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Offline Derek

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Butterfly Box
« on: September 30, 2019, 06:10:36 PM »
Fresh off the lathe Oak and ABW the knob is white acrylic 6" tall X 4" wide Pyrography outlines and finished with airbrush paints before acrylic sander sealer and satin lacquer

C & C welcome


Offline GBF

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Re: Butterfly Box
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2019, 06:51:26 PM »
I like it but not sure that the colour of the lid works

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Offline The Bowler Hatted Turner

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Re: Butterfly Box
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2019, 11:25:04 PM »
Derek this appears to be nicely finished but I'm afraid I am with George on this one,not sure the lid works. I think for the shape of the pot, especially in view of the bead detail, the lid shape is wrong. I do however like the knob, that adds a touch of class.

Offline John Plater

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Re: Butterfly Box
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019, 09:31:00 AM »
I think I am with the others on this one though I don't mind the difference in timber. The lid looks like it does not belong, there isn't a natural flow in the design from base to lid.
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Offline Derek

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Re: Butterfly Box
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2019, 11:37:58 AM »
Thank you all for the honest comments.

I have sat this piece next to the TV where I can see it since posting it. And now after looking at it, it is not the colour contrast but the shape and size that is bothering me so now have removed the lid but will keep it maybe for something more suitable (it probably sit in the MAYBE pile until needed or end up in the bin).
I quite often do this with pieces I have made.

Offline willstewart

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Re: Butterfly Box
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 03:39:31 PM »
I am inclined to agree that the lid is unnecessary but it does not offend me!  A nice piece.

Offline Derek

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Re: Butterfly Box
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 05:37:32 PM »
Thank you Will.

Now without a lid


Offline The Bowler Hatted Turner

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Re: Butterfly Box
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2019, 06:42:59 PM »
See, it does not really need a lid, it sits nicely on its own. Sometimes less is more.

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Re: Butterfly Box
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2019, 07:20:52 PM »
Monarch?

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