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Sycamore Vessel with Fish

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This is a small vessel that was turned from sycamore. After turning I then etched the entire surface with fish and scales. I then used a thinned acrylic white on the exterior. I finished with the wipe on Gel Topcoat-Satin the size is 5" wide by 4" tall.

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Bradford Pear Trivet with Dragonflies

By Artisticturning, Owner

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I started the project by turning a trivet out of spalted bradford pear. I then drew the design and hand cut locally made glass for the design of the dragonfly. I also made a stand for the trivet out of the Spalted Bradford Pear. The trivet is 8" in diameter by 1/2" thick.

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Florida Cherry Bowl Ebonized

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This bowl was turned from Florida Cherry. I then finished the interior with Gel Topcoat. The exterior was given a basketweave texture with pyrography(woodburning) and some additional texture was done with a power carver. The exterior was then ebonized black and given a matte topcoat. The size is 10" Dia. x 4" tall.

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Acoma Strong

By Michael Alguire, Machinist/woodturner in Datil, NM.

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Acoma Strong is made from Bradford pear with the basket illusion technique applied, I chose this name because the acoma pattern is so prominent and seemed fitting. I had so much fun with this piece especially the photos, I know this shot doesn't show the form very good but I just feel in love with this shot, it gives it the real basket feel to it, it is 6.750"x6" and a total of 10,944 squares . Now I'm of to my next one :)

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Chairs

By Karina Kudymova in San Jose, CA.

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When the original red paint wore off my IKEA chairs I decided to repaint them with bright green color that matches our “hacienda style” living room. But my kids, who helped me, initially did such a bad job that I had to sand the chairs to prepare the surface for another round of painting. And they looked quite interesting, so I’ve decided to add decorative flowers and leave them as they were. I used the gold leaf and protected the siting surface with GF Polyurethane Top Coat.

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Floral Symmetry

By Michael

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This is one of the pieces I completed in my Platonic solids series.  This is a turned icosahedron which has 20 identical equilateral faces and 12 vertexes.  The piece was first turned as a box with an interior spherical hollow, then glued together and an exterior sphere turned as a starting point for the icosahedron.  It was then turned on 20 axes to create the 20 equilateral triangular faces.

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Platonic Ocean

By Michael

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This piece is a turned Platonic solid, a dodecahedron. A dodecahedron has 12 pentagonal faces, 20 vertices and 30 edges.  The form was totally accomplished on the lathe with many axes of turning to complete the internal spherical hollow and a matching external sphere. The external sphere was then turned on 6 axes with 12 fixings to accomplish the final form. The pentagonal faces reminded me of the pentagonal symmetry of starfish. I carved a different starfish on each face, inspired by nature and given a background reminiscent of the ocean.

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Ribbon Burst

By Bob Rotche

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This plate is turned from poplar and the rim carved and painted with the intent of being reminiscent of a wood cut print. The textured surface is painted with acrylics and the bowl portion painted with flat black spray paint. The back is left natural and finished with Danish oil which has been buffed to give it a soft sheen.

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Reborn as Bronze

By Ric Taylor in Houston, TX.

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Reborn as Bronze is a piece of Camphor wood that has been turned into a hollow form.  The surface was then embellished with a bronze paint and treated with a patina process resulting in an aged effect.  The finished piece is 5" x 5".

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Lidded Basketweave Vessel

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This is a vessel that was turned from Florida Cherry. I turned a lid also out of Florida Cherry. The vessel was then given a basketweave texture with pyrography ( woodburning). I then used a small power carver to apply additional texture to the lid and the body. The vessel exterior was then ebonized black. the interior was left the natural cherry to offer contrast and show that it was indeed made from cherry. the size is approximately 6" tall and 41/2" wide.

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Spalted Florida Maple Bowl w/ Textured Rim

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This is a Spalted Florida maple bowl that was turned thin and the rim was given a texture with pyrography( woodburning).  The spalting gives the wood its colors and is caused by a fungus that enters the wet wood and eats the sugars leaving the color and streaks.The bowl is 9" Dia. x 5" tall and is 1/16" thick.

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Lidded Bleached Sycamore Vessel

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This is a small vessel that was turned from sycamore, I then used a power carver to enhance the surface. Wood bleach was used to lighten the exterior of the vessel. I made the lid from spalted bradford pear. The spalting is a fungus the enters the wet wood and eats the sugars leaving  the wood with streaks and colors. I did not bleach the interior so there would be some contract between the interior and the exterior and showing that it is indeed made from wood. The vessel is 6 1/2" wide and 4 1/2" tall.

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Nubby

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This is a vessel that was turned from Black Walnut. The legs are turned as part of the vessel and then I use a power carver on the legs to contour and shape. The vessel was spray painted with Basil Green milk paint. After the exterior was dry I used a large hypodermic needle and artist gesso to add the nubbies to the exterior. The vessel is approx. 6" tall and 5" wide.

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Mahogany vase with Dragonflies

By Artisticturning, Owner

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I have a vase that was turned from Mahogany. The exterior is covered in dragonflies that were drawn and then etched on the surface. I then went over the entire surface with a thinned Basil green milk paint. The interior was finished with Arm-R-Seal. the vase is 6 1/2" tall and 6" wide.

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