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Offline willstewart

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Tazza
« on: July 17, 2023, 08:16:56 AM »
Yes - I never heard of a tazza either before it was set as a competition, but an old word adapted from the Italian for 'cup'.  Now used for a shallow pedestal bowl.  This example from lignum vitae (so one could actually drink from it, hence the thin rim) for bowl and stem (two pieces of course) and a walnut offcut for the base, with cast-in-place pewter ring.  The bowl had no surface coating at all giving a shiny waxy appearance but I had applied a very light coat of food safe oil which brightens it a bit.  Stem and base with friction polish coatings.

Pictures not ideal as the width makes it hard.  Bowl diameter 230mm, thicker towards base
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Offline willstewart

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Re: Tazza
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2023, 08:39:30 AM »
better pic

Offline seventhdevil

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Re: Tazza
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2023, 07:56:38 PM »
where did you find a wide blanks of Argentine lignum then?
don't see that too often.

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Re: Tazza
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2023, 09:38:00 PM »
I bought a substantial log from Whitmores a few years ago.  Possibly a one off but I have been using it ever since!

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Re: Tazza
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2023, 09:09:39 AM »
i see, must have cost a bit. how big was it to start?

got one from there myself for a customer.

managed to buy a lump off Ebay too that also most likely came from Whitmores.

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Re: Tazza
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2023, 09:42:40 AM »
Not much bigger than the dish diameter (so the dish curve matches the log).  Probably was quite expensive but long ago!

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Re: Tazza
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2023, 10:18:47 AM »
Just a bit of fun made quite a while ago as something to do with tagua nuts (ivory substitute - lovely polishable white surfaces but with a hole in the core - ideal for light pulls...).  Not sure if it really is a tazza but will enter it anyway!

(top and base are symmetrical)
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Re: Tazza
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2023, 01:24:24 PM »
the only bit of Argentine lignum i have left is this 24-27"x 12" lump.

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Re: Tazza
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2023, 01:26:36 PM »
got 1 1/2 tons of the genuine stuff.