Aspen Urn

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Project by bigwoodturner posted 04-22-2009 03:26 AM 1759 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This urn is 14 inches tall and 6 inches at the girth. The body of the turning is aspen. Always choose standing dead aspen as green aspen has no color or character. The rim and lid are brazilian cherry. The handle for the lid is a mule deer antler mounted and then returned for the accent. The base is hollowed 2 inches up inside. This gives the piece a little more mass with a little less volume inside. It also allows me to retain the same wall thickness throughout the turning. Equal wall thickness means no checks or cracks in the future.

-- Dale

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#1 posted 04-22-2009 03:33 AM

This is absolutely beautiful! Fantastic job!



-- Robin Renee'

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#2 posted 04-22-2009 03:57 AM

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#3 posted 04-22-2009 04:14 AM

great looking piece, nice character in the wood.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 04-22-2009 05:59 AM

Beautiful turning.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 04-22-2009 06:31 AM

Dale, this is a sweet turning. I like what you did with the jatoba rim/lid…it sets off the piece with nice contrast.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 04-22-2009 05:50 PM

Beautiful piece. Great to see your creations.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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