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post #1 of 9 Old 02-24-2012, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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big vase for big brother

hey all, finished this natural edge maple yesterday. have finally come to grips with the fact that, yes, some things need to be rough turned dried and re-turned later. Either that or turn it super thin and get ready for the warpage. When Im turning im really looking for perfection and keep on thinking I can turn wet wood without expecting cracks or warpage. I just get so ancy to turn I cant help myself! Either way it's good practice and a good learning experience. This maple was turned wet and finished relatively wet (though I took a hair dryer to it). Teeny cracks have been sealed and sanded . Deepest piece to date coming in at 10 inches at the highest point. This one's going to my brother who has been hankering for a piece since I started. With no further blather here's some purty purty maple! Happy turnin,
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Super beautiful there Keep the chips flying

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Bond, nice form, nice wood, nice everything! What tool did you use to go that deep?
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Really, really nice piece! I've done a couple of turnings reaching that far over the rest and I know how touchy it gets. Nice clean piece of maple too. I love it.
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That looks grand!!!!

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Very nice! I love it. I'm no turner so I don't wander into these posts often, but I've never seen a vase done like that before, beautiful!
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Nice job! I'm the same way. I want to finish when I start and the finished product doesn't look like I expected after a week or so of drying. I've still got a lot to learn.

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nice vase nicely turned
i keep this one in a cool place for a couple of days
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Looks great. I hear ya on coming to an understanding on the wet wood. I cant say I practice it yet but I am trying. I was just thinking yesterday I would like to do something with the top having an angle to it. Did you use a water base finish? I have not liked how the maple yellowed some from the finish I used. I was going to try water based poly next time
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