Re-turn

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Re-turn

Postby Doug » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:12 am

This was my first ever attempt at turning spalted beech 7 years ago.

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I was never happy with it for many reasons particularly the fact that overnight it went from round to oval (over a 1/4" out) & I`d bought the blank supposedly fully seasoned. :shock: :(

Whilst moving gear round in the workshop for the Hammer & making the wood store I found this bowl full of nuts n bolts & rather than throw it in the fire pile I put it to one side till I had time to see if i could re-turn it.

Last night I gave it a go, I mounted it in cole jaws & cut a shallow socket.

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You can see not all the buttons were touching due to its shape & at this point I thought I may be wasting my time. :(

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Fortunately I managed to get a clean cut all round before running out of wood & whilst it wont win any prizes for design, the finished article is far more pleasing than the original :)

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Re: Re-turn

Postby woodsmith » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:18 am

That's a nice job, you must have improved in the last seven years :)
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Re: Re-turn

Postby jonnyd » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:02 am

Nice remodel

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Re: Re-turn

Postby mrgrimsdale » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:16 am

Doug wrote:...... it wont win any prizes for design, .....[/img]
Why not? It looks good to me and simple designs can be harder to do well.
I'd have left the top edge square, not rounded. That's my only quibble!

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Re: Re-turn

Postby tusses » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:56 am

Looks much better :D

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Re: Re-turn

Postby DogsDanglies » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:05 am

Good job!
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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Re: Re-turn

Postby modernist » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:49 pm

A great improvement and nicely thinner.
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Re: Re-turn

Postby Doug » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:17 pm

Thanks chaps.

The boss likes it so at least it another piece out of the workshop.

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Re: Re-turn

Postby Mr Ed » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:21 pm

Looks great, I think the thinner edge makes it look a much finer piece

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Re: Re-turn

Postby paulchapman » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:53 pm

Very nice, Doug. Massive improvement over the original. What finish did you use?

Cheers ;)

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Re: Re-turn

Postby Doug » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:58 pm

Cheers Chaps.


Paul, the bowl was finished using the Chestnut buffing system, so a couple of mops with cutting wax & the a final mop with Carnauba wax.

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Re: Re-turn

Postby mattty » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:00 pm

It's amazing how much nicer the thinner bowl looks. Nice job Doogal.
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Re: Re-turn

Postby promhandicam » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:02 pm

paulchapman wrote:Very nice, Doug. Massive improvement over the original. What finish did you use?

Cheers ;)

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What Paul means is that your first attempt was a pile of poo - he is just too polite to say so :lol:

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Re: Re-turn

Postby paulchapman » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:12 pm

promhandicam wrote:
paulchapman wrote:Very nice, Doug. Massive improvement over the original. What finish did you use?

Cheers ;)

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What Paul means is that your first attempt was a pile of poo - he is just too polite to say so :lol:


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Re: Re-turn

Postby jake » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:16 pm

That's a nice end result for a spinney thing. Given how much it moved I bet you are glad you roughed it out and let it settle for a few years.


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