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05-07-2008, 1:20 AM
Guess I've been giving the steel snake a workout this week! This is a hard maple HF 6 3/4 X just under 3". The dark strip is from a small branch that was poking out the side. I didn't think it would add much to the piece till I got into the wood. Nice surprize. Has 3 coats of AO burned in on the lathe. I'll buff it out in a weekor two...Bill...
05-07-2008, 1:55 AM
Oh wow, that is gorgeous, from form to finish. :D
05-07-2008, 8:20 AM
Beautiful Bill. I love the way maple will often reveal "flaws" that can set off an otherwise plain wood. Very nice form and finish. When you burn in the oil on the lathe, are you applying the oil on a rag while the piece is turning? What is the advantage in doing that?
05-07-2008, 8:42 AM
05-07-2008, 9:05 AM
Wow, post some more pics please , that's a real winner, What is AO ?
05-07-2008, 10:35 AM
Beautiful piece Bill. Form and finish are just great. Well done.
05-07-2008, 11:30 AM
AO is minwax antique oil. It is a wiping varnish. While mounted on the lathe I put a coat of AO on with the lathe off. Let it flash off for a few minutes and then friction it in. Thanks for the niced comments too!..Bill..
05-07-2008, 11:33 AM
Beautiful form, wood, finish! Didn't know you could friction varnish. Learn something new everyday.
05-07-2008, 1:39 PM
Very nice work William! Great form, interesting wood and beautiful finish! I'd say you have this hollow form thing down! Nice work!
05-07-2008, 7:16 PM
Woweeeeeeeeeeee! This looks great, that inlcusion adds so much character. Also, a real nice form and awsome finish. Great job!
05-07-2008, 7:23 PM
Thanks fellas! You can probably feel me blushing from all the nice things y'all said!...Bill..
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