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Post by Doug » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:43 pm

One for the Australian timber afishionadoes amongst the members :shock:

This bowl is made from forrest fire damaged Australian burr, probably Red Mallee.

The first photo shows the chard outer offcut & if you look at the top of the bandsawn section you can see how the scorching has gone into the timber.

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This is the bowl fresh off the lathe.

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& these 2 of it after it had been oiled.

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It`s already been pointed out that it wont hold much milk with my cornflakes :o :lol: but c&c still welcome.......I think :? :?

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Post by Mr Ed » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:09 pm

Despite my previous smartarse comments re cornflakes, milk etc I really like it :D

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Post by jonnyd » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:16 pm

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Post by senior » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:20 pm

I think it would be difficult to wear this one as a hat, too shallow and flat.
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Re: Bowl

Post by mattty » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:21 pm

Lovely Doug.
Was it scary to turn? It looks like it could have fallen apart at any time?
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Post by JHWBigley » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:33 pm

Now I like that!

Is that the stuff you where on about at Cressing?

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Re: Bowl

Post by tusses » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:25 am

I like it too. So much more interesting than a 'normal' wood.

I'm going to have to unbury my lathe some time and have a go.

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Post by DogsDanglies » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:01 am

Well done, Doug, another nice piece!
I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel, but it was some b*stard with a torch bringing me more work!

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Post by sainty » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:14 am

It doesn't do it for me*, it looks too knackered.

I think that if the rim had a crisper edge I would like it more and it would look lee like it had been dug up in a field ;-)

*this opinion comes with the caveat that I know nothing about these things, and I'm sure technically it's an impressive piece, also, enough other people have said that they like it that my opinion won't hurt your feelings. x.*

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Re: Bowl

Post by Doug » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:52 am

Thanks for the comments chaps, if nothing else they make me smile :D
mattty wrote: Was it scary to turn? It looks like it could have fallen apart at any time?
Not scary, but to get a good finish it was spinning pretty quick, this helped the gouge pass over the voids but meant the bits coming off it hit you like bullets :evil:
It remarkably ridge though if i`d have gone thiner it would probably have started to break up

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Is that the stuff you where on about at Cressing?
Can`t remember :oops: probably, I`ve had the blanks a few years now.

senior wrote:I think it would be difficult to wear this one as a hat, too shallow and flat.
Works well as beret Bob, though not water proof :|

sainty wrote:It doesn't do it for me*, it looks too knackered.

I think that if the rim had a crisper edge I would like it more and it would look lee like it had been dug up in a field ;-)

*this opinion comes with the caveat that I know nothing about these things, and I'm sure technically it's an impressive piece, also, enough other people have said that they like it that my opinion won't hurt your feelings. x.*
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If I`m honest it`s not the most pleasing piece I`ve ever turned sTu, but it`s my entry for this years competition & the problem is coming up with something different to what everyone else will turn.

It will be judged on several aspects which include technical difficulty amongst other things, so turning a bowl out of a normal bit of timber wont get many marks on that score.
As to the just dug up look :lol: :lol: I`m hoping that will give me the edge, shabby chic & all that 5hite

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Re: Bowl

Post by paulchapman » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:26 am

Very nice, Doug - I really like that. Lovely colour.

Good luck with the competition.

Cheers ;)

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Re: Bowl

Post by jake » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:06 pm

I've never seen a wooden colander before, very ingenious.

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Re: Bowl

Post by Doug » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:50 pm

paulchapman wrote:Very nice, Doug - I really like that. Lovely colour.

Good luck with the competition.

Thanks Paul.

jake wrote:I've never seen a wooden colander before, very ingenious.
I was thinking of suggesting your colander idea to the good lady, but I doubt she`d want to put her wet lettuce in it & to be honest I`m not that brave :lol: :lol:

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Re: Bowl

Post by megga » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:14 am

I love it, not your run of the mills. I think you should name it "The Marmite piece" as you love it or hate it. Looking forward to start making bowls, but i lack skill, good chisels and a chuck, but apart from the, i'm all set :D

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