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EARLY WORKS


Melvin Lindquist

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PIECE ID #

MBL/EW-004

TITLE

Flare Mouth Jar

DATE

6-1982

Dimensions

8 7/8"H x 6"D

Wood

Spalted Maple

Price

Please Call

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MELVIN LINDQUIST
Flare Mouth Jar

MBL/EW004 (SOLD)

Lindquist Studios 1998

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During the mid-seventies, Melvin began working on perfecting his technique which he called "blind boring" so named because the process involved "feeling" the cutting action of the tool while turning the inside of the form without being able to see.  He began experimenting with the process of hollowing forms as a machinist with General Electric Co. in the early 50's, using an expandable reamer which gave him the inspiration for blind boring.  Frequently, machine tool processes which he had special access to became the catalyst for Melvin's early experiments in woodturning.  His main purpose in hollowing the vase form was to achieve  greater accuracy and consistency.  The subsequent hollowed form would have a lighter weight and a more consistent wall thickness, easing the tension of the wood and enabling more even and faster drying.  The result of the process is a stable vase relatively light in weight, without cracks.

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This Flare Mouth Vase  has a classical  form and is made of spalted wood, the form and material for which Melvin is most well-known.  This vase is blind bored and has a consistent wall thickness. 
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Spalted Maple Has
a medium tight grain, similar to birch and other northern hardwoods.  The background wood in this piece is a creamy tan with deep rich black zone lines.