I decided to post this this even though it doesn't fit the norm for hollow forms around here. I had this piece of Big Leaf Maple for a while now wondering what to do with it ... then I spotted a flower pot and thought that was the inspiration I was looking for so I put my monster to work. I know, I could have left the foot off it, but I thought what the heck. Anyway, the blank turned out to be very punky and I had major problems with tear out, but do to my trusty 80 grit gouge, I was able to get all the tear out sanded down. The inside was even worse ... all I got from the inside was coffee ground sized bits and dust. I had thoughts of parting it off where the base and form intersect, but LOML said no, I really like it just like that. Measures 10+ tall and 6.5 wide. So here it is. Finished with Waterlox and shellac. C&C are welcome.
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