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    Spalted HF #11

    This is another in my spalted birch series. Wanted to try something radically different (at least for me) as to form this time around… please let me know what you think of it.

    Lots of curl, spalting, cracks and a few knots – all of which really bring this thing to life when you hold it. All cracks and voids were filled with coffee grounds and CA.

    Spalted birch hollow form; 11 1/8” x 4 ¼”, a few light coats of gloss poly.

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    As always – comments and critiques are welcome and encouraged!

    Thanks for looking!
    Steve

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    Steve, I like this one the best of all your HFs...is the thickness the same throughout? Well done
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    I really like that form, Steve!
    Makes me think of the old flying saucers in movies from the '50s. Believe me, that is not a negative comment!! I like it a lot.

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    What a great piece, Steve! I really like how the coffee grounds filler worked out as well!

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    Thanks for the kind comments everyone!

    Jeff, I should have mentioned that the thickness is a fairly consistent 1/4" to 5/16".
    Steve

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    That's very nice, Steve. If I'd try to turn something like that w/the checks in it, it would have exploded.

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    Very nice, Steve. You're right about it being different, but it's still aesthetically pleasing (at least to me). And that batch of spalted birch you've been working through sure has some pretty stuff going on, too. Great job.
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    Different but I like it. Very nice work! I've experimented with these acute angle shoulders as well and can sure appreciate them.

    Nice pic, BTW. I like the drop-shadow border.
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    Another beauty Steve. I do like the form on it. Well done.
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    Very nice Steve. Look forward to seeing more of your work.

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