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A bottle turned from wet birch from start to finish with 1/8” walls, painted, then carved. This was one of my first turned bottles, and although the carving is not very good, it is still one of my favorite turnings (go figure). I was reminded of this bottle by the much more nicely done box just posted by Allornothumbs which was painted and carved. This is the only turned piece I have painted, but I might try it again in the future as my carving is a little better now.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 06-10-2009 01:34 PM

Hey Stefang….......for a first time….....that is a real good effort and nicely designed….....well done.

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#2 posted 06-10-2009 01:55 PM

Beautiful piece, I really like the “not so perfect” carvings!

-- "Menos es mas" Ludwing Mies Van Der Rohe

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#3 posted 06-10-2009 03:17 PM

good work stefang !

if i could do work like this ,
i would probably retire ,
live in
norway !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 06-10-2009 03:25 PM

Beautiful, amazing, glorious.

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

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#5 posted 06-10-2009 03:31 PM

Nice job for your first time!!

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#6 posted 06-10-2009 03:49 PM

Hey Mike
This looks pretty amazing to me,super job.


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#7 posted 06-10-2009 04:51 PM

Thanks, your a great bunch of guys. Much too generous. Shameless, but I love the compliments anyway.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 06-10-2009 05:25 PM

Very Nice I like the art design & shape. The design reminds me of African art.

Great Job!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#9 posted 06-10-2009 05:33 PM


This is beautiful! I really like the geometric design, well balanced. Why are we are own worst critiques???

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#10 posted 06-10-2009 05:35 PM

hey stefang, I really enjoyed seeing this turning. thanks for sharing. very nice

-- Ron, Michigan

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#11 posted 06-10-2009 09:05 PM

Giddday Mike you turn much betterer than me., nice touch with the carving,

-- Be safe.

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#12 posted 06-10-2009 09:07 PM

I like it too what’s wrong with the carving looks great to me, Have fun Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#13 posted 06-10-2009 11:44 PM

That look pretty good for a first one :-)) How do you guys get those to 1/8” without popping through some where??

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 06-11-2009 02:41 AM

I agree with RJ it does look African and I have never seen any african carving that was perfect. So I think it looks great. Wonderful job, keep turning it keeps us young.

-- Dale

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#15 posted 06-11-2009 11:22 AM

Thanks again for the nice comments. To answer your question Bob, turning is a learned technique that almost anybody can do. The really good turners do more than just the technique. They have artist’s eyes which allows them to create well proportioned, dynamic forms that most of us can just dream about. Right Bigwoodturner? .

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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