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cornucopia
7th Jul 2010, 11:32 PM
hello folks

when we had the forum meltdown this thread dissapearded so i thought i'd re-post it and some additinal info about where the wood came from etc

This oaks story all started when my friend contacted me as he had a job come in to make two oak gate post finials- i wanted some fresh wood so of i went to see my friendly tree surgeon

I bought some green oak -the log was/is about 9' long and went from 18 to 22" diameter, its common oak but its been grown in a very wet woodland not far from me which apparently makes it grow slower than normal- it also seems to have given it a slight pink colour in place's
Here's some pics i took on my camera phone when i was collecting the oak- then a pic of the 5 sections stored in my log store and a hollow form i've made today from the oak.
the front of my van and some beech and ash logs- the oak pictures were to blurry!!
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv262/a-cornucopia/DSC00112.jpg
my log store
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv262/a-cornucopia/P1040415-1.jpg
the first hollow form 6.5" wide by 5.5" tall
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv262/a-cornucopia/P1040496.jpg


This is what my friend Richard findlay did with part of the log i got for him


http://www.turnersworkshop.co.uk/P4090039.jpg

http://www.turnersworkshop.co.uk/P4090040.jpg


These are the remaining things i've made with the logs-some you've already seen some that you havent

the middle form is 8" wide with a 7/8" hollowing hole-the other two are 6" wide with 5/8" hole's
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv262/a-cornucopia/P1040918.jpg



this form is 7" wide x 5.5"tall with a 7/8" diameter hollowing hole.
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv262/a-cornucopia/P1040603.jpg


this form is textured and is 7"wide x 5"tall with a 7/8" diameter hollowing hole
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv262/a-cornucopia/P1040607.jpg

two more oak bits today
7.5" wide x 6.5"tall with a 3/4" opening
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv262/a-cornucopia/P1050104.jpg
profile view
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv262/a-cornucopia/P1050097.jpg
I used to make allot of these forms a few years ago
8.5" tall x 5.5" wide with a 2"wide opening
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv262/a-cornucopia/P1050093.jpg
http://i690.photobucket.com/albums/vv262/a-cornucopia/P1050091.jpg

Cliff Rogers
8th Jul 2010, 09:40 AM
Noice. :2tsup:

brendan stemp
8th Jul 2010, 09:58 AM
Ya gotta luv oak. Good stuff Cornucopia.

wheelinround
8th Jul 2010, 10:12 AM
:)( what a stash of Oak

love it:yes: smell, feel, a challenge to turn at times when real dry.

George nice vessels all of them :2tsup::2tsup:

Ed Reiss
8th Jul 2010, 11:58 AM
All lovely work :2tsup:

Sawdust Maker
8th Jul 2010, 06:09 PM
Looking good :2tsup:
Like the look of your work and the oak looks pretty good

Claw Hama
8th Jul 2010, 11:43 PM
Nicely done, great job.