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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Clichy fantasy flower bouquet
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2010, 03:29:50 PM »
yes, it's the complex finish (with the extra outlined bulbous shapes at the ends of the petals) which is much better from the underside - it's the canes which are smudged at the ends of the petals, looking at it from the top.

I'm sure you could do far better than this one-which-got-away!
Cheers, Sue (M)

Three Wise Women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, delivered the baby, cleaned the stables and made a casserole...

And there WOULD have been peace on earth.

Offline Baked_Beans

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Re: Clichy fantasy flower bouquet
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2010, 03:54:23 PM »
Having said that the crimping on the leaves looks right and there is a trail of stalks looking from the underside so it has been set correctly ! Perhaps a false alarm  :thud:

Offline KevinH

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Re: Clichy fantasy flower bouquet
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2010, 09:50:15 PM »
In addition to Alan's points about the photos ...

A basic feature of any domed weight is that from the top, the interior elements will all be magnified, therefore enhancing any imperfections arising during the dome construction, which can distort the "upper surface" of the inner design through spreading and so forth. In the weight mentioned here, note how the white "bud" has lost much of its "whiteness" when viewed from the top but from below it is clearly a very neat slice of cane. That is quite typical of the distortions that can happen during the normal making procedures. It happened quiite a lot with Paul Ysart weights, too - but only in the clear base weights can the effect be appreciated. In some cases, a cane structire can look very different when viewed from the top and through the base. I have a good example of a PY weight that looks "ok" from the top but is much, much better when viewed through the base.

Offline Lily of the Valley

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Re: Clichy fantasy flower bouquet
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2010, 01:19:04 AM »
Very educational, KevH.  This has been an interesting topic all the way around.

Thanks .... Lily :)



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