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I do not have much of a story with this on lathing process as my computer refuses to download the pictures. I hope I will be able to recover pictures of another project with help from my computer friend. It is a major one that and I want to do a video. This project was a practice one to sharpen up what skills I have for an old guy.
The color blending came out allot better than I thought when I was doing it. Very pleased with the result, It is a mixture of red and gold, dabbed on and blended around with air pressure. The colored rings on the last project I blackened it with felt pen, I tried it with this larger surface and it worked out well, no masking at all. It is hard to take a picture to show the true brilliance.







Tried lathing another one of those finials, eventually I will get a better one. Just have to figure out how to post them vertically, I rotated them in pictures, showed vertically, guess it is too late at night and they want to lay down. what can one do, I give up.



All in all the combination with the lid turned out OK.



Thanks for looking and comments are always encouraging.

Rain here today here, no snow, what a disappointment. NOT REALLY ONE IS ALWAYS NOT PREPARED FOR IT, no matter how late it comes. HAVE A GREAT THANKS GIVING DAY to all those south of the border, and those south of the equator, STAY COOL. rest of us stay WARM

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Brian,
You are a master craftsman in the finest sense of the term. My hat is off to you and you make me realize how much I have to learn about the craft. Absolutely stunning! How did you get those lovely colors around the rim? It looks like a pearl inlay.
 

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I don't know what it looks like in person, Brian, but, from here, it looks like Mother of Pearl. It's lovely. And, the finish is exquisite. The flow between the bowl and the finial is spot-on.
 

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Thanks Mark and mdzehr, I just wish the photo's came out better. I will make a video detailing how to do it. It basically follow the same procedure and products that people have done for cosmic clouds. Just that I blend the colors to some extent together with air pressure. This one I used red and gold., the red is more rose color. The last posting I had used violet, blue and green. trying to make it resemble abalone. Its easy to do.
 

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Another nice one. Well done.
 

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Beautiful non-wood details!
 

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Wow!!! this is very beautiful work, keep on making more,
 

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Brian, your innovative methods are taking LJ's to a new level - kudos to you
 

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Beautiful seems to be the right word for this turning. Nice work!
 

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Beautiful piece, Brian…..........you are becoming quite the artist!!
 

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Brian, that is a brilliant piece of work.
 

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Now that's a beautiful bowl Brian, love the purple edging….

PS - Please send the rain downunder to put out the bushfires and give the parched dry land a drink in the midst of this awful drought….BUT the snow is all yours sir!!
 

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Words are beyond me. that's a beautiful piece.
 

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BEAUTIFULand EXCEPTIONAL are about the only words I can add Brian
 

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Superb in every detail. Love everything about it. : )
 

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Very impressive Brian, you are combining different skills for a great result!
 
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