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Old 04-20-2016, 09:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cholla cactus and Alumilite vase

Now that I'm retired I hope to have more time for projects like this.
This vase measures 7 1/2" tall and 3" in diameter.
It was made from a blank where I cast a section of Cholla cactus with colored Alumilite resin.

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Old 04-20-2016, 09:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very very cool.
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Beautiful - really stunning!
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That is pretty cool...

....finally Mr George Watkins has a little competition
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That's one expensive chunk of resin! But I'm sure it'll fetch a handsome price when you sell!

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Old 04-20-2016, 10:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Beautiful vase, I love the match of the resin color and the wood. Thanks for sharing

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Old 04-20-2016, 10:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Mark, That is beautiful. I also love the colour combination.
Great job.

The sun came up this morning. What a great start to the day, now it's up to me to make it even better.

I've cut it 4 times and the damn thing is stlll too short.

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Old 04-20-2016, 12:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Outstanding work in blank and vase.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 04-20-2016, 02:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That's awesome!
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