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Olive Vase 1. Private collection

Olive Vase 1. Private collection.visions

Olive Vase 1. Private collection

This is a vase made of California olive stump, which is always full of sand. The sand slows down the turning process due to the fact you have to regrind your gouge so many times. A feature of this and many of my pieces is the cracking or checking in the wall sides. Many turners avoid this like the plague, but if properly managed, adds nicely to the overall appearance of the finished piece.


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