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Thread: Off the new toy

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    Default Off the new toy

    In another thread I was asked what I had made on the new toy. At that stage I had only turned a pen. So I thought I would turn something a bit bigger to see how the lathe performed and get it dirty.

    I have found that the turning position is higher, I did check and see if I was standing in a hole. The S1000 certainly runs quiet and smooth.

    Anyway, little bowl is nothing fantastic. Saw something like this on the net and had a piece of plain Black Heart Sassafrass that has been hanging around for a while. So decided to have a go. Not sure if I like the feet.

    Haven't decided what finish to give it yet so it's just as it came off the lathe. Sorry about the quality of the photos, don't have a fancy photo set-up just the iphone and a led light.

    Brett

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    Well I like it
    Thought is was Sheoak when I first looked
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    Very nice , I like the Lathe, if you center height is higher than you like , make a platform longer than the lathe and about 1 mt wide, and to a height that is comfortable.

    Jeff
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    Congratulation, I like the lathe and also what comes out of it.

    Cheers Tony.

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    Very nice. I must admit that I also thought it was Sheoak.

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    Well that's certainly different. what did you use to create the texture on the top surface please.

    As for a finish, I'd go with a matt effect, something like Lemon Oil, anything that gives that a gloss will (in my opinion) detract from it.
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    I also think it needs a matte finish. I like Danish Oil or Tung Oil.

    Beautiful piece. Do you have any bruised fingers?
    So much timber, so little time.

    Paul

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    No bruised or cut fingers, finished pretty good off the tool so there was little sanding to do.

    Used a small arbortec carver to texture the top. and do the small feet.

    Before finishing I was thinking of maybe some colour somewhere on the top. Maybe a copper paint rubbed into the high spots???

    Brett

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