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Shane Whitlock
05-13-2007, 2:49 PM
Another Mothers Day gift for Grandma ... A round bottom Box Elder hollow form with a little burl and some beautiful bright reds. It sure is some pretty wood.

Its a little one ... 2 1/2" tall by 4 1/2" wide.

I went with a little wider opening on this one, I think it fits the piece better. What do ya think?

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Comments/Critiques always welcome,

Shane Whitlock

Mark Pruitt
05-13-2007, 7:10 PM
Shane, I like the opening, especially with the way you shaped the edge where it flares up to the opening. Great piece! I know she'll be proud to own it.

Keith Burns
05-13-2007, 7:28 PM
Not much to say except it is another excellent piece. The opening size fits for me.

Jim Becker
05-13-2007, 8:38 PM
Although I generally prefer a smaller opening for this kind of work, this piece works...and you nailed the form. What a wonderful gift!

Steve Schlumpf
05-13-2007, 8:54 PM
I like it Shane! Beautiful wood and the form has a slight Southwestern flair to it! Grandma is gonna love it!

Bernie Weishapl
05-13-2007, 8:59 PM
Beautiful piece Shane. I like the wood. You did a nice job on it. Grandma will be happy.

Shane Whitlock
05-13-2007, 9:52 PM
Thanks for all the comments, I appreciate them.

I didn't end up giving this one to Grandma, my wife reminded me how much grandma loved one of my other pieces so I gave that one to her instead.
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and of course my aunt seen it and "just had to have one" so she came over and I told her to pick what ever one she wanted. I have about 40 turnings sitting on the shelf and she picked the "Ugly Bowl" ...
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So it looks like I getta keep this little one :D , at least until the next family get-together.

Thanks again for the comments,
Shane Whitlock

Rich Chilcot
05-13-2007, 10:47 PM
Great form. The opening fits well with the rest of the piece. Thanks for sharing.

Ken Fitzgerald
05-13-2007, 11:31 PM
Shane.........I like everything you displayed in this thread!

Jonathon Spafford
05-15-2007, 2:52 AM
All these pieces are awesome! I can't believe the skill you have for the ammount of time you've been turning ... you have far surpassed me! Your work is great!