Willow Vessel

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Project by Loucarb posted 11-17-2012 06:19 PM 1933 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Vessel turned from a branch knocked down by Sandy. It measures 8”H x 31/2”W aniline dyed with a wipe on poly finish. Thanks for looking. Lou

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 06:21 PM

That is amasing! Light years ahead of my lathe skills! How fragile is something like this? I would have loved to see you lathing this, just to see how you did it. Wonderful work!


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#2 posted 11-17-2012 06:22 PM

A real beauty, See you mastered the layers of dye. Great work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 07:58 PM

lou that’s good looking vessel—that is not an end grain turning is it—great color—what colors did you use if i may ask—thanks for posting beautiful work

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#4 posted 11-17-2012 08:13 PM

Beautiful work there…... Love the color and finish…. Forgot to add, I hate Green…. but this is downright pretty…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 08:50 PM

Wow! That’s gorgeous, simply gorgeous.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#6 posted 11-17-2012 08:56 PM

wow that color is amazing!

-- Ben - Dallas, GA

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#7 posted 11-17-2012 10:01 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Mike willow is a lot different to turn but I just took my time with it. Dean it was the crotch piece of the branch and that’s why you see a pith on one side. Thanks again everyone

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#8 posted 11-17-2012 10:17 PM

This is a beautiful piece Lou, you have managed something good out of Sandy, very well done, fabulous finish :)

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

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#9 posted 11-18-2012 01:15 AM

excellent work

-- Vince

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#10 posted 11-18-2012 01:29 AM

Lou, This is one gorgeous HF, the color/finish is outstanding…..............The shape is perfect.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 11-18-2012 02:39 AM

Very nice. I am wondering how you got the wood dried so quickly? Was it green wood when you started?

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#12 posted 11-18-2012 02:51 AM

Wow, that is a fantastic piece. I don’t know how you turned it, but would love to find something like that.

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#13 posted 11-18-2012 04:26 AM

Lou, that is just a stunning piece. I love it!!..................Jim

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

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#14 posted 11-18-2012 07:09 AM

Very elegant piece

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#15 posted 11-18-2012 07:20 AM

Lou, amazing use of dye to highlight the grain. What a display!

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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