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Member postings for Mark Sutton

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Thread: Ebonised Hollow form
01/02/2012 20:08:05
Good Evening, it has been a while since i posted something.

This is my first real attempt at ebonising, as i wanted to try something different as i don`t normally like to hide the charracter of the wood.
It is made from Lime. The area around the butterflies was highlighed with White spirit stain to highlight the grain and the motifs

It stands 8" high
As always C&C welcome

Thread: Competition Pieces
26/12/2011 09:01:52
Good Morning all
I hope everyone had a great christmas day.
Many thanks for your comments.
I suppose in reality woodturning is very subjective and what might be aesthetically pleasing to some, may appear the direct opposite to others. and your comments are taken on-board
Happy new year
As Aye

Edited By Mark Sutton on 26/12/2011 09:07:57

23/12/2011 10:52:01
It was my local woodturning club competition night and Xmas draw night, and i thought i would add a couple of photographs of my items that were entered.
Turned from Walnut, with a Yew Lid, Ebony Ball, and Holly finial. Measures a total of 7" in Height
This won Best in Show 2011
This one was a turned Xmas ornament, which again won first place
Turned from Cherry for the Top and Finial, the ball is made from Slightly Spalted Beech
Any comments or critique are welcome, and many thanks for looking

Thread: First Colouring
18/12/2011 10:00:39
Hi Derek
This looks very nice, i like what you have done with the foot, it raises the piece and does not distract you from the main form. Very well finished.
Well done
Thread: Christmas spirit
16/12/2011 16:56:07
Hi Derek
Both items very nice, especially the yuletide log

Thread: sculpted pen
16/12/2011 16:52:52
Hi Dennis
thats a really nice pen, well done
Thread: Lets talk Workshop heating!
16/12/2011 16:47:56
Hi paul
I use an oil filled heater, which was relatively cheap when i bought it some time ago, also the workshop is lined and insulated throughout.

Edited By Mark Sutton on 16/12/2011 16:48:11

Thread: Another lidded hollow form
04/11/2011 19:04:32
Hi Derek,
Many thanks for your kind comments.
What i forgot to mention, the plugs were used to repair a large crack in the Maple, completely disguising it!!! and making a design statement!!
Why let a good piece of timber go to waste, due to a crack or fault.
Thread: Hollowing Tools
04/11/2011 18:57:27
Hi Spanner
There are many hollowing systems on the market at the moment, so in reality it is personal choice and what you can afford. Also have you considered speaking to a local woodturning club, there will be members there that may help, i.e. try before you buy.

I have the Ultima, and found it very easy to use straight from the packet, the waste ejects very quickly, but can be difficult to use in a closed form due to its bulky head. I have also seen Chris Pouncey demonstrating with this tool.
I have the Hamlet Little brother (mk1) which i have always had difficulty with, due to adjustment of the seperate guard and cutter, i tend to either take agressive cuts and it catches or i close the guard to much, never really found a happy medium but saying that i can control it when doing open forms.
I have never used the roly but have had heard many good reports.
My personal choice and latest aquisition is the Crown Revolution, which i love, so easy to use and control, and it comes with many accessories as standard.
Thread: What do you use
04/11/2011 17:39:17
Hi Derek

Very small hollow forms
Sorby Micro hollowing set (87HS).
Sorby RS200KT, which was my first hollowing tool and is still very useful,
Larger forms
Sorby Ultima,However if i am hollowing through a smaller opening i will use the Crown Revolution, which fits into the Sorby sovereign handle.
One tool doesn`t do it all
Thread: Apple vase
02/11/2011 13:41:28
Hi Eric
That is some size of vase!!, i like the idea of the resin, well done.
And glad to hear you were not seriously damaged as the wood came off the lathe.
Thread: snowman sweet ornament
02/11/2011 13:38:09
Hi Dennis
Very nice design changes on your snowman, well done, you appear to be getting the hang of the thread chasing
Thread: Maple vase for your comments
02/11/2011 13:36:04
Hi Les
Beautiful finish on your Vase, nice shape and form
Thread: Another lidded hollow form
30/10/2011 09:24:32
Many thanks for your comments, it is approx 4-5mm thickness overall.
Les, when i do my next one, i will try and put some photo`s together, and explain the process.
I bought a set of plug cutters from Axminster Here

Edited By Mark Sutton on 30/10/2011 09:25:23

Thread: first vase hmmmm
30/10/2011 09:18:07
For a first attempt this is very good, as Ralph said it is harder to cut in end grain, and Laburnam heart wood can be extremely hard to turn, however keep practising, you will get there.
Thread: Another lidded hollow form
26/10/2011 17:59:37
I just thought i would add another of my hollow forms
This one is made from Maple for the body,
The lid and finial is Sonokling,
The ball is Holly
The inserts are paduak, sonokling, burr elm, holly and ebony

Thread: Apple Hollow Form
26/10/2011 17:55:47
Hi Eric
Many thanks
Thread: Lidded Hollow form
26/10/2011 17:54:34
Hi Many thanks for your kind comments, i must measure it when i have time
Thread: Horsechesnut Hollow form
26/10/2011 17:53:15
Hi Eric
I to like the top view, big achievement hollowing to 2mm, well done
Thread: Guess what they are getting for pressies
21/10/2011 09:52:36
Hi Alan
I like these, especially the clocks, the Skeleton clock workings are difficult to get your hands on at present.
Would love to learn how you did the smaller of the clocks
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