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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Sun May 26, 2013 10:56 am

Excellent! :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun May 26, 2013 12:14 pm

Very impressive Dug and Con :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Sun May 26, 2013 3:18 pm

Looks great again Con. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Mon May 27, 2013 6:15 am

Impressive photos Con!
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon May 27, 2013 6:19 am

The Falkirk Wheel is astounding. Great pics Con, Hoover Dam is bloody enormous.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Mon May 27, 2013 6:25 am

I had a day yesterday being taught the basics of woodturning by a very talented chappie. It was a really fun day :D

Here's the results of my day.

First up, a couple of practice pieces using 5cmx5cm soft wood

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Then we progressed on to making this little 7cm lightpull toggle from yew

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Then something more challenging - a 14cm tall vase - again from yew. I love the difference in colour between sapwood and heartwood.

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And finally I had a go at making a 19cm bowl from Ash

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I loved woodturning. Definitely need to find time to practice and make some more bits. The kit is not cheap though. My dad has a small lathe in his shed. But a decent lathe and tools is gonna set me back 1500 quid :shock: and I'd need a bigger shed! :lol: So I'll borrow dad's small lathe for now to practice. :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Tonyblack » Mon May 27, 2013 6:40 am

Beautiful! :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Watchman44 » Mon May 27, 2013 7:38 am

Well done Chilli, some good looking pieces there. :clap:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Conforumist » Mon May 27, 2013 8:48 am

Excellent work chilli!

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Mon May 27, 2013 10:48 am

Excellent Chilli. I'm sure that if you combine turning with the wood burning you'll have no problem selling your pieces. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon May 27, 2013 11:09 am

Nice patterns in the wood, I would definitely buy that bowl. What is this sapwood & heartwood that you speak of?
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon May 27, 2013 12:09 pm

Might be dead spapient pearwood SJen. :lol:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon May 27, 2013 12:17 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Might be dead spapient pearwood SJen. :lol:



That's cool, if it'll turn a bowl of fruit into clean underwear I'm happy.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chillicamper » Mon May 27, 2013 12:26 pm

Sister Jennifer wrote:Nice patterns in the wood, I would definitely buy that bowl. What is this sapwood & heartwood that you speak of?

Sap wood is the younger outer wood in the trunk which moves more of the water/nutients up and down the tree. The sap wood tends to be lighter and slightly softer. The heartwood is the centre of the tree. The wood is there more for stability of the whole tree. The tree also stores some of it's reserves there and this can make the heartwood a darker colour. Not all trees have such definite colours between heart/sapwood. But yew and walnut especially have a big contrast in colour.

See.....now you've got me all nerdy about trees again :oops: :lol:

Penfold wrote:Excellent Chilli. I'm sure that if you combine turning with the wood burning you'll have no problem selling your pieces. :D


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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby chris.ph » Mon May 27, 2013 12:31 pm

very good chili, you will end up spending every weekend going to craft fairs hawking your wares by the look of it, but dont forget to give us lot first refusal on your pieces :clap: :clap:
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