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My sister wanted a tea light candle holder and said she wanted something different. So I looked through my stash of wood and noticed a couple of logs that I got from a tree that the city had cut down in my neighborhood.
So I threw it onto the lathe and started turning it to see what it looked like. To my amazement, it had all of this figure going on, so I just started cutting and this is what I ended up with.
I don't really know what kind of wood this is - maple, oak? I should have picked up a leaf and looked it up.
6" high x 3" wide at the base. Kind of nice when something turns out nice unexpectedly!

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G'Day "Stumpy";
The secret is revieled and what a beautiful piece of timber you found…
Your turning and finish add to the timber; one top job, well done…
 

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Wow! That's one beautiful piece of lumber. Nice turning.
 

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Happy Accidents and creation? Nice piece!
 

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A really fine turning. A lil sapwood goes a long way on a turning like this. Very stunning.
 

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Wow! That wild grain patterns and colors look amazing with the finish. Great shape as well. Beautiful work!
 
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