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    Box Elder HF

    Just a little HF.

    Box Elder. 3-1/8"H x 3-7/8"W. SAC and buffified.

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    Last edited by Neal Addy; 12-03-2007 at 05:45 PM.
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    VERY nice, that box elder sure looks like sweet wood, you nailed the form too!
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    Nicely done Neal, beautiful wood

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    Very nice HF Neal! Love the form! Amazing colors - great finish! Have to ask... what is SAC? Sanded awfully carefully? Still gots lots to learn!
    Steve

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    Looks great Neal!

    How did you hollow it?

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    Beautiful piece, Neal.

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    Thanks for the nice comments folks.

    Steve - "SAC" is Seal-A-Cell.

    Pete - I mostly use Don Pencil Stinger tools on these little guys.
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    Looks great, Neal. I was talking to someone yesterday who blew one up just like this. He apparently didn't know what he was doing, but it looks like you sure do.

    Seriously, I like it. What did you think of the box elder? Have you turned any prior to this? (It's one of my favorites to turn.)
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    Hey, I think I know that guy! What an idiot. Too bad. He coulda been a contender.

    This was only my second piece of BE. I turns easy enough but it sure is dusty wood. Doesn't smell that great either.

    And it crack easy when you lose control of the tool and blow it up.

    Too bad about the third piece. It was the most flamed of the bunch. I was going to turn a match to this little guy and call them "Duet".
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    That is a beauty Neal. Well done.
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