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Don Leydens

It's a Leaker!

A while back a tree guy stopped by my shop and dropped off a couple pretty ugly oak burls. Don't even know the guy. Couldn't even get a pen blank out of the first one, but managed to get this out of the other. The base is from the same piece, but from a different spot. Thought I was gong to loose her when a crack developed near the bottom, but she held together. No embellishments on this one. I really enjoy making these types of turnings and have a bunch more in the works. Your criticism is appreciated (good stuff too :-) ) Finished with Tung Oil and brought back with steel wool and Ren. wax. 5-/2" tall x 6" across. Inside photo below. Thanks for looking, Don

It's a Leaker!
Don Leydens, Feb 16, 2013
    • Vincent Luciani
      Congrats Don on the demo and the photo of the week Don!!! Excellent, as always.
    • Don Leydens
      Thanks a lot Robert and Vinny!

      Don L.
    • George Van Beynen
      Congratulations Don, glad you held it together. You did an exceptional job of joining the base to the vase, by using a piece from the original blank one would never know unless told. Your out-flowing rim was really daring in a piece like this but you pulled it off and raised the WOW factor considerably.
    • Edward Weber
      What else is there left to say but thanks for sharing this with us.
    • Don Leydens
      Thanks for taking the time to comment George and Ed. It's appreciated.

      Don L.
    • paolo ceresi
      Don i really like this piece, Really good view, dressing with a lot of elegance..

    • Jonathan Lingo
      Totally love the "Leaker" must have been a little nerve wracking.
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