Thread: Challenge 2020-2021 Chief Tiff
9th Feb 2021, 02:41 AM #76
Ukranian Bog Oak.....
That's definitely a new one for me. I thought it looked interesting with that ebonised colouring. Enlarged it was more impressive again. So I got to thinking about a nickname. The handle has a distinct mushroom shape, but I'm not keen on "the mushroom." However, if we develop that theme, it is a little reminiscent of a nuclear mushroom cloud and as it is one of the smaller planes in the challenge so how about
"Power tends to corrupt. Absolute power corrupts, absolutely!"
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9th Feb 2021, 03:13 AM #77
Very beautiful work, Chief. Is the oak so named because it grows in a bog, or was it salvaged from the depths (perhaps when they were searching for a certain previous politician)?
9th Feb 2021, 03:18 AM #78
9th Feb 2021, 05:46 AM #79
That is most excellent, the Bog oak looks stunning,
Have they carbon dated the Oak.
9th Feb 2021, 08:51 AM #80
Bog-wood - Wikipedia
When I was originally considering what timber to use for the stuffing and the handle I was concerned that the pieces would be too small to show off any crazy grain or figuring; but I think the oak hits the spot perfectly. It was wonderful to turn and the shavings came off almost jet black!
A big shout out to Bdar who donated the blank; those who follow the turners will have seen some of his impressive work and somewhat esoteric pen blank collections.
My only regret regarding the timber is that it deserved being turned by someone a bit more competent...Nothing succeeds like a budgie without a beak.
9th Feb 2021, 09:54 AM #81
Ian wow. The grain in that piece really stands out. Love the finish you have achieved on it. The 2 pieces I've turned has cut so nicely. Still reckon Queen Ebony would have been fun to work with.
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10th Feb 2021, 09:56 PM #82SENIOR MEMBER
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6th Mar 2021, 08:05 PM #83
Digit extracted... The Nuke is approaching critical mass...
Over the last couple of days Iíve managed to find a few hours to start working on the bun. This was from the same bog oak blank that the handle was turned from; I just managed to save enough. First task was to thin it down to just over the thickness of the body; secondly to cut the back at 45 degrees to match the angle of the throat and finally to cut out the rebates for the cheeks with my little Pax razor saw (not shown below).
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Once fettled to fit neatly inside the sides were covered in masking tape for the profile to be drawn on. A few minutes with a coping saw later...
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Last bit for today was to refine the curves with rasp and file and begin the smoothing off. The tricky part is the interface where the wood meets the steel; this will need some very careful carving before I polish the timber any more. The two sides will eventually have a slight inwards taper to them which I think will look neater than than being left bolt upright. Agree? Disagree?
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6th Mar 2021, 08:56 PM #84
Looking good, tho Iím 50/50 on straight up an down or slightly taper.
Itís interesting how the last bits always take the mist time.
How will you finish the Bog Oak?.
6th Mar 2021, 09:53 PM #85Nothing succeeds like a budgie without a beak.
7th Mar 2021, 01:59 AM #86
I'm envisioning the taper as a compliment to the angled body to give a small tool some refinement, so it gets my vote. It's looking good - that bog oak is special.
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