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    Eucalyptus hf

    The piece was turned green and dried in a hurry. She warped, twisted, cracked and was a huge challenge. I think the end result was worth the effort.

    She's about 4-1/2" wide and about 4-1/4" tall. The finish is A/O and three wheel buffed. I used coffee grounds to fill the gapping crack that developed while drying.

    Sorry about the quality of the pictures. Photography is a whole "other" challenge.

    Thanks for looking
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    Hi George,

    Great form and some wonderful figure in the eucalyptus!

    What is A/O finish?

    Best Regards,


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    George, it was worth the effort. She turned out really nice. Nice finish too.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Ooh baby, that's a nice hunk of red eucalyptus. I've still got several chunks of that in the "to be turned" pile in the back yard. Great job dealing with the crack. The form looks great and the finish superb.

    David, A/O (or AO) is Antique Oil, a wipe-on varnish/oil mix from Miniwax. (There may be other makers, too.)
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan
    Wow George - that's one beautiful hollow form! Great form, finish and amazing wood! Very - very nice work!

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    George....You sure did that beautiful piece of wood justice! Love that wood, form and finish! Nicely done sir!

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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    Don't see a durned thing wrong with either the HF or the photography. Might be just a tad soft focus, but with that High gloss, your digi cam might be fighting to find a focal point... tip, put a card or something at the same plane as the piece, focus on that, then don't move the camera, and shoot the HF

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Mason Michigan
    Wow George!

    I really like everything about this piece!
    "Small Change got rained on with his own 38"

    Tom Waits

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Beautiful George. I really like that wood and the form. Well done.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    George, a lot of people told you already how beautiful it is, I'm fully agree with them. The pictures are not bad at all, I'm struggling all the time with this problem.
    Keep up your good work.

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