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Offline Les Symonds

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Demo trio
« on: September 30, 2019, 03:20:02 PM »
Last Thursday I did a two-hour demo at Herefordshire Woodturners, on methods of scorching and embellishing scorched pieces. It was a whirl-wind demo, cramming a lot into two hours, so I made it clear from the outset that I wouldn't be attempting to finish any one of the three items that I worked on. Rather, I would progress with them as far as was necessary to show the methods involved, then complete the pieces at home.
So here they are....
  • a spalted beech bowl, about 10" diameter, with verdigris wax and a cabochon of yew
  • a lightly scorched laburnum weed-pot, with copper gilt cream
  • an end-grain oak pot with lime wax and a cabochon  of yew

C&C always welcome
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Offline GBF

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Re: Demo trio
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2019, 04:31:46 PM »
Very nice work Les

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Re: Demo trio
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 09:32:55 AM »
Lovely pieces, Les, I hope that the audience were suitably impressed !
ATB John
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Re: Demo trio
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019, 10:36:47 AM »
Thank you George and John....they were a great audience and very appreciative....makes the effort worth while.
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Re: Demo trio
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2019, 02:02:10 PM »
Very nice and impressive - though I am not quite sure what a 'weed pot' is!

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Re: Demo trio
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 02:17:22 PM »
...not quite sure what a 'weed pot' is!
....my apologies for using an Americanism....I guess we'd call it a dry-grass vase.

Les
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Re: Demo trio
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 03:46:39 PM »
Thanks!  Probably me - I also had to ask when my club asked for a 'bud vase'!

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Re: Demo trio
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2019, 05:36:30 PM »

....my apologies for using an Americanism....I guess we'd call it a dry-grass vase.

Les

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Nice trio for a demo would love to have see that

Offline Paul Hannaby

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Re: Demo trio
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2019, 09:24:53 PM »
I had a front row seat at the demo and spent an interesting evening watching these three take shape. It's nice to see the finished results! They all look good Les.

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Re: Demo trio
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2019, 02:03:55 PM »

  They all look Good Les..... IF we had known you where at Hereford we would have popped over.

  Got Tony thinking again on  Raku and Cinders.... Back experimenting again.
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Offline Les Symonds

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Re: Demo trio
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2019, 05:33:01 PM »
I had a front row seat at the demo and spent an interesting evening watching these three take shape. It's nice to see the finished results! They all look good Les.
Many thanks Paul, I'm pleased that you enjoyed it.


  They all look Good Les..... IF we had known you where at Hereford we would have popped over.

  Got Tony thinking again on  Raku and Cinders.... Back experimenting again.
  Kind Regards
  Tony di

Thanks Tony/Di...I've been searching through the leads/links that you gave me and am currently experimenting with gesso, with coloured acrylics to stain it.

Les
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Re: Demo trio
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2019, 08:20:13 PM »
Noswaith dda Les, fel nhw yn fawr iawn, rhaid i chi ddod i arddangosiad gyda'r nos ym Mangor.
Good evening Les, like them very much have to get you to come to an evening demonstration in Bangor

Offline Les Symonds

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Re: Demo trio
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2019, 09:46:20 PM »
Diolch Michael....it would be my pleasure.
Les
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