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    Silver Poplar HF

    Mr. Cothren sent me this piece of wood almost 2 years ago, it looked pretty nasty had spikes and bumps all over it. It didn't take long after it got here to tear into it to see what was under those bumps. I got it rough turned soaked it in DNA and put it away to dry. I finally got back around to doing the final turning a few months later, sanded the outside and most of what I could get on the inside of the top. then it was all hand sanding from there. I really hate hand sanding especially in tight corners like this one had so needless to say it took over a year of sanding on it a few min at at time on occasion to finally get the finish where I wanted it.

    It has some beautiful figure with lots of Birdseye on the top and curl that surrounds the piece. I used ebonized cherry for the pedestal and collar
    Measures 14 5/8 tall X 9 1/4 wide, finish is Antique Oil


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    That is beautiful, Jim. Welcome to the Forum. Looking forward to seeing more of your endeavours.

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    Nice Ken

    Welcome

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    Woo Hoo! That's a wild one!

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    Jim - glad to see you make it over to this site! Beautiful work - as always! Hope you start posting more of your turnings soon!
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    Nice to see you show up, Jim.

    Is it just the pics, or did this piece warp into a square? It looks like it has four rounded corners. Whatever shape it is, it's a very nice piece. Worth all that hand sanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Nice to see you show up, Jim.

    Is it just the pics, or did this piece warp into a square? It looks like it has four rounded corners. Whatever shape it is, it's a very nice piece. Worth all that hand sanding.
    Nope, I guess your looking at the figure in the wood.
    after you saying that and looking at it I can see why, it does look like it has corners.

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    Wow, that's rich, Jim.

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    Hi Jim, wellcome, and have fun here.
    Very nice piece of silver poplar, rich colored.
    Very well done, I like it.

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    Hey Jim good to see ya posting and welcome. That is a beautiful piece. Well done.
    Bernie W.

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