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Offline dr4g0nfly

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Holly & Bubbinga Box
« on: August 01, 2020, 07:40:56 PM »
I was given some holly, not big stuff but enough for some small boxes.

Having turned it I wanted some sort of lid and after a few various sketches decided upon the raised rim which then begged a stopper instead of a lid.

The colour is Blue & Purple spirit satin, airbrushed on carefully to give a carefully blended colour transition.

Then 3 coats of Acrylic Satin Varnish, denibbed between coats and finally buffed with Burnishing cream to a high gloss.

The sphere is around 2½” diameter the whole thing stands just over 3" high.

C's & C's as you will and thanks for looking.
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Re: Holly & Bubbinga Box
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 08:11:17 PM »
Love the idea but imagine it with the 'stopper' going in to a much thinner diameter before flaring out. Just one man's thoughts LOL

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Re: Holly & Bubbinga Box
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 08:53:43 PM »
Sorry Pete, I can't quite get you meaning.

Are you saying the thinness of the neck could be damaged or I should make the neck even thinner?

Or something else completely.
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Re: Holly & Bubbinga Box
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 10:38:12 PM »
Thinking of having thje 'brown bit' good technical description that LOL. curving in from the sphere to a much thinner profile then flaring out. I have seen chinese vases with this profile and thought it might work with this?

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Re: Holly & Bubbinga Box
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 11:12:18 PM »
Got it, thank you.

I must admit, when I drew it I saw it had some Chinese inspiration in its shape.
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