Cherry/Lacewood Hollow Form

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Project by Loucarb posted 04-03-2011 07:32 PM 2175 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry and lacewood hollow form with turquoise inlay, aniline dyed with a wipe on poly finish it measures 5” tall 7” wide. The wood on this had a lot of defects but I couldn’t find myself throwing it out so I filled it the best I could. Sorry for the bad pictures. Someday I will learn how to do it right. Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 04-03-2011 07:40 PM

Looks good from here Lou. At first I thought the top was textured, but after reading your description I understand it is lace wood. For my taste; I think this piece is just a bit too shiney….however, that might be what you were after. The dye job is great.

A well done HF….........

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 04-03-2011 08:06 PM

Very nice. Do you ever find that the finish breaks between the different woods after time? Love the wood save, pictures are ok.


-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#3 posted 04-03-2011 08:25 PM

Gorgeous, Lou. I absolutely love this one.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 04-03-2011 08:32 PM

Lou, I think its stunning, I am a fan of the super slick finishes…. done one or two and appreciate how tough it can be! I prefer the naturaal colors for inlace on woods, but hey, thats why there are “Whoppers” AND “Big Macs” right? Personal tastes.
Nice job! If it needs a home I can give you my address! haha

-- Lou

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#5 posted 04-03-2011 09:09 PM

hi love it great shape nice finish

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#6 posted 04-03-2011 09:54 PM

Gorgeous piece. Love the color, the inlay and the finish.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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Mary Anne

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#7 posted 04-03-2011 10:11 PM

Wow, that came out just beautiful! I love everything you did with it.
What is your secret to getting such a great gloss with the wipe-on poly? Mine never looked this good.

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Andrew Boyce

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#8 posted 04-03-2011 10:55 PM

Stunning work… love everthing about it.. Congratulations!

-- Maker of Stuff....

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#9 posted 04-03-2011 11:08 PM

This is a great piece! looks super smooth! Put it in the “I like” folder.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 04-03-2011 11:09 PM

I love this one! It is Beautiful!! The dye, shape, choice of wood and the finish are all right on!!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 04-03-2011 11:54 PM

Lovely form Lou, I like the mother nature defects & the timber combo, well done :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 04-03-2011 11:55 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. They are well appreciated. Hacksaw this is m first time with two different woods so I’ll just have to wait and see. Mary Anne I use high gloss & it takes a lot of coats. Thanks again. Lou

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#13 posted 04-04-2011 12:08 AM

Beautiful little gem!

Pretty cool to bring the beauty out in the wood and create a joyful piece. It’s a happy little beauty. No, have not been drinking, just puts a smile on my face. Nice one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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#14 posted 04-04-2011 12:24 AM

Wow Lou thats a double barrel she Zammm ,what a work of art. Fantastic work.


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#15 posted 04-04-2011 12:56 AM

Lou—Another great lookign hollow form. You sure do a great finish on the project.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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