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boysie39

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That looks beautiful Will , a real Gem =D> I think Paul Hannaby is working with pewter as well
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Pewter really seems to have a quality that works well with many woods; was looking as some work in progress last week with another turner.

This piece looks no exception to the above, a great match up that may even improve as the shine goes from the metal enhancing the finish on the wood. Like the form too.

Then there's the 'first catch your pewter' issue for those that are looking to have a go - I hesitate to melt down good drinking vessels!
 

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Bill, do you get any problems with, natural wood movement against the pewter.
 

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I agree, the pewter and the timber work very well together to make a beautiful bowl, with simple lines.

Ian
 

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Chas, always a little movement but using end grain at least the rim won't cup. I prepped the pewter ring and then trued the laburnum rim and tongue just prior to epoxying the ring. I was trying to leave the bowl wall pretty thick to balance with the weight of the metal, about a 1/4 ". It's certainly a challenge to cut a thick green bowl with the pith included. The pewter's strong enough to not distort; the only danger is it adding tension to the wood as it dries. The growth rings in the laburnum were quite concentric which helps.

Hope that helps, drop me a comment on the blog if you have more questions.

Thanks, Bill
 

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Bill,

I love the bowl and the pewter rim. Personally, I think the pewter foot is a little too "tall" for the bowl and if it was about half the height might be better proportioned. Overall, though, a stunning piece.

Mike
 

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will321":1hn4q3vp said:
...The pewter's strong enough to not distort...

Thanks, Bill
That answers my question :) I wasnt sure if pewter was softer, a bit like lead, that may have moved along with the wood.
Beautiful piece, (although I,m with Mike on the foot size) I hope the piece of Laburnum i bought last week turns out a similar colour.
 
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