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woodyturner

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This Cherry platter is 24" x 16" x 4" created from an old wild shaped part rotten cherry log it took a long time and a lot of hard work to complete but boy was it worth it, it has 6 coats of Teak oil made with a log that would normally be discarded as fire wood very often there is an item of strange beauty inside the most awful log and just look at that grain have a go start small and explore enjoy your journey in turning
 

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Really nice piece of timber there Woody, would have been a sin to waste it .
Beautiful grain well spotted .
 

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Very nice :wink:
 

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Yes indeed, very nice. I really like this sort of thing and what you have done shows the grain very well.

Ignore all comments about the stuff falling through the hole.
 

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Yes indeed, very nice. I really like this sort of thing and what you have done shows the grain very well.

Ignore all comments about the stuff falling through the hole.
 

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Yes indeed, very nice. I really like this sort of thing and what you have done shows the grain very well.

Ignore all comments about the stuff falling through the hole.
 

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Yes indeed, very nice. I really like this sort of thing and what you have done shows the grain very well.

Ignore all comments about the stuff falling through the hole.
 

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Yes indeed, very nice. I really like this sort of thing and what you have done shows the grain very well.

Ignore all comments about the stuff falling through the hole.


Hmmmm - ignore all double posts. It means Steadman is playing with a new browser that does stuff but forgets to confirm that it has done it - back to Safari.
 

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Oy you! There's only one 'ole and it has some beautiful wood around it too Woody!

Don't take any notice of Gordon, he's always blaming something or other for finger trouble :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

That is a nice piece of cherry. I was given several logs about a year back from a neighbour. It is all very straight grain and has made some lovely bowls. Cherry is a delight init..
 

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Jonzjob":1gtud4lv said:
Oy you! There's only one 'ole and it has some beautiful wood around it too Woody!

Don't take any notice of Gordon, he's always blaming something or other for finger trouble :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

That is a nice piece of cherry. I was given several logs about a year back from a neighbour. It is all very straight grain and has made some lovely bowls. Cherry is a delight init..
Every forum has one and I have now had the pleasure of being the victim of your one LOL how many more are there LOL
 

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Several Woody. I loved your silver birch root too. I have seen some lovely things emerge from the most awful looking bits of wood. One even won me a UKWorkshop trophy for me candle stick.

It started like this



And finished like this



A bit of Russian olive from a small tree that died in our garden.
 

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Thank you.. I always find that watching the piece develope drives the patience.

I've been turning now for about 15 years and it fascinates me still to see just what is inside a bit of rough looking wood. The small branch wood of the Russian olive is totally different and quite yellow. I makes lovely pens and book marks



Sorry, I'm hijacking your post. I have turned very unballanced wood and I know just how dificult it is to get the lovely finish on your cherry bowl. Keeping the bark on must have been a hell of a job too!
 

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Superb.... I wouldn't even know where to start!

Are you able to maybe post a picture of the base and explain a little the process - how did you go about chucking the blank?

I'd love to have the confidence to be able to try something as impressive, but for now I need to get the basics sorted!

Well done and thanks for posting your work - I find it inspiring to see what is possible.
 

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Wouldchuk":17bjxaw8 said:
Superb.... I wouldn't even know where to start!

Are you able to maybe post a picture of the base and explain a little the process - how did you go about chucking the blank?

I'd love to have the confidence to be able to try something as impressive, but for now I need to get the basics sorted!

Well done and thanks for posting your work - I find it inspiring to see what is possible.
I too would be interested to see the underside and have the principles of the turning explained.

It is certainly is a stunning piece!!
 

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Crumbs I had forgoten all about this one Im very sorry but I cant take any more photos because it has sold about a month or so ago I first mounted it on a 6" home made faceplate ring done the outside with a dovetail for the Axminster Goliath jaws and finished the top exactly the same way as any bowl but bigger
 
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