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    The local fencing contractor gave me a small length of 4 x 4 merbau post.
    I decided to cut it in half and glue to make an 8 x 4
    then attached to the lathe. This is what I ended up with:
    Attachment 72154Attachment 72155

    what do you reckon?
    The little yellow/gold highlights are ...
    final size is 6 1/4 by 2 1/2 (that's inches for those whom are a lot younger then I)

    (NB the first photo is closer to actual colour, for some reason I can't get the 3rd piccy to load)

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    We call it Kwila up here.

    Not bad to work, stains everything. (Ask )

    Bleeds when it gets wet.

    I've turned a few bowls & platters out of it & I made a workbench out of it.

    I don't like the white flecks in the grain.... they annoy me.


    PS. I like the shape & you have done a bloody good job of the end grain.

    You didn't say what the finish was.
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    I actually like the fleck in the colour and the shape.

    I prefer to have thinner walls but overall it is very nice.

    Like Cliff what is the finish - sanded too etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Rogers View Post

    You didn't say what the finish was.
    Thanks for the comments

    finished with U-beaut's EEE then Shellawax

    Calm
    I tend to agree re thinner walls, slowly getting my nerve up and get thinner turnings. (would like to get thinner meself) everything takes time and practice, unfortunately don't get enough time on the lathe

    I don't mind the fleck, just wondering what it was/is

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    Well done Doc.
    I have in the past used flooring off cuts to produce a bowl or two. Some what hard but takes a good finish.

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    Musk, 24 x 7 cm.

    Dedicated to p.t.c.

    Finished with sanding sealer and wax.

    Had to fill a crack with CA and wood dust but it's darker than the surrounding wood - any tips for alternatives? Epoxy any better?
    Cheers, Ern

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    Very nice. great colour.
    Thank you for the kind thought
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    Nice one Ern - nice curves.

    Did you use the foot as the chucking tenon or have you removed the tenon? How did you avoid chuck marks if you did use the existing foot?

    Pity about the crack - but that's wet/rough turned wood for you

    I assume this is the end result of this rough out?
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    Andy, thanks.

    And good spotting

    Yes, the foot is the tenon and still needs cleaning up. Thought I'd had the size right to avoid jaw edge marks but no . Will vac chuck to finish.

    Had planned to move to step jaws since I'm sick of the last reverse, but those for the VM100 chuck wouldn't work on this form. The SN2 and 75mm bowl jaws looked to fit just, but I was wrong.

    Interesting how the weak blonde shellac sanding sealer warmed the timber colour from beige to pale honey. Was reaching for my std n/c sanding sealer for pale timbers and Skew's post about how much he hated the stuff echoed in the brain box, so tried something new for me. Thanks Skew
    Cheers, Ern

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    Ern very clean, simple & elegant. Just the normal standard of work you always produce.

    Great job again

    Cheers
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    Nice bowl Ern. What is Musk?

    The blokes at my turning group put t-shirt fabric between the chuck and the jaws to protect finish.

    Somewhere I was reading that a turned object shouldn't have any evidence of where it was held onto the lathe. Coming from pottery it doesn't bother me that things would have foot rings and things. What are other people's thoughts on this?
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    Ta TL. Musk .. http://www.tasmaniantimbers.com.au/t...bers.html#musk

    I'm a foot fetishist when it comes to bowls, so I'll either use one as a tenon (and then clean it up if nec.) or to hide from side view a shallow recess in which the jaws were expanded.
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    Nice bit of timber Ern, shame a bout the crack.

    I'd be tempted to try carving/burning/texturing the crack to diguise it.

    I agree that the foot has to stay.
    I'd reverse the bowl on the lathe & turn the dovetail edges off so the foot tapered toward the centre of the base.
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    V nice
    and I must say I especially like the figure. a much nicer piece then the bit I've got, oh well

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsser View Post
    Andy, thanks.

    And good spotting
    I remember it being a shape I quite liked and saved it in my 'to do' list - still not managed to get it done - guess I haven't quite found the right piece of wood One day!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Rogers View Post
    I agree that the foot has to stay.
    I'd reverse the bowl on the lathe & turn the dovetail edges off so the foot tapered toward the centre of the base.
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