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Steve Krumanaker posted a topic in Wood TurnersIt's amazing how much easier it is to get in the shop when the heat lets up a little, yard has stopped making hay as well. I've had some things in the pipeline and sprayed a few of them this morning. A couple more natural edge walnut bowls and some hollow globe ornaments. Ornament globes are all sycamore, maple, or segmented plywood. Finials are walnut and maple. Thanks for looking. Steve
My wife and I were out of town recently and had a couple motel stays. At one of the motels I saw this vase. I want to stress, this is NOT my work. Anyway I saw this wooden vase. My first thought was to see if it were turned by a local artist. Naturally I picked it up, it must've weighed 30 pounds or more. As turners, we are conditioned to turn thin and get things as light as possible so the weight kind of threw me. This vase is at least 3/4" thick, maybe more. When I turned it over I saw that was imported from Indonesia. Still it's pretty wood. I then saw the inside. Once again, we are conditioned and taught that everything has to be sanded and finished to nth degree. This piece, at least on the inside can only be described as crude and rough. Lots of tool marks, lots of tear out. Not something I would ever let leave the shop, just wouldn't. Looking at closer, I noticed the bottom, it has to be at least 3" thick on the bottom, crude, crude, crude and rough. Not up to my standards at all. When I got the chance I showed to my wife. She says; "it's beautiful". Honestly, I have to agree with her about that, from a distance it's very pretty. I pointed out how heavy it was, she says; " it feels really substantial and won't get tipped easily" I like it. I pointed how thick it was, she says; "it's beautiful" "I really like it" I started to point out how thick it was on the bottom, but she interrupted me and said; "someone bought it, didn't they?" What can you say to that? Steve
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