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byron constantine
07-03-2008, 1:14 AM
This is a 8"/6" hf with a 2" walnut snout, about 3/16" thick. It was bright yellow when i turned it wet. Now it has nearly lost the yellow and turning
beown. The screws from the face plate were too long and left little holes
so i made a shallow inlet and filled it with black epoxy.

Norm Zax
07-03-2008, 3:35 AM
The epoxy ring is definitely a nice solution. Congrats on the new "vessel".

Jim Maxwell
07-03-2008, 8:43 AM
Nice hollow form. A ring of walnut fitted into the groove would have added a bit more interest?

robert hainstock
07-03-2008, 8:53 AM
the epox works for me ok. a walnut inlay would be beyond my capabilities.:)

Steve Schlumpf
07-03-2008, 10:22 AM
Byron - very nice hollow form! Good looking wood and finish! I like Jim's idea of a walnut insert but the epoxy works well. Have to admit I would prefer the hollow form with out the 'snout'. To me it detracts from the piece by drawing the eye away from the form.... but that's just me.

Nice work - looking forward to seeing more!

Joseph Peacock
07-03-2008, 11:59 AM
Awsome!!!!!! Nice grain.:cool:

Bernie Weishapl
07-03-2008, 12:08 PM
Good looking HF. I don't care for the snout as you put it. I would have cut it down and just left a nice small collar. The black epoxy looks good.

Jim Becker
07-03-2008, 5:00 PM
Osage orange will "brown out" as you have experienced. It's pretty kewel when you are turning it, however, and those bright yellow shavings are flying to and fro!

I kinda agree with Bernie relative to the form...a shorter, and perhaps wider collar would probably be my choice for this form.

Paul Engle
07-03-2008, 5:52 PM
Nice work Byron, other thoughts... on the colar... maybe a flair like a tulip and on the bottom , a ring of walnut , leaving about 1/4" protuding for a base, maybe flaired like the colar to match . I like the shape and the inclusion looks way cool. Kind of a far eastern (Turkish) flavor. I like it, looks like a pomegranite ....;)