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    Posted: 15 Sep 2019 at 2:29pm
Height 120mm O/A x 95mm wide, finish, cellulose sanding sealer and buffed with Microcrystalline wax.
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I really, really like the pot; its crazy shapes and angled joints suits the crazy, angled grain of the yew. I'm just not happy with a circular lid which has a traditional finial, on a modern, distinctively-shaped box.
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I take the comments about the lid on board LES.
Others have expressed reservations with the lids on a couple of others I've done recently.I did point out that the Pixie inside this one was happy with it.
Will have to get the pencil and paper out and do a few doodles for alternates.
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Originally posted by CHJ CHJ wrote:

I take the comments about the lid on board LES.
Others have expressed reservations with the lids on a couple of others I've done recently.I did point out that the Pixie inside this one was happy with it.
Will have to get the pencil and paper out and do a few doodles for alternates.


I slightly differ from Les especially with the first one but as I stated elsewhere the last one the lid just did not look right even though the Pixie is happy with it
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I find the whole subject of 'form' for want of a better word a difficult and confusing subject when producing off the cuff pieces.

There are obviously many reasons why 'classical' shapes gel with a percentage of the public, they would not be 'classics' if they were not seen as good design and attractive to the eye.

Personally anything that does not have either a sharply defined edge or a blended flowing curve does not look 'right', many people however do not notice or be put off by an awkward change in radius or rounded edge.

In the day to day selection of pieces by recipients for selves or gifts for others I see little consistency in preference for any given design, and regardless of how oddball some pieces appear at times and proportionally out of balance for one reason or another it is a very small percentage of pieces that end up in the donations box as a 'that will do for' item.
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Originally posted by CHJ CHJ wrote:

....In the day to day selection of pieces by recipients for selves or gifts for others I see little consistency in preference for any given design, and regardless of how oddball some pieces appear at times and proportionally out of balance for one reason or another it is a very small percentage of pieces that end up in the donations box as a 'that will do for' item.
To an extent, I agree with this, but having had my own wood-turning shop for 4.5 years, I can clearly see a pattern in which what is normally held to be an appealing form is more popular with the buying-public than that which is not held to be pleasing.
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