Stemmed Spalted Sweetgum Hollowform

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Project by Darryl Jones posted 06-24-2019 01:49 PM 758 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stemmed hollowform made of spalted curly sweetgum with brass inlays, a maple collar, and walnut base and finial. I have wanted to make one of these for a while now and finally got around to it. I started turning this piece while testing some equipment after which I left the uncompleted blank in the car for two days in Florida. Not surprisingly, it cracked, but I used that opportunity to incorporate some brass fillings that I have been holding on to. I had originally intended to have the spindles and body of this piece to have a more striking contrast in color, but I think that in the end the variety of earthy shades works really well here. I also had the base turning ripped out of my hand at the buffer and broken in half after all the work I out into it. But, I was able to repair it and now I can’t find the break whew. This one was hollowed with Easy Wood Tools Hollower and finished with Starbond CA. Overall, I am pretty happy with this one. As usual there are a few opportunities for growth next time. Feel free to leave your comments below.

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#1 posted 06-24-2019 03:36 PM

Dang dang dang!
Absolutely gorgeous.
Excellent recovers and repairs. Its great to see (or not see) these solutions to the little problems and issues that happened.

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#2 posted 06-24-2019 03:42 PM

a beautiful turning and save.nice work.

-- 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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#3 posted 06-24-2019 04:49 PM

Quite the eye catcher. Super nice job.

Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 06-24-2019 07:52 PM

Magnificant….I wonder how you not broke it…??

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 06-25-2019 11:53 AM

beautiful work, I didn’t know sweet gum could come out so nice. great job

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#6 posted 06-29-2019 01:19 AM

Very nice

-- Vince

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