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TrickinWood
24th Sep 2015, 11:07 AM
I have no idea what species, but we have a lot of Jam around the Great Southern Western Australia, so if anyone knows (by the bark, or colour, drop in a name) but its not going to anyone, and it is just a practice bowl.

I got a wood burning tool (not a expensive pyrography tool) for Fathers Day, so I had a little play as well. This piece was the piece I tried turning before I made my new Lathe stand. It was a crutch, with 3 limbs coming out, and was so very, very hard.

So without further ado . . I give you "Crutchless"

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Critique welcome, but bare in mind, it was just a practice bowl, but will take pride of place on my desk. (my 11 yr old son saw it and his first reaction was "I want breakfast in it tomorrow" haha) It was finished with Organoil Danish Oil and then U-Beaut Friction Polish. It sucked up 4 coats of Danish :C

PS: the black line through it, was from Sap that baked into it, when I dried it in the Microwave . . . Was hard as a rock by the time I got to it.

kcam
24th Sep 2015, 12:05 PM
Great result Trickinwood your burning embellishment suits the chunkiness of the bowl, I like it :2tsup::2tsup:
PS. Suggest that you experiment with the heat setting on your burner to avoid the over burn when embellishing.

TrickinWood
24th Sep 2015, 01:25 PM
Great result Trickinwood your burning embellishment suits the chunkiness of the bowl, I like it :2tsup::2tsup:
PS. Suggest that you experiment with the heat setting on your burner to avoid the over burn when embellishing.

Thanks mate.

Unfortunately the wood burning tool, is basically the soldering iron with additional tips in it. There is the only one heat. I will be saving though, for one of those better Pyrography tools. I like the contrast the burn makes on the wood.

Cheers

turnerted
24th Sep 2015, 04:47 PM
A good first effort . You can only get sucked in further .
Ted

smiife
24th Sep 2015, 07:55 PM
Very nice, well done on your first bowl
I like all the knots and finish suits this bowl too!:2tsup:

Christos
24th Sep 2015, 09:29 PM
I enjoy turning a crutch piece as some can produce some very interesting effects. There is a slight tendency of loosing the piece as you go thinner so you definitely need to be well protected.

Normally you would try to go a little thinner which would give it a lighter feel but with the embellishment that you have done it add to the piece.

You have captured a nice curve on the outside.

Pratty
24th Sep 2015, 09:39 PM
For your first bowl mate, i think that looks wicked, i still have my first bowl sitting in a cupboard, heavy chunky thing lol but was as good looking as your's, well done.

Willy Nelson
25th Sep 2015, 12:16 PM
Mate
I hope this doesn't come across as arrogant, but I normally don't open posts labelled as 'My first Bowl', but noticed your post stayed towards the top of the list, so I broke my own rule and opened up your post.

Wow, for a first bowl, you have some real potential. I like the pyrogrophy the most. I reckon it is Jam, awesome timber.

So well done
Cheers

Willy
Jarrahland

DaveTTC
25th Sep 2015, 06:27 PM
I'll join the chorus. Well done. I think the embellishments help sell it too. With practice i have no doubt you could get a more even burn even with a soldering iron.

Can't wait to see you what you turn up next.

Dave TTC
Turning Wood Into Art

Bruce White
27th Sep 2015, 08:52 PM
Great first effort. Do you always set the bar high when you start out in a new field?

TrickinWood
27th Sep 2015, 11:53 PM
Thanks to you all for the kind words.

To be totally honest, I wasn't even going to post my first bowl, as it was really a throw away piece. I didn't think much of it, until I took it out and took a photo and had it on my big screen. (eyes and glasses just didn't cut the mustard at the time). It look nice with the finish, so I thought I would just so I had documentation of my first try :)

off to Denmark to grab some blanks in the next 2 weeks, so I will have a "real" bowl/platter to share.

Again, comments much appreciated, and I'm humbled.

Cheers