gum w/ Blackwood

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    Red Gum w/ Blackwood

    I was inspired/tempted/provoked by Travis, Keith, Neal and others to try a pedestal/finial piece. This piece of Red Gum split apart on me when I started roughing it out, so I glued it back up with epoxy and it survived... then I added this Blackwood pedestal and finial.

    It is 5" wide at the top and 10" tall w/o the finial... add the finial and it is 13" from the bottom to the top.

    There are a few things I notice that could/should have been done better, so feel free to comment/critique/suggest/opine...


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    Exquisite! That is absolutely stunning, Mark!
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    Simply Amazing!!! Wonderfully executed turning, Mark. Congratulations.

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    You're light years ahead of me Mark, so feel free to discount anything I say ... but here are my initial thoughts:

    Perhaps a slightly wider base (where it contacts the table) with a touch more vertical thickness to it? Also, maybe a "blip" in the middle of the base stem to echo the one in the middle of the finial?

    May I live long enough to see anything this nice come off my lathe!

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    Beautiful work Mark! Love the wood! Great form, color combination and finish! Love it!

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    I do flat work so far, seeing pieces like this really might change me over to turning, beautiful piece!!!

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    That is beautiful Mark. Wow. Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal Addy View Post
    Exquisite! That is absolutely stunning, Mark!

    Ditto, Neal said it perfectly.

    Chuck

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    Wow.

    Very nice.

    Speechless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    I do flat work so far, seeing pieces like this really might change me over to turning, beautiful piece!!!
    That's how the disease first starts to show its symptoms.

    Great job, Mark.
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