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TWO SMALL BUD VASES FROM CHINESE ELM

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TWO SMALL BUD VASES FROM CHINESE ELM
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A Neighbour gave me quite a bit of small lengths of CHINESE ELM and most of it has dried out enough to make projects..

These two Vases have a plastic insert and both are around 4 1/2 Inches tall.
They were finished with E E E on the Lathe between Centres.

Not sure how I achieved the Crazy Shapes, I just spun it between Centres and let the shape happen. I hope they look OK
Thank you for looking at the Vases.
Kind regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.





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crowie

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#1 posted 06-20-2020 11:01 AM

Very nicely done Cliff especially the. bigger one, it has some pretty figure.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 06-20-2020 11:59 AM

Nice work Cliff.. that is a beauty of running a lathe..you mind translates to the piece as you turn it!.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 06-20-2020 12:17 PM

Well done Cliff, nicely turned and finished.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 06-20-2020 08:37 PM

Very nice Cliff. I like how you said you spun it between centers and it happened. Should we give the credit to the lathe? LOL. You still had to move the tool back and forth.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Cliff

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#5 posted 06-20-2020 09:55 PM

Peter. Thank you, I need to improve my photographic skills though.
Regards,
Cliff.

Jim, Thank you. Yes I often recall you saying that the wood spoke to you…By Gee!!! You are Right about that,
it is remarkable how the shape develops along the way.
Regards,
Cliff

Bob, I am glad you like the Vases. Thank you for the comments.
Regards,
Cliff

Dave, I enjoyed your comment…it gave me a chuckle…I would say 99% credit to the Lathe and Shop Elves and 1% to me for moving the chisels back and forth and Barking orders to the Elves.
Regards,
Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 06-21-2020 12:04 AM

hahaha I’ve been guilty a few times myself. Throwing a chunk of wood on there and hoping something comes to mind as it rounds out.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Cliff

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#7 posted 06-21-2020 03:16 AM

I think that’s the way to go Dave…..”Whatever Blows your Hair Back I Say”

Ha Ha Ha….Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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mel52

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#8 posted 06-21-2020 04:33 AM

Great job. There’s nothing more fun than putting a chunk on the lathe and seeing what turns out. Sometimes in my case, nothing but shavings, but I must say they are pretty good looking shavings. LOL. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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Cliff

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#9 posted 06-21-2020 08:55 AM

Mike, Thank you. It sure is fun .I also produce heaps of shavings too. But practice and more practice is the key and now retired I can get lots of practice.
I am looking forward to seeing more of your good work.

Regards,

Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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splintergroup

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#10 posted 06-21-2020 03:06 PM

Cool free-form turnings Cliff! Every piece of wood can be put to use, this proves it.

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mel52

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#11 posted 06-22-2020 01:54 AM

Congrats on your Daily Top 3. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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Cliff

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#12 posted 06-22-2020 03:26 AM

splintergroup…..Thank you. Yes wood is a lovely natural product, every piece or chunk has a use.
Regards,
Cliff.

Thank you Mike.
Regards,
Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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