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Stigmorgan

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Like the platter type thingy Stig (y)and i will say a prayer in the hope that bowl makes it to its 1st Birthday ;)
It probably won't, it's a bit too thin all round to be honest, and I expect the cracks will travel over time, the wood was bone dry so won't shrink any more but I've used walnut oil for the finish so it will likely move to some degree.
 

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First 50 Calibre Pen, made with Wenge

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My wife wanted an art sculpture for the garden, but for some reason she didn't like it, so it's now available to buy from "Modern W a n k" for £500.

The bottom two holes, orientated the same way, divert the bad energy away from the sculpture, the 3rd hole captures the good energy and funnels it upwards to the top hole which being none continuous radiates the captured good energy around the sculpture. Standing in it's vicinity gives you a general feeling of well being.

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I would buy it - but it is too cheap and no-one would be impressed by my being able to afford a sculpture for £500. Shame really - had you asked for £500k it would have been in the running, sadly this year's funding cycle has now closed... ;)
 

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Richard G - do not let your neighbour's wife, the one with the MA in Fine Arts see this as the juxtaposition of it will have her wanting me to produce a less-edgy version for installation on the south terrace (patio - to you and me!) for her Spring/Summer exhibition!

ps - I can see my land from that photo!
 

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Had a productive day yesterday, finished a small sycamore pot and started a much larger one, the larger blank was a little over 9"x9"x4" so had to trim the corners to make it fit the lathe, it is now approximately 8" across and 3.5" deep, its very soft so once to shape I soaked it in wood hardener, next I will finish cut/scrape the tool marks from the outside turn it around and hollow it.
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Nope,did you cross your fingers and pray to the gods before pressing send o_O,try that mate,work's for me most of the time ;);):)
Edit , Oopps my bad :censored: ,had i scrolled up, all would have been revealed :(:( that looks really nice and Tidy to my old eyes (y)
 
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made a door threshold, it's made out of a firedoor blank offcut so looks a bit weird but it'll be painted anyway, it's for a soundproof door I am working on for my studio.
 

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I've always struggled to get consistent photos of objects so I decided to make a light tent/box. Version 1 used some plastic bags that did a good job of light diffusing, trouble was all the lamps I tried seemed to cause flicker when taking a photo and each had their own light temperature. Had the bright idea of swapping the bulbs for old tungsten ones but I let one get too close and it melted the diffuser! The other issue I found was that the natural light around the tent was also throwing the colour temp off so in the end I moved to version 2. The backdrop is missing from the photos, everything painted with Dulux Trade brilliant white.
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Version 2 was another box. This time I made some light panels up from 3m of LED strip I'd bought for another project but never used, cost £4.50!.

This works really well, very consistent, not effected by abient light and has the added advantage that I don't have to go and collect the lamps everytime I want to take a picture. I found the quality coming out of my iPhone was also more than acceptable providing I did a white balance on the background.

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And the resulting picture of a new bowl.

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