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bowl-basher
24th Feb 2011, 09:28 PM
Hi All:):):)
Managed to get some time away from the honeydo list and finished of these two
The burl is a coolabah and has a striking gum vein pattern it is 300 across the top and the "bowl" is 170 in dia stands 60mm high.finished to 600# and currently has 4 coats of "Organ Oil" I will give it a couple more and then a buff
I am not sure of the type of pine this platter is made from as it was a found by the roadside bit. It has a pleasant "honey like" smell as it was turned. pleased with the result it is 220 in dia and stands 30 high the wall is from 4mm to 6mm at the base finished to 600 , EEE and 3 coats of a mix of Shelawax cream and liquid. I have a few blanks of this left and am looking forward to turning them:D
Love your comments
Bowl-Basher

Cliff Rogers
24th Feb 2011, 09:36 PM
:2tsup:

Allan at Wallan
24th Feb 2011, 10:32 PM
Absolutely fantastic Bowl Basher and you should be
very proud of them. Well done !:2tsup:

Allan

Sawdust Maker
25th Feb 2011, 09:52 AM
:wts:

Sapling
25th Feb 2011, 02:09 PM
Yep!! ummmmmmmmmmm, stunning is the word I think I was looking for

wheelinround
25th Feb 2011, 02:16 PM
Nice work there Graeme :2tsup:

munruben
25th Feb 2011, 08:35 PM
Great work, looks really nice. :2tsup:

dai sensei
25th Feb 2011, 09:46 PM
looking good :2tsup:

artme
26th Feb 2011, 08:54 AM
Excellent stuphph there BB!!:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

Can't help with the pine ID, But it sure is beautiful.:)

Ed Reiss
26th Feb 2011, 01:22 PM
BB...seems that you've increased your turning skills a lot since retiring :2tsup:

Ad de Crom
26th Feb 2011, 08:25 PM
Graham, very nice work.
My eyes catch the Coolabah as this is very striking wood, must be a big fun turning this, and ask almost for grabbing from the screen of my computer.
Ad :2tsup:

bowl-basher
11th Mar 2011, 03:01 PM
I was encouraged by members of my turning club to enter these pieces in a competition ... I was not sure but entered them in the Blacktown Show
and to my great delight the were awarded 1st. & second
this is the first award I have won for my woodturning and I am stoked......:D:D:D:D:D:D

Bowl- basher

RETIRED
11th Mar 2011, 03:04 PM
Wider doorway to the shed needed?:wink:

Grommett
11th Mar 2011, 04:45 PM
You have every reason to gloat. Lovely stuff.

wheelinround
11th Mar 2011, 05:55 PM
Knowing the judge personally I know he is now winging his way to a well earned holiday on the Sunshine Coast:U

Graham well done you and J must be stoked:2tsup: of course this also doubles the selling fee as they are award winning platters.

Toymaker Len
11th Mar 2011, 08:26 PM
Beautiful pieces, I think that your pine is cedrus deodara and I wonder if the burl is coolibah as it usually has now voids at all, not that it matters as the forms are perfect.

powderpost
11th Mar 2011, 10:37 PM
Congratulations... they are worthy entries.. :2tsup:
Jim

Ozkaban
12th Mar 2011, 08:37 AM
Well done BB! Awesome result.

Ed Reiss
12th Mar 2011, 01:06 PM
Watch out now...there'll be no living with BB now. Gonna get in with the swelled head crowd, and before long he'll be charging a grand per bowl:roll:


nicely done on the pine piece...looks grand!!

bowl-basher
12th Mar 2011, 02:53 PM
Watch out now...there'll be no living with BB now. Gonna get in with the swelled head crowd, and before long he'll be charging a grand per bowl:roll:


nicely done on the pine piece...looks grand!!



I wish:rolleyes::rolleyes:

artme
13th Mar 2011, 10:01 AM
Top stuphph there BB!! Congrats on the awards!!:brava:brava:brava:brava

(And I remember commenting some time ago on the line of your bowl bottoms,:B:B

Shame on me!:rolleyes::rolleyes: )

bowl-basher
13th Mar 2011, 01:22 PM
Top stuphph there BB!! Congrats on the awards!!:brava:brava:brava:brava

(And I remember commenting some time ago on the line of your bowl bottoms,:B:B

Shame on me!:rolleyes::rolleyes: )

No !!!!!!!:oo::oo::oo:
thanks for taking the time to offer advice
without help from guys like you we would not lean to look at what we do with a critical eye....and improve bit by bit
Thanks
Graham

joevan
13th Mar 2011, 01:24 PM
Hello "bowl-basher"

Very nice work, something to be proud of. The "pine type" platter could be norfolk island pine, the wood shavings from a bowl I recently turned had a very sweet smell as well. If you look at my thread " in uncharted territory" you can see simulare grain and knott pattern as you see in your platter..
BR Joe v K.

orraloon
13th Mar 2011, 08:50 PM
Two very nice platters. You really made the most of the grain pattern on that pine one.
Regards
John