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By CHJ
#328621
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__________A dusty day in the shed.__________click on images for larger view

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____________Spalted Beech(171mm)_________Spalted Beech (158mm)

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____________Spalted Beech(161mm)_________Spalted Beech(164mm)
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By Jenx
#328638
Really Nice, Chas ... they all look faultless.
8) :)

Made as a 'set' to remain together ?
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By johnny.t.
#328639
Very nice indeed not a bad days work there :) . I especially like the third bowl, the way you've got the pattern of the spalting radiating out from a point around the sides of the bowl is very effecive.

JT
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By CHJ
#328651
Jenx wrote:Made as a 'set' to remain together ?

Not exactly Jenx, the start of a long line of similar on order.

johnny.t. wrote:.... I especially like the third bowl, the way you've got the pattern of the spalting radiating out from a point around the sides of the bowl

Something that I've been aiming at for two reasons JT,
1. to get that effect if possible.
2. to maximize the log wood.

So far have got away with most rough green blanks, just a couple out of 20 or so that are showing splits from the core wood.
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By stevebuk
#328656
Spankers chas, i love spalted beech and you have done it proud, thanks for sharing.
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By Paul.J
#328672
Glad to see you back in the spin of things Chas :D
Lovely looking pieces.The Beech is beautiful.
Are those from the same batch that you brought to the bash :?:
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By CHJ
#328683
Paul.J wrote:...Are those from the same batch that you brought to the bash :?:


Yes Paul, excepting they are from some branch lengths that I did not have time to 'blank up' and were just left outside.
I noted that the spalting was getting too much of a hold and hurriedly rough turned them in November.
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By Bodrighy
#328735
Nice tio see some of your work ahain Chas. Usual impeccable quality.

Pete
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By PowerTool
#328744
All very nice,and great to see you back in production :D

Andrew
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By CHJ
#328751
PowerTool wrote:...... great to see you back in production ...


It never actually stopped Andrew :) some was not for public consumption and just a few bits that were, were much of a muchness and just found their way into the Gallery, a fair bit of metal turning work interupted the wood flow for a while in December.
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By CHJ
#329297
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__________A change in plans results in another day in the shed.__________click on images for larger view

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____________Spalted Beech(149mm)_________Spalted Beech (154mm)

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____________Spalted Beech(150mm)_________Spalted Beech(146mm)

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____________Spalted Beech(144mm)_________Spalted Beech(150mm)
By boysie39
#329345
Hiya Chas. are you proving a point or something, they are the bees knees of spalting and turning that in my short time I have seen.
Jeez you must check the spalting process every hour to get it at such a perfect time, it seems to me that if you left that timber for another 10 mins. it's beauty would not be the same. the real artist is showing. REgards Boysie.
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By CHJ
#329354
Pure serendipity in this instance Eugene, three 1mtr lengths of branch material that I did not have time or energy to convert at the time of collection, just got dumped at the rear of my greenhouse on a large mound of lawn moss, noted one day that there was a rainbow selection of differing fungi that on investigation indicated that it looked just on borderline salvageable, so followed a couple of days bandsawing and frantic rough turning to halt its progress.
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By Paul.J
#329355
Very very nice Chas :D
I like the big brown patch on the last piece,but all the spalting is beautiful.
Can't wait to see the bigger pieces :D
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By CHJ
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__________Just a few more.__________click on images for larger view

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____________Spalted Beech(135mm)_________Spalted Beech (148mm)

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____________Spalted Beech(158mm)_________Spalted Beech(168mm)