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By 12345Peter
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I would love that on my desk, but I think I would end up spending too much time looking into it. It really is compelling and a lovely piece.

Regards
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By CHJ
#700072
Paul.J wrote:Now i like that one Chas =D> =D>
Edit-: and the newly designed pen holder,i can't keep up with you :lol:



Well you have an input to both Paul, :lol: it's your old Rexon Chop saw that is cutting the bits up.
Just wish it had a brake and an induction motor, still gives me the hebie gebies when I first fire it up.

Been looking for a replacement I could justify spending the pocket money on for a quieter life but no luck so far, don't need the capacity just the ability to set and hold the accuracy.
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By Paul.J
#700087
Good to hear its still going strong Chas,it was a good little saw,but as you say a little too noisey.
Have you changed the blade to a finer cut one since you have had it??
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By paulm
#700090
That's a bit special Chas, nicely balanced piece and lots of interesting and well executed detail, but also looking great as a whole, like that a lot :)

Cheers, Paul
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By gus3049
#700099
CHJ wrote:Been pottering again today.
Walnut and Oak

Ah, I like this one. Of all the pieces you have made from these millions of offcuts you are trying to clear ( :wink: ) this is the one that works best for me, really nice box. Love the way you have hidden where the lid is. One idea ripe for nicking - ta!
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By CHJ
#700124
Paul.J wrote:......Have you changed the blade to a finer cut one since you have had it??

Yes Paul, not much finer but a sharper one from Axi soon after I had it. Blade does not do much work but the motor gets a start -stop hammering.
gus3049 wrote:....... Love the way you have hidden where the lid is. One idea ripe for nicking - ta!

The lid idea came about during the putting together Gordon, mainly as a method of reducing the bittiness of too many different pieces and shades of wood.
Doug B wrote:...I`m not a big fan of segmented work, ....

Strangely enough neither am I Doug, although I appreciate the skill involved in producing intricate small parts accurately enough for some of the more exotic designs they often smack of "look what I can do" to me, and that's not just sour grapes because I don't have the skill, patience or equipment to do them.
And that's a driving aim whilst I'm playing with these bits, to try and put something together that's decorative without going over the top in my eyes, others of course may see no difference.
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By gus3049
#700131
CHJ wrote:And that's a driving aim whilst I'm playing with these bits, to try and put something together that's decorative without going over the top in my eyes, others of course may see no difference.


Absolutely, there is so much work that seems to be because they can rather than making something beautiful, balanced and artistic (better not get into dovetail guitars here :D ) As is so often the case, less is more I reckon (says he who is into piercing, texturing etc)
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By CHJ
#700897
Something similar, just to prove the first one was not a fluke. :)

Might know someone wanted "one like that" just to put me on the spot.
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Walnut & Oak 125mm dia.
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By gus3049
#700898
CHJ wrote:Something similar, just to prove the first one was not a fluke. :)

Might know someone wanted "one like that" just to put me on the spot.
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Walnut & Oak 125mm dia.


Nice again Chas but for me, the joy of the first one was that the split for the lid wasn't obvious, The change of colour for this one rather spoils the illusion. Is that green natural??
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By CHJ
#700917
Gordon, the colours are natural, no sign of green in natural light.
The shade difference is not so obvious either, but the contrast does change considerably dependant upon whether the top section is viewed end or side grain and the lid segments aligned or not,
The Brown can change between café au lait and Cafétière dependant on light/viewing direction.
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By gus3049
#700987
CHJ wrote:Gordon, the colours are natural, no sign of green in natural light.
The shade difference is not so obvious either, but the contrast does change considerably dependant upon whether the top section is viewed end or side grain and the lid segments aligned or not,
The Brown can change between café au lait and Cafétière dependant on light/viewing direction.


Ain't wood grand??