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OCtoolguy

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As promised here's a few shots of the Sapele bowl I've made for our goddaughter and her partner, today I also put on a piece of silver birch that was cut last August so is still pretty green. Both were finished with Danish Oil.
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Very nice. I tried to find sapele near where I live but never did. I had to substitute mahogany for it. I wish now that I had searched further. That is really nice wood.
 

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Do you mean your shed lol?
Actually it's the back half of my garage 😁
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Had a few hours free this morning so went out to the maker space and mounted another piece of green cherry on a faceplate (still waiting for my replacement live centre) slowly and cautiously rounded the branch off then once it was balanced I put the belt onto the middle wheels approx 1200rpm and started taking gentle passes at the end grain then on the back until I had the flower head done and then set to the task of removing material, the stem is about 4mm thick, I'm not brave enough to go any thinner, once I got over half way I had to hold the stem at the end to keep it from wobbling and snapping while I one handed the rest, not the easiest of tasks but I had removed the majority of material down to about 3/4 inch so only had 1/2inch to remove, there are tool marks on the flower portion and I only lightly sanded it and the base with 80 and 180grit, the stem I sanded to 320, the "issue" I have with turning green cherry is that I have purple hands at the end of it.
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Finished with teak oil, will be going out and putting several coats on to help keep it from splitting like the last one did
How straight does the stem stay when the wood has fully dried out?

Lovely piece of work 😍
 

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How straight does the stem stay when the wood has fully dried out?

Lovely piece of work 😍
Ive not got any fully dry ones yet but so far they have stayed pretty straight, you can lay them on their side and put a little weight on it to help it bend, if I got them thinner they may bend quicker, same as the tops I guess, I manage to get them to about 4 or 5mm, not managed any thinner than that yet.
 

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Piece of cherry today, large goblet/small pedestal bowl finished with walnut oil, absolutely love the grain on this wood, only have 4 pieces left 😥
 

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Here is my first attempt at an end-grain cutting board. I made this for a friend in the Netherlands. He loves cooking and he and his family invited me for meals many times when I lived there.
The squares are sapele and cherry, the central cross is beech, the outer edge is made from a piece of machined iroko (an offcut from a kitchen work surface) and the corner accents are wenge. The wenge was an after thought added after the main construction, but I thought it would add a pleasant little extra detail.
I don't have a drum sander so the orbital sander did hours of overtime! The final surface is silky smooth and is finished by soaking in food grade mineral oil.
 

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Another podlet from Ash, I went a bit too thin and almost lost the flower, luckily it held together so decided to keep going, it's a shame there's a section missing but I actually kinda like it, finished with a heavy coat of Danish oil, can't wait to see how this one distorts as it dries, will the flower hold together or will it rip apart 🤪
Total height is 430mm and the top is 160mm at the widest point
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Another podlet from Ash, I went a bit too thin and almost lost the flower, luckily it held together so decided to keep going, it's a shame there's a section missing but I actually kinda like it, finished with a heavy coat of Danish oil, can't wait to see how this one distorts as it dries, will the flower hold together or will it rip apart 🤪
Total height is 430mm and the top is 160mm at the widest point
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Are we going to discuss the mannequin?.........
 

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Bought home a lump of what I'm informed is Ash from a holiday to the lake district in April, had fallen in the storms earlier this year.

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Not sure how keen I am on the finished result, had a bit of a fight with the lathe half way through, but it will hold memories and is all good for learning
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