Quantcast

Two Faced

UKworkshop.co.uk

Help Support UKworkshop.co.uk:

Dalboy

Established Member
Joined
18 Sep 2008
Messages
3,745
Reaction score
25
Location
Canterbury United Kingdom
I had a thin piece of Oak which sat in the wood store for ages you know the type "I will do something with that one day".
Anyway, I named this two-faced as the disc can be turned around. The centres one green and one red are from a very small burr that I cut into 1/2" thick pieces for use in turned boxes(which I still have not turned), all the texture is done with a Robert Sorby spiralling and texturing tool. Colouring is spirit stain and then either a light sanding to reveal the high spots, a coloured wax that I made myself or dry brushed over the stain. Then finished with an acrylic sander sealer followed by a satin acrylic lacquer
The base is a plum coloured slate again finished with the acrylic as above the two supporting rods are from some metal that I collect which again may come in handy one day, I think this is stainless steel.
Measurements are as follows Total height is 15 1/2" width 13". and depth 4" the decorative disc is 13" diameter
The second picture with the disc reversed

C & C welcome

20190828_185618 (768x1024).jpg
20190828_185526 (724x1024).jpg
 

Attachments

Simon_M

Established Member
Joined
14 Mar 2019
Messages
212
Reaction score
1
Location
Awbridge, Hampshire
I like it - not the usual bowl we are all familiar with.

The top picture shows a side that's more "fun", whereas the bottom shows a side that's more "conservative".

It almost "invites" you to push the coloured rings - to get many colour combinations e.g. they "spin" round.

Not liking red today? No problem, have a blue one etc.
 

Duncan A

Established Member
Joined
8 Nov 2007
Messages
542
Reaction score
6
Location
Northants
Very nice. I particularly like the green side - and the burrs of course, they really look impressive in the centre.
Duncan
 

Dalboy

Established Member
Joined
18 Sep 2008
Messages
3,745
Reaction score
25
Location
Canterbury United Kingdom
Thank you all.

Toonie":3r6ejhv9 said:
Fantastic piece Dalboy,
How easy was it to drill the slate?

Toonie
The slate drill very easy the problem being is getting a drill bit the correct size as they tend to drill the hole oversize but the next one down is too small, so I drilled the smaller size and made my own bit using an offcut of the rod. Do not attempt to drill using the drill on hammer and clear the dust by retracting the drill bit often.
I used my pillar drill.
 

mpcpba

Established Member
Joined
18 May 2016
Messages
57
Reaction score
0
Location
Marlow
Very nice unusual piece.
Any special process used to enable both sides to be turned and finished? Did you use the rebate for the burr discs as the mortice for the jaws to expand into for each side?
But if this had been turned without the rebates how would that have been gripped?
 

Dalboy

Established Member
Joined
18 Sep 2008
Messages
3,745
Reaction score
25
Location
Canterbury United Kingdom
mpcpba":8sfpp05g said:
Very nice unusual piece.
Any special process used to enable both sides to be turned and finished? Did you use the rebate for the burr discs as the mortice for the jaws to expand into for each side?
But if this had been turned without the rebates how would that have been gripped?
I could have sworn that I replied to this question. Anyway the answer to that is I used a screw to hold the piece by drilling all the way through with a 3/8" bit so the screw fitted(the Robert Sorby screw that comes with their Patriot Chuck). I could have used a chuck and held it the way you said
 

Latest posts

Top