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    I made this some time ago and as I was packing up my stock came across it as it is, unfinished. I want it to be free standing on a plinth of some sort but haven't really got any style or design in mind so thought I'd pick your collective brains. The colouring is pretty accurate in the photos. Size is obviously varied but max. diameter is 24". It is different on each side as seen so needs to be free standing so must have a good strong, wide base of some sort. Ideas please?

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    I think it would look beautiful set into something like wrought iron and hung outside with, perhaps , the house number or name below it.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Critchley View Post
      I think it would look beautiful set into something like wrought iron and hung outside with, perhaps , the house number or name below it.
      I see what you mean Carol but it is made of macrocarpa, a type of pine and wouldn't last very long out in the elements. It is essentially an indoor decorative piece. A big one on a tall pillar in a durable wood could make a decent garden ornament perhaps. Helen..are you listening? LOL

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      • #4
        OK. yes, I understand that but I still think it would look nice set in that kind of frame and hung, prob in a hall.
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        • #5
          I would put it on something simple so as not to detract from the sculpture and also enable you to see both sides. A simple stainless steel bar ( or a pair )into an appropiate edge if it's sufficiently thick then the other end of the bar sat in a simple foot of the same wood, black painted or clear acrylic block of sufficent width to stand up obviously !!

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          • #6
            What about sitting it in one of those old wooden mirror frames. You know the sort where you had a circular mirror sitting in an arch of wood. Very often the mirror would swivel, but you would not need that.
            If you could find one to tart up, and wide enough, it could probably be done fairly cheaply. If you needed more support for the bowl, fasten a piece of wood across the back of the arch to stop the bowl falling through.
            From memory, these things usually have a fairly wide base to stop the mirror from falling over.

            Thats the end of my tuppenceworth

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            • #7
              What about hanging it from a gong stand. I'm not sure how you would hang it, perhaps you could frame it first in wrought iron like like Carol suggested.
              If you use google images to look up gong stands you will see what I mean. I'm not sure if I can post an image here as they are probably copyrighted.
              Hanging it from a gong stand will allow both sides to be seen and it could be moved around too.
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              • #8
                The gong stand is a good idea, How thick is the piece, can it be hung from a hook in the side? It is really difficult to verbally describe something very visual but my initial thought was... think Arco style lamp but more of a loose question mark shape ?. The base would be the problem though, It would have to be very either heavy, stone or marble, or a broad base which would take up lots of room.

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                • #9
                  Rhe base is he main problem. For it to be stable it needs to be as said either very heavy or disproportionally large. Some good ideas here though, Thanks, Keep them coming please LOL

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                  • #10
                    Would be a cool clock face!
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                    • #11
                      I can see it raised up on a simple wooden tear drop stand. I think the piece its self looks like water drop ripples, and the tear drop would enhance the effect.
                      It would look beautiful on my very plain dining table........With maybe a fairy on top????? hahahaha!!! only kidding darl
                      It is a beautiful work that really should be a centre piece though.


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                      • #12
                        Just give it to me Pete then you won't have the extra worry to think about. I have a very helpfull streak and wish to take your burden from you. lol

                        I don't know pete is it deep enough to bore a hole through it top to bottom then insert a nice rod through it with a fancy metal finial then have it on a base so it could spin on the rod on its axis then you could see both sides when ever you wanted.

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                        • #13
                          There is one place where I can bore a hole for a rod into the side but it is not thick enough right through and drilling a straight hole that long would be difficult anyway. I haven't got the tools etc to do it. It will need to be mounted. My original idea was on some kind of pedestal. The inspiration came from Douglas Fishers work which I really like. One example is this, a bit better than mine mind...I need to practice a bit more once I am in my new workshop and I have some space and a concrete floor. LOL
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                          • #14
                            It's beautiful but I know absolutely nothing about wood. Just a suggestion, why don't you post your question also in the 'wood' slot - there maybe someone who might have an idea but maybe won't be looking in this section?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rosiepinkStudio View Post
                              It's beautiful but I know absolutely nothing about wood. Just a suggestion, why don't you post your question also in the 'wood' slot - there maybe someone who might have an idea but maybe won't be looking in this section?
                              The main reason I posted in the general was because it is good to get ideas from people who do other crafts as they see things differently. Some of the ideas that have come forward so far aren't things I would have thought of at all.
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