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    Tri Helix Grail

    Hello once again everyone Here's is my latest piece thought I would put a twist on things. This piece is Sapele turned and carved the finish is lacquer, it stands 14" and is 3.5 at the widest point. This one took a bit of time to smooth all the inner parts but yet keeping the crisp lines of the helix, there was a lot of hand sanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Jones View Post
    Hello once again everyone Here's is my latest piece thought I would put a twist on things. This piece is Sapele turned and carved the finish is lacquer, it stands 14" and is 3.5 at the widest point. This one took a bit of time to smooth all the inner parts but yet keeping the crisp lines of the helix, there was a lot of hand sanding.
    You have a twisted mind!
    Beautiful work, I especially like the reverse twist.

    If you have any shots of making it I'd love to see them.

    Hey, where did you find a chunk of Sapele that size. I have some slabs and 8 and 10/4 boards but I've never found any thicker.

    JKJ

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    Really nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John K Jordan View Post
    You have a twisted mind!
    Beautiful work, I especially like the reverse twist.

    If you have any shots of making it I'd love to see them.

    Hey, where did you find a chunk of Sapele that size. I have some slabs and 8 and 10/4 boards but I've never found any thicker.

    JKJ
    Thank you John, Sorry I didn't take any in progress photos this time I've been working on several wood projects as well as my paintings, the helix was carved over the winter and I was just able to get out to the shop and turn the grail part. I think I had told you before I lost my supplier for the Sapele but the mill is still there I just have to drive there 1.5 hr drive. I was getting 4" -5" thick by 10" wide by 6'-8 long 1/4 sawn planks and almost as thick pieces of the Pommele Sapele in those sizes; I sure miss having that connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Lisowski View Post
    Really nice!
    Thank you very much Bryan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Jones View Post
    Thank you John, Sorry I didn't take any in progress photos this time I've been working on several wood projects as well as my paintings, the helix was carved over the winter and I was just able to get out to the shop and turn the grail part. I think I had told you before I lost my supplier for the Sapele but the mill is still there I just have to drive there 1.5 hr drive. I was getting 4" -5" thick by 10" wide by 6'-8 long 1/4 sawn planks and almost as thick pieces of the Pommele Sapele in those sizes; I sure miss having that connection.
    Wow, now I'm drooling. I've driven from TN to MD and further just to pick up stuff. I'd be tempted into a road trip for some 4-5" sapele especially some that is figured.

    And although this is a wood/metals/carving/boat and other craftsy forum, I can't see why a few paintings couldn't be shown, perhaps in off topic. Hint hint.

    JKJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by John K Jordan View Post
    Wow, now I'm drooling. I've driven from TN to MD and further just to pick up stuff. I'd be tempted into a road trip for some 4-5" sapele especially some that is figured.

    And although this is a wood/metals/carving/boat and other craftsy forum, I can't see why a few paintings couldn't be shown, perhaps in off topic. Hint hint.

    JKJ
    I'll have to see if I can still buy from them I'll let you know. I posted a few of my Painting works on the off topic forum check them out and let me know what you think. link....https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread....13#post2909013
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