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Offline Roger Groom

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something a bit different
« on: September 14, 2019, 01:55:34 PM »
First post for a while due to life getting in the way. the sphere is from ash, the base is oak and the finials African Blackwood. this is a compilation piece as a friend of mine used the Paul Howard hollowing jig to make the sphere and i took over from there. the sphere was pierced with a dremel, then pyro`d and finished with Rust patina paint. the base was textured and then finished with ebonising laquer.
The sphere is 100mm diameter and the base about 300mmx75mm. c&c welcome.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2019, 01:58:48 PM by Roger Groom »

Offline Les Symonds

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Re: something a bit different
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 05:56:27 PM »
I like just about everything with that piece. Well thought out and some great textures.
Les
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Offline GBF

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Re: something a bit different
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 08:37:57 AM »
I like this a well balanced and thought out piece well done

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Offline Wood spinner

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Re: something a bit different
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 03:40:44 PM »
All I can say is WOW
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Offline The Bowler Hatted Turner

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Re: something a bit different
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 04:35:01 PM »
Roger I like this but I do think the drop finial should have echoed the other two. Well done though.

Offline Roger Groom

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Re: something a bit different
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 10:52:02 AM »
Thanks gents for the comments. Much appreciated and points taken on board. This won the annual competition at one of my clubs last night, but as it was a joint venture I turned the trophy down. In hindsight, I should not have entered it but it was the concept which encouraged me to do so. Call me old fashioned but that's how I am. Anyway thanks
Roger G

Offline crazylegs

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Re: something a bit different
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2019, 08:20:23 PM »
one to be proud of. I bow to your superior skill and imagination.
never try to be better than others just better than you were yesterday.

Offline Nick Simpson

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Re: something a bit different
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2019, 07:10:54 PM »
Well done
I too think the finials might be better matched
But......overall the impact is great
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