Squat Pot

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Project by TedM posted 04-15-2009 05:50 PM 2288 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Because of it’s shape I call this a ‘Squat Pot’. The base is made of Birch and the ‘lip’, or spout, is made of Walnut. It measures 7.5″ in diameter and without the ‘lip’ is only 1.5″ tall. Total height is 2.5″.

The entry hole was opened to 1 5/8, just enough to allow me to reach almost to the edge with the hollowing tool. The Walnut ‘lip’ was turned separatly and then later glued on, reducing the entrance hole to about 7/8 on an inch.

The piece is finished with the EEE Cream and Shellawax combo.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 04-15-2009 06:08 PM

Amazing! this beautiful piece reaches a metafisical status!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#2 posted 04-15-2009 06:57 PM

Nicely done!

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#3 posted 04-15-2009 07:29 PM

Very nice, but may I ask, what does one put IN a Squat Pot? Possibly a “diddly” or two?

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#4 posted 04-15-2009 08:05 PM

nice finish.. i’ve looked at blanks that thin, without seeing a possible design. you did a lot with a small start.
i looked up “metafisical status”.. think that was meant as a positive comment..

btw,, if you can’t put soup in it, it’s art,,

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#5 posted 04-15-2009 09:39 PM

looks great, but calling it squat just invites all sorts of comments that make people giggle.

It is beautiful!

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#6 posted 04-15-2009 11:03 PM

That is a beautiful little piece. Well done!

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#7 posted 04-16-2009 01:46 AM

Nice work Ted… I like it.

I do have a question though; What hollowing tools are you using?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 04-16-2009 01:37 PM

Thanks everyone for commenting!

mmh, what does one put in a ‘squat pot’? Something squatish, of course! Diddlies are fine too. :)

johnpoolesc, thanks for the quote! I love it!

Chris, this one was done with the Sorby midi-hollower.

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