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Member postings for dennis wake

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Thread: yew candle holder
30/07/2015 23:34:41

hi Steve

I have finished the stems of with sand sealer then canuberwax.

have a go Derek there is nothing to them.

25/07/2015 20:04:35

well Derek here are the wine glasses that I have turned today the timber is of HMS Trincomalee and it about 400 year old if it is the original timber when laid down in 1817. it is malibure teak and is very oily.





25/07/2015 19:46:42

well this candle holder was on my craft stall today and it only lasted half a day sold it so happy days.

24/07/2015 22:51:24

will do mate.

24/07/2015 22:32:19

this candle is not very good in this holder but it was the only one I had for the photos. I have been enjoying my self doing this type of turning product. I have to do a few glasses for the ( you guessed it ) HMS Trinkomalee so will get started this weekend with them. as well as other turned items.


24/07/2015 21:48:25

just a little offset to the glasses is this candle holder in yew. this started of as a yew branch and couldn't detract from the grain of this timber.





Thread: wine glasses
12/06/2015 23:46:24

hi Joe

there is about 20-30mm of stem left on the bottom of the glass. the timber is drilled and turned to fit the stem first then turned the out side to shape. and then it is silicone sealed in to the timber and up till now I have not broke any glasses but there is always a first.

Edited By dennis wake on 12/06/2015 23:48:28

12/06/2015 10:50:54

hi Andy

the way to wash them out is a soapy sponge and wipe the bole and gust a damp clothe for the stem.

Ron they are easy to hold as the of centre ones actually lock in to your fingers so you will not spill your drink.

Steve the way to do the off centre turning is simple turn your spigot chucking point turn the top part and finish then re chuck by putting the chucking point of centre and tighten the jaws as tight as you can. then turn the speed down and turn the next part then finish this as well then re chuck in the other way out of centre and continue till you are happy.


06/06/2015 19:24:45

hi Robby thank you for the comments. didn't have them at the club just made them the last few nights.

05/06/2015 22:58:12

watched a demo at our club the other week wear the turner turned a stem for a wine glass. so as you do I had a go and here is my attempts at the wine glass .







Thread: clocks
01/05/2015 17:46:20

looking good to me Robby. you a senior moment

Thread: natural edge laburnum bowl.
05/04/2015 13:34:06

hi Steve

that is the chucking point I used to turn the face and bowl of this.

Thread: yew floating bowl.
27/03/2015 20:35:28

after turning a floating bowl in beach I found a lump of yew so thought I would have another go at the same bowl. here is the finished item. all comments welcome.

first attempt in beach


then in yew.







Thread: Oak Burr Glut
22/03/2015 15:57:36

ouch you have to be very carful doing the likes of this turning. it gets you a bit apprehensive when you go back to it. glad you finished it then.

Thread: Oak Burr Glut 4
22/03/2015 13:33:21

the grain paten on this is fantastic.

Thread: Oak Burr Glut
22/03/2015 13:32:03

well if you find any more can I have them as this is really nice.


Thread: floating bowl
21/03/2015 20:32:11

thank you Gerry seen it on another site and had to have a go.

21/03/2015 17:48:53

thank you all for your comments and I may just have to make a seat and lid for it.


17/03/2015 13:09:39

hi Derek

thank you for your comments. I turned it as a solid block and then cut it in half. the other side I turned but didn't turnout as good as this one.

16/03/2015 22:03:17

well seen a bowl on another site so had to have a go at it so here is the finished item. all comments welcome.





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