Sycamore vessel

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Project by Trackman posted 11-17-2017 08:06 PM 1268 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The next step in my journey to become a segmented wood artist.
The vessel has 262 pieces of sycamore and walnut with turquoise inlay.
A friend gave me a bunch of sycamore boards a few years ago and I’m just getting around to trying to make it into something eye appealing.
The vessel is 11½“ tall and 8” in diameter. I finished it with 11 coats of Min-Wax gloss wipe-on poly. I lightly sanded between coats and gave it good buffing when done with the last coat.

-- Trackman, Washington

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#1 posted 11-17-2017 09:55 PM

Looks great, I like the look of sycamore that has been turned on a lathe.

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#2 posted 11-17-2017 10:26 PM

Looks very good, nice form.

-- Tom D

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#3 posted 11-17-2017 10:54 PM

beautiful vase i love your choice of woods and the turquoise inlay works nice.fantastic job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 11-18-2017 03:27 AM

Outstanding! I love the look.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#5 posted 11-18-2017 12:13 PM

Very nice job, bravo,

-- andrek

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#6 posted 11-18-2017 01:08 PM

This is a beautiful vessel and I love the wood and design details. It’s a real eye catcher and shows a lot of wonderful craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 11-18-2017 01:45 PM

Very nice.
Great shape
Great choice of woods
And the turquoise inlay works very well.
Might be a bit on the shiny side for my liking, but that’s just my opinion.
Well done sir.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 11-19-2017 04:38 PM

Realy beautiful. I have buddy who makes them so I know how demanding and time/nerves consuming project this is to make.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 11-25-2017 03:11 AM

That is beautiful

-- Vince

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