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Hello folks!
This will be my first post in the site, I hope you'll like it.
This form was turned a couple of days ago from a piece of Olive branch I picked up, it is Olive picking season here, so they also prune the trees while they are at it, so branches, crotch pieces and more are to be found on the sides of the roads everywhere in my area.
It took about 4 hours to complete, and considering I film my work so I'll be able to post it to Youtube, the actual work took more like 3 hours (where the sanding takes up the balk of that time). The finish is boiled linseed oil, the sizes are 16.5 cm (6.5 inches) tall from floor to top, the base is 13 cm (5 and 1/4 inches) wide, the widest of the hollow form is 6 cm (2 and 3/8th), it is hollowed all the way to the base, with a hair width below 1/4 of an inch wall thickness.
I'm open to all manner of questions and comments.

I'm not sure if this is ok with the site rules, please let me know if not, but here is a link to the video of this specific project:

Thank you all!

Yuval.

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Wonderful, Yuval. Wonderful. And, welcome. A thousand welcomes
 

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I've put this in my Favorites. (There'll be quite a bit of that, with your work.)
 

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Awesome.You really brought out the beauty on this. Great work.
 

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Looks great Yuval. I'd be out there getting more of that wood.
 

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Totally AWESOME.
I recently acquired some Olive wood but it is nothing like the colours of this.
Great turning and thank you for sharing.

Bob
 

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Wonderful!

The wood is owesome,
the concept is inspiring,
the result - breathtaking!

Keep'em coming, mate!

Yuval
 

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And you just made it to the top daily 3. Expected…. congrats!
 

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Wonderful, Yuval. Wonderful. And, welcome. A thousand welcomes

- Mark Wilson
Thank you Mark for making me feel right at home from the get go! :)
Also, I still don't know why, but my profile doesn't updated anything except for the picture, not even name or location, nothing. It's a plot to leave me a mystery man, I know it!!
 

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Awesome.You really brought out the beauty on this. Great work.

- doubleDD
Thank you DoubleDD!!
 

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Looks great Yuval. I d be out there getting more of that wood.

- John
Thanks John! I have a storage limitation issue, I've got more wood then I can store without my wife blowing a fuse at me for taking up the back yard with my mess… Olive grows here year round and it's everywhere, so supply is reliable, more or less.
 

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Totally AWESOME.
I recently acquired some Olive wood but it is nothing like the colours of this.
Great turning and thank you for sharing.

Bob

- BobWemm
Some people call it luck, I call it… well.. luck, I guess? :) It's always a tense moment when you apply the oil and see all the colors pop up, and the spalting in the grain. It is my favorite wood to turn at the moment.
 

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And you just made it to the top daily 3. Expected…. congrats!

- Yuval Eitan
Well, it's you I need to thank Yuval, you got me registering right before your double top 3 day! :)
 

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Wonderful!

The wood is owesome,
the concept is inspiring,
the result - breathtaking!

Keep em coming, mate!

Yuval

- Yuval Eitan
Finally I managed to update my profile, it seems there was a problem with my signature line, probably too long, so I had to go for the shorter version… :) Thanks again Yu!!
 

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Hi Yuval. Beautiful Project. That Olive Wood is fantastic, very well turned.

Kind regards,

Cliff.
 

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Hi Yuval. Beautiful Project. That Olive Wood is fantastic, very well turned.

Kind regards,

Cliff.

- Cliff
Thank you Cliff! I sure was lucky with local Olive so far, a hit each time :)
 

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OMG that is absolutely amazing!

I made a "similar" "vase" yesterday that is about 1/1000 as nice as yours. This is very inspirational to me. I'd love to try something like this. How long have you been turning?

Thanks for posting!
 

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Absolutely beautiful!
Good eye for the completion, leaving an artistic flow like the puddling of delicate drapes.
Was the dust shavings as pretty also?
I'd be kicking out the kitchen wares to store more of that wood. (LOL!)
That is an eye pleasing… wow!
~Suzanne
 

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Very impressive
 

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OMG that is absolutely amazing!

I made a "similar" "vase" yesterday that is about 1/1000 as nice as yours. This is very inspirational to me. I d love to try something like this. How long have you been turning?

Thanks for posting!

- toddbeaulieu
Thank you Todd!! Do you have your vase poster here or anywhere else, I would love to see it! I've been turning about 3 years now, but for the first two years I was turning only bowl, it's only since last Christmas that I've started exploring other things. I post all my work on Youtube, including this last project, you can go there and search for a channel with my name (I don't know this site policy, if I can post links to outside sites or not), and see what I did there ;)
 

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Absolutely beautiful!
Good eye for the completion, leaving an artistic flow like the puddling of delicate drapes.
Was the dust shavings as pretty also?
I d be kicking out the kitchen wares to store more of that wood. (LOL!)
That is an eye pleasing… wow!
~Suzanne

- atouchofoz
Actually the shavings were wonderful too, I always mention this when turning Olive, the smell and colors of the shavings, I wish my shop always smelt of fresh Olive wood, there's nothing quite like it, it's an earthy, primordial smell, after all Olives (and Olive trees) were a staple of our society for ages now.
 
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