Pete, those are all lovely, but in very different ways. The burr is beautiful wood and I like the way you have shaped it. Lovely finish too. I have not done any segmented turning, but between you and Chas I think I'm on my way soon. The mahogany/ply is quite special and ply is not easy to turn either is it. It doesn't arf knock the edge of your gouges quickly! Lovely finish on them all mate!
Diesel, once you have turned ply you might just change your mind! After the first ply bowl I turned I said enough, but several years later I decided that it couldn't have been as bad as I remembered so did a second. This time in French ply (YUK!). The only reason that I finished it was because I was too bloody minded not to. Looks nice now and has made a nice fruit bowl.. Good luck :shock:
Very impressive indeed - my favourites are the first Birch piece, and the mahogany / birch ply bowl. I choose those for design balance and overall shape. But technically all wow! A good eye I would say, then a bit handy with the tools too.
Can appreciate what you are trying but personally think that texturing the inside of a bowl is a mistake, if it's a 'user' then it's going to get discoloured rather quickly and if a display piece then rather bland in nature to use as a focus piece.
Was tempted to say "I can see a load of tool marks" when first viewed.