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Gallery / Re: oak money box
« Last post by dr4g0nfly on July 09, 2020, 03:00:51 PM »
I love this, reminds me of the sort of money boxes that children used to be given when they opened a Post Office Savings Account.
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Gallery / Re: sycamore pierced burnet bowl.
« Last post by dr4g0nfly on July 09, 2020, 02:59:16 PM »
I'm going to stand alone on this, I like it.

I can see a ceramic platter influence here. Possibly not directly through observation but certainly this sort of pierced work is more common in ceramics.

And I have a collection of ceramics and I sometimes try to reproduce one of them in wood to see how the they translate between the two mediums.
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Gallery / Re: Horse chestnut wall plaque
« Last post by dr4g0nfly on July 09, 2020, 02:52:50 PM »
I'm very much in agreement with Pete and Les but my issue with the outer rim is (and not your fault, it's what you had to work with), s not irregulare enough.

It almost looks as if you've carved bits away to give it the uneven shape, which is a shame as I can see the amount of work you put into this.
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Gallery / Re: Nut cracker bowl
« Last post by dr4g0nfly on July 09, 2020, 02:43:06 PM »
These always look good on a table.
And that is a loverly piece of Olive Ask you found there.
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Gallery / Re: Tigerwood and Wenge
« Last post by dr4g0nfly on July 09, 2020, 02:41:26 PM »
No idea about tiger wood, I think i've seen several woods with that sort of name.

But the box shape especially with the raised lip, really looks great in my eye. Nice piece of turning.
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General Discussion / Re: Feeling good.
« Last post by dr4g0nfly on July 09, 2020, 02:31:03 PM »
Pete, your work and your collaborations with Mo are so different to the normal turners round and brown I'm not surprised that they took to your work so readily.
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For Sale / Wanted ,Decorating and Texturing Tool set
« Last post by Wood spinner on July 09, 2020, 02:00:23 PM »
Hi
Looking for a Henry Taylor Decorating and Texturing Tool set ( 3 cutters )

Used  ;)
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General Discussion / Re: Noob needs help!
« Last post by Wood spinner on July 09, 2020, 11:28:11 AM »
Hi , Send me a PM ( Personal message ) with your name and address and I will post you a 3/8 bowl gouge FOC

 ;)
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General Discussion / Re: Noob needs help!
« Last post by John Plater on July 09, 2020, 10:32:11 AM »
Yogavenger, be very careful. It is accepted generally that a roughing gouge should be called a spindle roughing gouge as it should only be used on spindle work ie stuff turned between centres or aligned with the centre line of the lathe. The construction and shaping of the spindle roughing gouge renders it unsuitable for faceplate work such as bowls or platters which are turned perpendicular to the centre line of the lathe. If a blank of timber for a bowl for instance, is too "uneven or blocky" it is best to work the piece to make it more balanced before switching the lathe on. A decent handsaw can be used to remove unwanted material though more labour intensive than a bandsaw or powered hand tools. The important thing is it makes the subsequent turning safer and potentially more enjoyable ! I turn lots of unbalanced pieces using my "go to" 3/8 bowl turning gouge.
ATB John
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General Discussion / Re: Noob needs help!
« Last post by bodrighywood on July 09, 2020, 10:20:34 AM »
 You only ever use a roughing gouge on spindle work never on face plate work such as bowls, platters etc. Using the grinder can be viscious if it only has harsh stones.You need a white stone at least. Also once the tool has been shaped ideally just touch it up every now and then as yopu work no need to go back to they grinder unless you leave too long a bgap between touching up or need to reshape it.

Pete
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