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Standing Tall
brian horais

Standing Tall

This 19 inch tall stand is part of what my wife is calling my 'COVID series'. Dreaming up and creating items like this has kept me sane and kept the creative juices flowing during these challenging times. All parts were turned on the lathe and various textures were used on the base, top surface and center column. The base was turned from cherry, the column was turned from apple, the top surface was turned from maple and there is a walnut ring holding the central column to the top surface. The central column was turned off-axis with a parallel two axis method. Finish is Watco oil.
Thanks Harold! This stand started off with a bent apple log that I decided to turn off-center to see what would happen. I was pleased with the shape, especially when I blended the off-center middle section with the on-center ends. I did the texturing of the apple section on the lathe with a very small gouge and again was pleased with the results. The remainder of the stand was a progression of ideas, textures and finishes. It was fun to make but it reminded me how much longer a furniture item takes to create than a simple turning.

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