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By Paul.J
#701014
Very nice Chasney :D
I can see a green tinge to the lid on this one.?
Any chance of doing one with the beads all the way down,i think it might look good with the Oak broken up by them??
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By CHJ
#701681
A little smaller & a bit better balance on base to top detail,
Wood type swap around gives a quieter presentation I think.
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Walnut & Oak, 110mm dia.
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By gus3049
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CHJ wrote:A little smaller & a bit better balance on base to top detail,
Wood type swap around gives a quieter presentation I think.
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Walnut & Oak, 110mm dia.


Its more obvious where the lid is but I agree that the balance is nicer now. Wouldn't say no to any of them though :D
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By CHJ
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Managed an hour in the shed this morning , house guests having gone on yet another tourist trip around Wiltshire, so did not have to have my sociability hat on.

Another little "thank you" for a wood donator.
Walnut & Oak.

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By CHJ
#710102
Back to basics for the next few days, having to clear out some old oddments of the hoard to meet a request.
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Beech, spalted and otherwise, both 120mm dia.
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By gus3049
#710173
Nowt wrong with the basics apparently.

I wish I had some beech, seems rare round here. The few bits I've had were lovely to turn and finish.

I haven't seen the inside of my workshop for weeks, ever since the goblet hell bit. Hopefully, the last bedroom will be finished next week and I can make stuff round again.
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By CHJ
#710245
Another couple of basics, still they at least have forced some sorting through of all those 'might be usable' bits.
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Spalted Beech, 147mm dia.
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Ash, 144mm dia.
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By richburrow
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Nice shapes chas!!!!!! I also like the esher look you have got going on.
Hope you are well mate.
Rich
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By CHJ
#710352
Thanks Rich, have a mound of segmented stuff in prep. but a request for some more basics has got me digging in the depths of the wood shed for any remains of the persons supplied wood that is dry enough. Those are my only remit, must be their wood and simple 'user' forms.
So I'm letting the oddments of wood dictate what has been hiding in there for the last three years or so.
Still not enough hours in the day so I guess all is well on the personal front thanks.
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By CHJ
#710446
Well, recipient wants them warts and all, good job else this one would have been in the bin more than once, not the most enjoyable couple of hours in the shed trying to cope with the split personality of the blank.
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Yew 210mm dia.
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By Grahamshed
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I think showing stuff like this should be banned. It makes me want to get on with clearing space for a lathe and I have to many other things to do.
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By CHJ
#710595
Now here's an example of the perverse nature of a lump of wood, admittedly usually only seen by turners.
This piece and the previous bowl are from the same log, and serves as an example of the problems discussed in this earlier thread.
Log was sawn down the middle and the two halves stored adjacent to each other with the sawn faces about 1cm apart, some 2+ years.

The previous piece had bark falling off over 3/4 of its periphery when taken off the shelf, this piece needed only one piece about 4mm long near a split bonding to the edge.
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Yew 230mm dia.
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By CHJ
#710602
Doug B wrote:It must be good to get back on the solid wood after all the segmented work Chas, you have more patience than me.


Mixed feelings about the the difference between the two disciplines Doug, the segmented stuff takes longer overall but gives some satisfaction at achieving the accuracy of cutting and as they are assembled in stages each process is short and can be fitted in in short bursts of time. The bulk of waste generation and management being at the saw and firewood bin stage.

The 'Solid' stuff has the vagaries of the home dried wood to contend with and they don't always show until you have spent an hour or so in prep and roughing.
Further to that with something like the natural edge they have to be done all in one go so to speak because of movement and can entail 2-3 hrs continuous turning without a significant break so are a bit of a chore, so is the clearing up of the mound of shavings at the end of the session.

Guess it all boils down to what mood I'm in as to which I enjoy the most, maybe it's even something different like the brief vision of a little space I occasionally manage to make on a drying shelf.