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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:56 pm 
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While waiting on my larger stem material to get here, I decided to play a little with another shape. Since I've had trouble getting my transitions down I thought I would have you guy's critique this before I go further. Unfortunately it has a couple pits that I will have to fill, I don't want to rusticate this one.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:15 pm 
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The bottom looks good. The top and sides need to be a bit more defined.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:08 pm 
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scotties22 wrote:
The bottom looks good. The top and sides need to be a bit more defined.



After I posted this, I studied it for awhile and did exactly what you said before you posted.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:53 pm 
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Basically on ANY shape, but it shows up most on these cherrywood types (and acorns - stuff where the shank is not at the bottom of the bowl), you want to carry whatever line you established with the bowl shape right through to the bottom - if it's straight, make it all straight, if there's a curve, make it a single uniform geometric curve - I've added one here just so you can see your deviation *at this angle* - of course, it has to be right at every angle, that's what's so hard!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:20 pm 
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Sas has the right idea, but didn't quite take it far enough to achieve true balance and elegance.

Add this to what he said, and you'll be all the way there:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:29 pm 
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Sasquatch wrote:
Basically on ANY shape, but it shows up most on these cherrywood types (and acorns - stuff where the shank is not at the bottom of the bowl), you want to carry whatever line you established with the bowl shape right through to the bottom - if it's straight, make it all straight, if there's a curve, make it a single uniform geometric curve - I've added one here just so you can see your deviation *at this angle* - of course, it has to be right at every angle, that's what's so hard!

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Thanks Sas


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:32 pm 
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LatakiaLover wrote:
Sas has the right idea, but didn't quite take it far enough to achieve true balance and elegance.

Add this to what he said, and you'll be all the way there:

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I like it George, but only if you make the stem for me. I am super impressed with your stems, absolutely gorgeous. Maybe someday I can do one 1/4 as good as yours. :notworthy:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:12 pm 
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Commando raid and a beating, George.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:18 pm 
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DocAitch wrote:
Commando raid and a beating, George.
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Or George could show me how to do one proper. :rockon: :rockon:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:24 pm 
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40 years ago, there was a carver who actually did stuff like that:

https://pipedia.org/wiki/Micoli

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:58 pm 
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I looked up this carver on Pipedia. He was a contemporary and we are the same age, but I never heard of him. Guess that I was too insular. I met a few carvers back then including Ann Julie, but never got out of Baltimore.
I have to say that I wouldn’t have liked his stuff then and still don’t like it now.
Ah well, check out my signature.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:04 pm 
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Why does this remind me of the old kool-aid pitchers?

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40 years ago, there was a carver who actually did stuff like that:

https://pipedia.org/wiki/Micoli

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:45 am 
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Looks like a fat guy that's shat his wingsuit, to me.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:22 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:30 pm 
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So you see it too?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:57 pm 
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Hell, now I can't un-see it. :lol:

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LatakiaLover wrote:
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Bwaahahahahahahah!
Well played, George and Todd.

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