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    Kitanemuk(Calif) bottleneck basket

    This little Kitanemuk piece I recently finished is turned from Sycamore, 7" x 7", 1/8" beads, usual dyes and four-step finish.
    The inside is painted with acrylic "tera cotta" colored paint. It is too small to bead/dye the interior as I usually do.
    C. & C. always welcome. Thankskitanemuk bottleneck basket_1087.jpg
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    i saw this on WOw and commented, but this is worth 2 comments. This is superior work.
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    Beautiful piece Jim.
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    Jim, that is beautiful. I wouldn't even try to guess how something like that is done. Just awe inspiring.
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    Absolutely stunning work Jim - as usual! Thanks for sharing!
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    Jim,
    Your work is amazing. This piece really captured me when I saw it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
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    Beautiful work as always Jim. Always love to see your work.
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    Looks like you've cleaned out your stock and will need to start a bunch more! Never get tired of seeing these...big pat on the back Other Jim!
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    Thanks to all who have commented, always enjoy what others have to say. Other Jim, am still waiting for you to post one of your
    basket pieces. Yeah, they're good enough, ya just need to post one and let us decide!! Thanks all, very much appreciated.
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    It may be hubris and surely flattery, but I would love to try one of these sometime. Fantastic work.

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    New background and camera Jim? Looks great regardless! Awesome basket too!

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    Beautiful piece Jim, as all your pieces are!
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    Jeremy, Baxter & Kathy.....thanks for the compliments, always appreciate them. Baxter, I do have a new background, grey gradient. Picture
    was taken outside, early morning light with my Cannon point-&-shoot. Unfortunately I didn't re-set the white balance hence the "blue", I did brighten
    it some in iPhoto but I think it's too "blue" Next time!!
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    Another beautiful piece, Jim. How's about telling us how in the world you managed to bead the inside of the bottle neck?? I'm guessing you have a secret weapon...a bent beading tool maybe??? Then, there's the burning of those beads??? Inquiring minds are wondering...
    Last edited by Richard Madden; 09-15-2012 at 10:34 PM.

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    richard.....I cut-off a piece of dull planer blade steel, drilled a hole in it for attaching to my hook tool. Using a very small chain-saw file I filed a 1/8 Diameter groove into the piece. I then took it to my grinder
    eased-off the metal on either side of the main groove for clearance. This attaches to my hook turning tool to do the beading inside the bottleneck portion. I made a special burning point from Nicrome
    wire shaped to fit inside the neck. This is fastened to a Razortip hand piece with screw terminals. So easy even a caveman could do it.
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