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john lucas 01-08-2009 01:20 PM

carved cherry vase
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I finally finished this vase. I replaced the gold Rub-n-buff with gold leaf. It looks a lot better. There are still a lot of things I would do if I do it again.
Because of the way I recessed the carved part it makes it look like it has a second foot to stand on. At least from this angle. I think I would eliminate the real foot.
I'm not happy with the texture I chose for the gold leaf portion. I think it needs to be quite different from the other texture. I used the same dremel engraver but I put a fine point on it to give the gold area a finer detail. I don't like it but the wood is too thin at this point to go back and sand it off to start over.
The outside I'm fairly pleased with, but I carved it with a rotary carver and didn't have as much control over the shapes as I would have with a hand held carving tool. I'll have to practice more with my gouge to achieve these kinds of cuts. It's too easy to get tearout so I was afraid to use it.

Kenbo 01-08-2009 07:06 PM

That is really cool!! Great job. I haven't gotten the nerve or knowledge yet to turn vases and goblets yet. One day.:yes:
Thanks for posting. Maybe your post will inspire me to get off my @$$ and give it a try.

jdixon 01-09-2009 10:35 PM

very nice John! Your talent is truly impressive as you keep bringing new ways of showing things other than your turnings. Very impressive! Keep em coming!


Rob 01-10-2009 01:14 AM

Beautiful and amazing!

Mitch Cholewinski 01-10-2009 02:55 AM

John Lucas
Very nice work John. Mitch:thumbsup:

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