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Offline Tony_a

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Blackwood vase
« on: March 04, 2018, 09:17:41 AM »
This vase was turned from a rather ugly piece of crotch wood  with a large internal void, some rot and numerous grub holes. While this somewhat limited the options for turning I am quite pleased with the overall character of the  piece.
Vase is 130 mm tall by 120 wide and hollowed through the neck. Finish with Rustins Danish Oil and buffed with eee.

C&C welcome

Tony
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Offline Les Symonds

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Re: Blackwood vase
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 11:14:40 AM »
A great example of beauty and the beast! Your vase has a line to it that flows well, despite the changes in shape from concave to convex. It's a good 'un.
Les
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Re: Blackwood vase
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 02:38:01 PM »

         What a lovely rich colour  this wood has . You have done well to keep it in one piece. Nice One
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Re: Blackwood vase
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2018, 03:16:05 PM »
A fantastic piece love the deep rich colour also like the shape all together a very nice piece.

What a lovely rich colour  this wood has .

You took the words right out of my mouth with this statement

Offline Bryan Milham

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Re: Blackwood vase
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2018, 08:47:49 PM »
I think it's safe to say this piece of wood had a very hard previous life.

Here's hoping that the new form you've given it finds it an easier next life in pride of place on someones display shelf.
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Offline Tony_a

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Re: Blackwood vase
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 10:22:55 AM »
Thanks Les, Georg, Derek and Dragonfly.

I agree that a piece of wood like this is telling us a bit about its previous life. As someone who works with wood I like to highlight the story the wood has to tell and not try to be too clever. Its about the wood, not me. There are other pieces of wood lend themselves to showing clever wood working skills.

My wife was keeping an eye on this piece as I turned it and wasn't completely sure about it until I applied the finish. She promptly put it under her arm and marched it over to the house. It now has pride of place on one or her displays.

Tony
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Online Paul Hannaby

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Re: Blackwood vase
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 11:58:10 AM »
This vase has been selected as the turning of the month for March and is featured on the AWGB website.
Well done Tony, this is getting to be a habit! :-)

Offline Les Symonds

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Re: Blackwood vase
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 01:32:50 PM »
Congratulations Tony, a worthy winner!

Les
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Offline Tony_a

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Re: Blackwood vase
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 10:01:02 PM »
Thank you Paul and Les. I'm fortunate in having access to this fantastic old blackwood timber. Can produce a stunning piece like this with mediocre skill levels.

Tony
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Re: Blackwood vase
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 11:35:50 PM »
Congratulation Tony

Great piece of turning and a beautiful result.

All the best

Ed

Offline Lazurus

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Re: Blackwood vase
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2018, 09:47:09 AM »
Lovely finish achieved, does the piece credit.
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Offline Tony_a

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Re: Blackwood vase
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2018, 09:36:55 PM »
Thank you Ed and Lazurus, I appreciate the comments.
Tony
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. (Churchill)