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Ben Goeller
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Flower basket
Nov 22nd, 2015 at 11:16am
 
I'm not sure why others start embellishing there pieces but I did it mainly because the logs or wood I was using was plain to say the least. Add that to the fact I was an average turner I needed to "embellish" my work to get the proper oohs and ahhs .
Anyway this piece- the base, the oak basket, and the pebbles that the flowers are stuck into were all turned on the lathe. The round base, I used the lathe to index and lay out the lines for the tile effect. On the pebbles ( the grey part that the flowers are into I turned it and carved the pebble effect into it. The Oak basket came out the best- after I turned it I carved the woven look into it and pyrographed the dark lines. By the time it was finished one would have to actually get very close up to tell if it was a real basket or one piece.
The rest of the piece it ALL wood. The flowers and leaves were carved out of tupelo and then painted for the proper effect.
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Reply #1 - Nov 22nd, 2015 at 12:53pm
 
That is absolutely amazing,perfect in every sense.The flowers look so real. Thumbs Up
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Reply #2 - Nov 22nd, 2015 at 3:41pm
 
Ben your work is incredible, Wow! You should join and submit your work on World of wood turners WOW. Your work would stand strong with all the other great pieces I have seen. Thumbs Up
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Reply #3 - Nov 22nd, 2015 at 5:41pm
 
Nicely done   Thumbs Up
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Reply #4 - Nov 23rd, 2015 at 12:06pm
 
Very nice.
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Reply #5 - Nov 23rd, 2015 at 1:07pm
 
Ben - I suggest you post a few more photos of each element here for us to "Ooo" and Aaahh" over.

Terrific work!  Excellent carving and painting work!
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Reply #6 - Nov 25th, 2015 at 5:18pm
 
Thanks for all the great comments!

Breck, not sure what WoW is but I'll check it out.
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Reply #7 - Jan 29th, 2016 at 7:37am
 
Wow is right! I'm into wood turning, chip carving, marquetry, and basket illusions for embellishments to our wood turned vessels. YOU  stepped outside the box. I really am impressed!  The flowers are the most delightful. Can you give me some tips are to how you accomplished them to look so real?
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Reply #8 - Feb 1st, 2016 at 10:28am
 
Kat, Iím not great with words but Iíll try. First I turn the approximate shape I need , in this case a cone shape. Then Iíll hollow it out or drill it out while itís on the lathe, if necessary.  Once I cut it off the lathe Iíll draw my  lines where I want to begin carving (the line in red) and then begin removing the material I donít need to get the look I want.

As far as painting, I always start with the darkest color first, painting the entire flower and then begin to add lighter colors as needed.

Hope this helps.
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