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Sparky23/09/2009 13:07:55
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Ralph, this is stunning.
I didnt know what to call it, a vase, a bowl with lid or just a beautiful ornament.
Proportions are perfect as is the wood.
Sweet Chestnut Burr & Purple Heart certainly go together very well.

 Brilliant, well done mate
Wolfie23/09/2009 15:08:07
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Yes Ralph, Marc has said it all. A wonderful piece  well done
Ralph Harvey23/09/2009 18:37:49
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Thanks Guys
It was supposed to be Paduke instead of Purple Heart, but the Paduke had a split in it, Will do that one later,
I thought i would do some pieces with lids before the winter comes and all my wood starts warping again,
Never did get round to insulating it ! dont think i will have time in the near future either ?
George Arnold23/09/2009 19:02:27
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 Very nice piece of work  I agree with the other comments,
 what are the sizes and how thick did you leave the wall

Edited By George Arnold on 23/09/2009 19:02:53

Edited By George Arnold on 23/09/2009 19:04:09

Doug23/09/2009 19:36:42
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Lovely Ralph, another winner.
The colour contrasts look great.
Best wishes.
Ralph Harvey23/09/2009 20:12:51
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Thanks George & Baz
The size is 7" diameter by about the same height in total, the wall thickness is about, 6mm just under 1/4"
Not something i am used to so still have a lot to learn on the subject of hollow work, good job you cant see inside but i like a chalenge.
I have a piece of African Blackwood, i might use for the next one a real bold contrast there, need to adjust one of my tools to get under the top edge a bit better.
dennis wake23/09/2009 23:35:08
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hi Ralph
    what a stuning object. every thing about it is quality.
   well don and keep them coming. what finish do you do on your larger turnings.
Alan T.24/09/2009 09:57:11
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Hello Ralph,
                    Another stunning piece mate.Did you use the new hollowing tool on this and if so was it as easy as you thought to use? Well done .  Alan  T.
Dave Atkinson24/09/2009 16:12:46
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I can only echo the views of others.

My only comment would be:  have you considered just a gentle sweep on the lid leading to the finial rather than the Ogee shape?  I know I'm being picky!

Cheers Dave
Ralph Harvey24/09/2009 19:43:36
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Thanks guys
Dennis, in this case it is several coats of laquer, i do sometimes use a coat to seal and then polish with beeswax but this leaves a soft satin type finish.
Alan, No this was done with one i made myself, the one i bought is a good tool, but a little too long for the position of the lathe, (its too close to the wall) been saying i will move it for some time now ?
Dave Completelly agree this was turned like a pot i saw on the AAW website the lid was going to be a lattice  but i opted for this one a slow sweep would look better, but the opening would need to be a little biger to allow the slope,
The finniel is not right either i like the lower half but not the top that would need to change as well.
Derek Lane28/09/2009 18:20:48
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 A little late seeing this but been away. Another stunning piece Ralph.
Toothy29/09/2009 20:53:16
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Hi Ralph
A beautiful piece in spite of criticism.
Mark Sutton02/10/2009 19:26:05
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  A Little bit late, i like the piece, nice use of different timbers Well done
Ralph Harvey02/10/2009 23:18:00
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Thanks Guys
Been on my Hols down in Cornwall just got back, Toothy I dont mind critisism its the best way to learn.
Hope to get back out there next week and do some more.

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