Vases for Pat & Denise

The rectangular block was cut in half and one part was rounded, revealing a small knot and inclusion (the bark).

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When the second half was rounded, it revealed this amazing figure. The depth of the waves was mesmerizing.

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Here are the two forms basically shaped. Hollowing was next.

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The inclusion became more pronounced with the shaping of the form1208868_1491654017721190_6588471321538376338_n

On this form, the figure became deeper and even more interesting all the time during the shaping

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This is the finial that I designed previously with the addition of the bead near the bottom that replicates the shape of the form. The collar is made from Elm.

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The same picture with the form turned a bit to show the other side.

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The plug/finial removed. The plug is made from a small piece of dyed maple burl. The grove in the plug separates the dyed section from the bottom button

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This is the form with more figure, completed with it’s collar, plug & finial. This plug stands a little higher than the other. They’re interchangeable so either finial can be mounted on either form.

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The same form, turned a bit, showing off its figure.

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Turned again to show a lot of figure.10264963_1491651657721426_181701264334580552_n