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Offline BIG KHS

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First posting
« on: June 11, 2019, 10:23:30 PM »
Hi all

Thought I'd see what other people think.

Oak burr sculpture 23"x14" dyed, carved and finished with reactive acrylic paints.

Look forward to your opinions.

Regards Kevin

Offline hughie

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Re: First posting
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 12:15:38 AM »
Looks good to me especially the antique copper finish. A challenging piec with some hectic air turning, gets my vote

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Re: First posting
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 10:32:18 PM »

Unless this piece is far thicker than it looks, I'm at a loss to see how it held together.

But held together it has and the overall sculptural effect works well. Although I think a metallic or dark post instead of the blue one would have worked better.

If this was your first posting, roll on your second.
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Offline BIG KHS

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Re: First posting
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 11:21:07 PM »
Hi gents

Thanks for the kind words and useful criticism.

I've dropped a side view of the piece below to show it's thickness.

I was indeed saying something like a prayer while turning it, to be totally honest I had a chuck ring half screwed on one side of it and a plywood packing piece on the other side and a small cast iron faceplate screwed to the ply as a counter balance.

The blue tube is actually a bit of copper pipe treated with the patina fluid from the reactive paint to give it an aged look but in hindsight maybe a chrome tube would have been better.

Funny you should have mentioned a second posting I was going to be putting one this evening.

Thanks again Kevin.

Offline John Plater

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Re: First posting
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 11:09:44 AM »
I love to see plenty of fresh air in a turning, the spaces help to define the form. Keeping the piece of timber together is always a challenge but there are ways and means as you have described. I would have given a bit more thought to the production of the stand/ base to match the quality of the work in the turning.
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Re: First posting
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2019, 03:48:44 PM »

  Nice piece Kevin... You seem to have captured all elements , but speaking from experience we as well as many others
  have a great deal of difficulty choosing the right kind of plinth, to much  can distract the eye
  from the piece but you seem to have got the blend right , would have preferred to see a black pin as the blue distracts.
  But as always personal choice
   Kind Regards
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Offline BIG KHS

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Re: First posting
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 09:15:10 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys will take on board.

The blue post will be going and will be swapped for a chrome one as soon as I get a chance.

To be quite honest I went off it after I epoxied in place.

Regards Kevin