• We invite you to join UKWorkshop.
    Members can turn off viewing Ads!

Camphor Laurel with embellishments

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

CHJ

Established Member
Joined
31 Dec 2004
Messages
20,130
Reaction score
73
Location
Cotswolds UK
Looks like good control on the spacing and forming of the flutes, shows a lot of commitment during the finishing rather than just a quick spin on the lathe.
 

jumps

Established Member
Joined
29 Nov 2010
Messages
937
Reaction score
0
Location
kent
doesn't look that plain to me!

I like both the underlying form and the fluting; and they certainly add to the overall apeal.
 

chill

Established Member
Joined
31 Aug 2007
Messages
175
Reaction score
0
Location
Purgatory
nice set of bowls Hughie, particularly like the carving on the 1st 1
 

Blister

Established Member
Joined
10 Nov 2006
Messages
6,769
Reaction score
127
chill":31841fd1 said:
nice set of bowls Hughie, particularly like the carving on the 1st 1


Pssst !

It one bowl ,

3 different angles for the photos :lol:
 

petercharlesfagg

Established Member
Joined
23 Jun 2006
Messages
336
Reaction score
0
Location
South Northamptonshire
Very nicely done, the fluting is an excellent idea.

I envy you being able to get decent sizes of Camphor Laurel, it is fairly expensive in the UK!

Regards Peter.
 

hughie

Established Member
Joined
16 Aug 2011
Messages
63
Reaction score
0
Location
sydney australia
Code:
I would be interested to hear how the flutes were done[/quote]
rocket science, its all rocket science :)

CL is a very soft wood and very easy to turn and carve. Marked them out on the lathe with a compass and pencil. Used a Dremel with a Archer carving attachment, files and sandpaper.


envy you being able to get decent sizes of Camphor Laurel, it is fairly expensive in the UK!
Very easy to come by here as its been declared as a noxious weed. This tree was 1.2m in dia with a main trunk about 5m long. I managed to get about a tonne before it was wood chipped.

I bet your workshop had a lovely smell when you did that!
!


Yep the smell is very powerful at times, clears the sinuses and seems to have effect on the insect population in the shed as well, which is good
 
Top