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brendan stemp
15th Dec 2009, 08:43 AM
I recently finished this piece that had been sitting around the workshop for some time, needing lots of hand sanding. The impetus to finish it was that I entered it in the Australian Wood Design Exhibition, an event held in Orbost Vic. each year, so I did the hours of hand sanding it needed and made the lid and finial. It was done entirely on the lathe except for the two cut out sections. Made from a piece of fiddleback redgum and finished with danish oil and 3 coats of a flat nitrocellulose lacquer.

The Exhibition offers prizes in a number of categories including woodturning and they also have an Aquisitional prize where they will buy a piece for their collection. My piece got the Aquisitional prize. It will help to pay the Christmas bills!!

Rum Pig
15th Dec 2009, 08:48 AM
Congratulations on your prize :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

Well deserved. That is a loverly piece well done:2tsup::2tsup:

15th Dec 2009, 09:18 AM
Congrats Brendan :2tsup: Fantastic looking piece.

Ed Reiss
15th Dec 2009, 01:10 PM
The pics are better here than on WoW !!!

Top notch work Brendan:2tsup:

15th Dec 2009, 03:34 PM
+1 what Ed said. A worthy gloat indeed. A bit challenging to visualize the ways the piece was mounted to turn the various surfaces. Hope it was a BIG prize, commensurate with all your hard work.

Gil Jones
15th Dec 2009, 05:15 PM
Congratulations, Brendan :2tsup:

Jim Carroll
15th Dec 2009, 05:19 PM
Nice peice Brendan.

So what do you call yourself,

A Woodturner.

A Woodcarver.

A Wood Sander.

15th Dec 2009, 05:23 PM
sept looks like a spaceship . the piece is out of this world , i tried to work out how it was done then my head started hurting and i gave up :2tsup::2tsup:

tea lady
15th Dec 2009, 06:34 PM
:oo: Amazing piece. Well deserved win! :2tsup:

15th Dec 2009, 07:17 PM
Now that's pretty awesome Brendan! Another spectacular achievement and a well deserved prize

brendan stemp
15th Dec 2009, 07:21 PM
Nice peice Brendan.

So what do you call yourself,

A Woodturner.

A Woodcarver.

A Wood Sander.

You forgot one Jim..... Wood Gluer!

Jim Carroll
15th Dec 2009, 08:16 PM
You forgot one Jim..... Wood Gluer!

Are you admitting to a few FAUX PAS on this peice.

15th Dec 2009, 08:57 PM
:2tsup:Great box Brendan How many hours on the sandpaper?:2tsup:

15th Dec 2009, 08:58 PM

15th Dec 2009, 09:14 PM
When I first saw this there was one word that escaped from my mouth that I hope the neighbours didn't hear. Geez, talk about raise the bar!!!. Absolutely breathtaking. Well done.

15th Dec 2009, 09:37 PM
A really stunning piece with lots of planning and thought involved. You didn't mentioned the size of the piece, not that that really matters, Congratulations on an excellent piece well done.

15th Dec 2009, 09:54 PM
Totally gloat worthy, Brendan....:2tsup:


15th Dec 2009, 10:23 PM
Brendan That is a superb pice of tuning and more than worthy of your prize.


dai sensei
15th Dec 2009, 10:59 PM
Top job there Brendan :2tsup::cool: Congratulations with the win, the end result well worth it.

brendan stemp
15th Dec 2009, 11:19 PM
Thanks, some very generous comments. Much appreciated.

16th Dec 2009, 03:19 AM
Beautiful work Brenden, a stunning design, uniquely yours, combined with superb skill and dedication. :wave:

16th Dec 2009, 07:43 AM
It doesnt get much better than that, nice!

17th Dec 2009, 12:56 PM
...When I grow up I want to make beautiful, functional things...
That is lovely, and the workmanship looks stunning.
Congrats on the award.

All the best

19th Dec 2009, 11:56 AM
Congratulations on your win Brendan and I'm sure it was well deserved.:2tsup:
Cheers, Robbie