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31st Jan 2010, 07:50 PM
Hi All
Managed to spend a fair bit of time in the shed this week end and finished up with three bowls that I am reasonable happy with
the first is a bit of Resser's Blackwood and finished up 250dia X 120 high
finished to 600, Hut wax,EEE then buffed with soft bees wax
number 2 is a piece of my "found on road Camphor Laurel" the grain and "quilting' that a appeared as I started to clean the blank up dictated the this had to have as much bottom as possible to show it off 340 dia x 60 high it is a cross between a platter and a bowl finished to 600 and several coats of shellawax with a EEE cut after the second
3rd is a bit of Red Gum with a "punky "lump that was to good to turn out it has had a heap of CA and turned quite well 160 in dia 70 high finished to 1200 with 2 coats of BLO and buffed with soft bees wax
love your coments

dai sensei
31st Jan 2010, 08:48 PM
Beautiful :2tsup:

31st Jan 2010, 08:51 PM
The Blackwood for shape and colour would be my pick. All the same some very very good shed time :2tsup:

Ad de Crom
31st Jan 2010, 09:21 PM
Graham, you spend your time very well.
I like them all, but the blackwood stole my heart, and I guess I'm not the only one.
Ad :2tsup:

2nd Feb 2010, 08:59 AM
Nice work BB.

Did you find the Blackwood to be brittle?

Allen Neighbors
2nd Feb 2010, 10:10 AM
I like 'em all. But that red one is tops!! Great save for a piece of punky wood. :D

Rum Pig
2nd Feb 2010, 10:49 AM
They all are very nice, well doen:2tsup::2tsup:

Gil Jones
2nd Feb 2010, 11:41 AM
Excellent turning and finishing.
Well done :2tsup:

Ed Reiss
2nd Feb 2010, 12:54 PM
:2tsup: ...for all three, BB

2nd Feb 2010, 03:29 PM
Great turning BB!!!:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

That Redgum was a brave and very successful effort.:U:U

2nd Feb 2010, 04:30 PM
Nice work BB.

Did you find the Blackwood to be brittle?

:C:C Not so much brittle but a real PITA with tear out on the end grain
finished with a sharp.sharp scraper with as fine a cut as I could
still had to resort to the 80# gouge to take the final tears out
still have one lump left and that has some swirling grain so it will wait untill im in a real patient mood:D:D

2nd Feb 2010, 05:00 PM
Shear scraping or flat?

2nd Feb 2010, 05:06 PM
Very nice. I also like 'em all.

2nd Feb 2010, 09:10 PM
I Like the lot as well.:2tsup:
Cheers Tony.:)

2nd Feb 2010, 09:22 PM
Shear scraping or flat?
shear with a real burr

2nd Feb 2010, 09:22 PM
They all look good, well done.

2nd Feb 2010, 09:24 PM
One of 's tips: with b/wood often flat will work better.

I'd also play with lapping the burr off as well.

3rd Feb 2010, 07:27 AM
thanks for that I will keep it on file for the next lump