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Allan at Wallan
27th Jul 2008, 11:34 AM
Ken Wraight (a top turner) is a member of our club and
gave me some hints in making a lidded bowl. Unfortunately
I only finished the base at the club and made the lid at home
later that day.

He has no idea of what I was going to do for the top
but expects to see it at our next meeting.

I made it all from a cracked piece of Cypress Pine and
overall am happy with the result. I wonder what he will
say though.

Allan

wheelinround
27th Jul 2008, 01:54 PM
An excellent piece Allan well done a top job just make sure you show him the photograph too :D

You know how critical others can be when handling other turners stuff :roll: often we are our own worst critics :p

Love the grain retention and match up between the top and base :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

artme
27th Jul 2008, 02:23 PM
Agree with Wheelin. Great!:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:
Good to see a divergence from the sorts of "classic" lidded boxes we see so often.

Calm
27th Jul 2008, 03:33 PM
Classy bit of work Allan:2tsup::2tsup:

, too cold for me in the shed at the minute but waiting to have a go at a ldded box.

cheers

mic-d
27th Jul 2008, 04:10 PM
I haven't turned since high school, but I won't let that stop me, I'm feeling particularly opinionated today for some reason Alan:D I love the shape of the bowl and the lid, but that spindle, it looks like you modelled it on a brass garden hose nozzle. I have something against brass garden hose nozzles!:wink:

Cheers
Michael

Allan at Wallan
27th Jul 2008, 06:17 PM
I haven't turned since high school, but I won't let that stop me, I'm feeling particularly opinionated today for some reason Alan:D I love the shape of the bowl and the lid, but that spindle, it looks like you modelled it on a brass garden hose nozzle. I have something against brass garden hose nozzles!:wink:

Cheers
Michael

That's ok to be opinionated Michael - I welcome it.:2tsup:
Sorry you don't like my finial - guess I was dreaming
about some much needed rain down here and thinking
of hosing my garden for a change.:D
I hope your woodworking machinery from Wallan is
still going ok for you.

Cheers.

Alan

David Mitchell
27th Jul 2008, 10:42 PM
Looks great Allan ,Cypress has very nice grain.:cool:
Have you turned the piece of cedar you got at the last turn fest :?
Regards
David

TTIT
27th Jul 2008, 11:50 PM
...........I made it all from a cracked piece of Cypress Pine .............Is there any other kind:o:~:C I just finished one yesterday myself - fixed the existing cracks before I started and managed to crack it in 2 more places just fitting the lid :~:C - - - - - but it is nice to turn :shrug:

Nice job Allan :2tsup:

lubbing5cherubs
28th Jul 2008, 08:16 AM
I think he will say great job that is very nice
Toni

artme
28th Jul 2008, 08:57 AM
Cypress Pine. Cracks at the dropp of ahat and yes cuts like cheese.

madcraft
28th Jul 2008, 10:43 AM
Cypress Pine. Cracks at the dropp of ahat and yes cuts like cheese.

And love that funky smell that goes through the shed , I hate it when she cracks and goes ballistic on the sanding stage

Cheers
Glenn

Elbow
29th Jul 2008, 12:49 PM
Good stuff Al:2tsup:

Allan

rsser
5th Aug 2008, 05:55 PM
The shavings make a very durable mulch.

Jim Carroll
5th Aug 2008, 06:03 PM
The question that should be asked is.

How can I improve on that next time.

You always have to look at ways of improving your skills and this in turn improves your finished peices.

So have a closer look all the time . You are your own best critic.
If all else fails show SWMBO and get her to ctitique your work and tell her not to be diplomatic as you always want feedback.

rsser
5th Aug 2008, 06:35 PM
True 'nuff.

Tho didn't someone say a work of art is never finished ... only abandoned?

mick61
5th Aug 2008, 08:16 PM
Gday he will pick on the finial. If you have seen some of the finials he has turned you will know why.Good job though.
Mick:D

Manuka Jock
5th Aug 2008, 08:29 PM
Looks good to me Allan :2tsup:

and I have never turned a box , or a finial in my life .....
so my opinion is totally unbiased ......:D

cheers ,
Jock

Cliff Rogers
5th Aug 2008, 10:20 PM
The base & the lid are good, :2tsup: the final is wrong...:no: too tall & too wide at the lid.... do it again. :D

wheelinround
6th Aug 2008, 08:38 AM
I just did a google image search for Box Finials and what an amazing sight strange shapes sizes and figurements and by the standards I saw yours isn't to big maybe a tad short and stout in fact.

So Allan whats the verdict what did the great Phoo Bar say.:roll:

Grand Poobah
6th Aug 2008, 09:42 AM
It's Grand Poobah thanks and I say not too bad as a first effort.

Needs refinement but that'll come with time. Smoother, cleaner, more defined lines, crisp clean v cuts and non boofy foot. Talking finial only here.

There are a lot of turners out there who have no idea what so ever how to turn a decent finial or for that matter how to turn anything between centers with style and finesse. After all spindle turning falls under the heading of real woodturning and you actually have to know what you're doing.

Allan at Wallan
6th Aug 2008, 08:30 PM
The verdict!

I met Ken again today at the club and with a degree of
trepidation pulled the lidded bowl out for his perusal.

Overall I believe he was quite pleased with the result
and courteously suggested some changes for the future.

a) The bowl and basic lid were quite good with minor
scratching that could be eliminated.
b) The inner wall of the bowl could be made a little
thinner but practice should overcome that.
c) The finial could be improved a lot by making a
gentle curve from the top of the lid to the highest
point. I did expect him to say that in some way.

Whilst Ken has been a member for a while it is only
very recently that he has been in a position to attend
the club regularly. I can say without hesitation that the
standard of turning, tool sharpening and techniques
has improved out of site. We are all grateful for his
interest and involvement.

P.S. Substitute lidded box for lidded bowl if you wish.

Allan

wheelinround
7th Aug 2008, 10:02 AM
:brava:way2go:

munruben
7th Aug 2008, 11:03 AM
I don't believe its a bowl with a lid,. looks like a solid piece to me. Good for clobbering someone with.:)
Nice work Allan.:2tsup: Now lets see the lid come off..:D

Cliff Rogers
7th Aug 2008, 11:43 PM
If you get the Woodturner mag, have a look at the latest issue, No.190 August 2008 on page 24. :2tsup: