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post #1 of 3 Old 12-16-2015, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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Woodturners of North Texas Christmas Banquet

My woodturning club, the Woodturners of North Texas has their annual Christmas Banquet with door prizes, tool giveaway drawings, and auction. It is the main fundraiser for our annual operating budget. I brought two turnings to donate to the auction, a dyed rim platter and a Native American style basket illusion piece. All that I have are two not very good iPad pictures. With all of the photo gear that I have, you would think that I would take the time to get some decent pictures, but as usual, it's the same story as the cobbler's kids going barefooted. I might be able to contact the buyer to see if I can get some decent pictures later. But, for now, this is all that I have.

Native American Basket Illusion (15 inches diameter, 3 inches deep, burned and dyed):

Figured Maple dyed rim platter (11" diameter, Chestnut aniline dyes, lacquer, CA finish)

Bidding on the basket illusion piece started off sort of slow and I figured that it might go for about $800, but when the smoke cleared I could hardly believe that it went for $2700. I should mention that since this is a fundraising event that bidding in the auction doesn't always reflect real world value so I don't have any delusions about what this might have sold for in the real world.

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Fantastic work Bill! I especially like the dyed piece. So vibrant!
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Wow is the best adjective for that illusion piece -----it is a work of art---

glad your club is doing well with the auction--those can be disappointing at times.
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