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I have been working on this project for several weeks. I have had a couple of times when I just had to walk away before something got broke. It has 3 types of wood, cherry, holly, and box elder. The base, rim, and both finials are cherry, the legs are holly and the body is box elder. it has a spray lacquer finish and is sanded to 400 grit. Comments are welcome good or bad. Thanks for looking. Russell

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AMAZING!!!
 

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Your screen name is "Woodkiller" but from what I have seen with this and the other projects in your gallery, I would say you bring the wood to life
 

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Really great looking wood turning. It reminds me of a UFO
 

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very mystical! What diameter is the bowl? Nice wood contrast
 

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Fantastic! And great photos as well.
 

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A wonderful creation. Very cool imagination at work here. I have to admit I am a bit stumped as to its size. I'm guessing somewhere between 3 to 12 inches. Pretty bold guess huh?
 

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Nice!
 

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Very, very nice.

Well worth taking the time you did to get it right.
 

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Thanks for all the comments. The base is 11.5" wide and 12.5" tall.
 

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Very nice. I can't see the inside of the cover. Is there a tendon around the bottom of the cover to keep it centered in place or can the cover slip around on the rim of the bowl…....Not that it matters since the piece is so visually amazing it should only be seen and not touched in my opinion.
 

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Woodkiller - That is a brilliant bit of turning. Well done.
 

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Very nice work. I saw this while I was at work, and wanted to comment on it first thing when I got home.
I like the finial on the lower section of the bowl. Is it connected to the base?
Does the bowl just rest on the three supports, or is it attached?
The turning is outstanding, thanks for showing it.

Sorry, I can't think of any bad comments, you will just have to settle for the good ones.
 

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stunning!!! i can see that patience was everything here …well done
 

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Awesome!! Well worth your efforts!!
 

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First off let me say THANKS for ALL the comments. To answer a few questions, the bottom finial is not attached to the base. The bowl rest on the 3 legs and is not attached. It is hard to get the picture to show the bottom well. The bottom finial is right at the same height as the center of the base hole, but it has been under cut to give the piece a sense of lift. There is no tenon for the top to rest in, that was an afterthought that I may try on the next one. I need to get some different woods to try, maybe something a little more exotic. Thanks again for the comments. Russell
 

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Very nice Russell, it has a good balance to it, well done indeed, :: )))
 

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Could you share the spray laquer you used the finish is fantastic. Thanks in advance
 

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What a spectacular piece. I'll bet you're very pleased with that one!
 
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