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Member postings for Mark Sutton

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Thread: turning a daffodil
19/09/2009 19:57:32
Hi George
An excellent How-To, one maybe worth trying in the near future.
Well Done
Thread: Miniature bird houses
19/09/2009 19:45:07
Thank you gentlemen.
I am demonstrating these on Wednesday at my Local Woodturning Club.  I have also changed the design slightly, making finials from exotic wood off-cuts from projects, nothing goes to waste.
Thanks again
Thread: Zebrano box with threaded pewter insert
19/09/2009 19:41:02
Hi Dave
Just adding my Well done on your interesting project and a Excellent how to.
Also well done on your first place
Thread: Teddy bear on a Motorbike
10/09/2009 18:26:42
Hi Ron
I love the Bike, i am sure it will be greatly appreciated, enjoyed the story about the Yew as well
Thread: Derek`s pen
03/09/2009 19:28:40
Thanks Derek
I will have a look at their site, 
What type of Glue did you use when you fitted the inserts?
I found that when doing acrylics i used gorrila glue as it held the inserts better than superglue, and filled any voids
Thread: problem pens
03/09/2009 19:18:24
This maybe a bit late in replying
I had the same problem when turning laminated pens, i was using padauk and and light wood, the padauk kept bleeding into the lighter wood, all i did was exactly as Derek suggested, sanding sealer, worked a treat, there was still a minor bleed into the lighter wood, but not noticeable enough to affect the finish
Thread: Derek`s pen
03/09/2009 19:11:18
I do like the colours in the Acrylic, not seen this colour, very nice and well done
Thread: Newsletters
03/09/2009 19:09:16
Hi Ben
Same here, details are ticked, but not receiving
Thank you
Thread: Ralph's burr
20/08/2009 20:35:08
Hi Ralph
this is me catching up with the forum.
Another stunning piece of work, beautiful burr and nicely proportioned, well done.  I love turning Burrs.
Thread: Miniature bird houses
20/08/2009 20:17:22
Hi George
My apologies, not long back from holiday, they will maybe house wasps!! 
I have done a few more with different pieces of wood for the finials at the bottom.  Will post photos when i can, in fact i took them to work, managed to acrue a couple of orders for them, so back to the shed for a few weeks to complete the orders!!
I have put the How to together and is available on the site.
Thread: Ralph's Limed Oak Lidded Goblet
20/08/2009 20:10:17
Hi Ralph
Stunning piece of work, nice and crisp details on the finial,  well done
Thread: Miniature bird houses
05/08/2009 08:10:54
Ok, sorry about that.  Not sure how to shorten links as you have done Marc
Thanks again
04/08/2009 18:50:16
Hi, i just thought i would post a few pictures on how to make a miniature Bird house and i hope you will be able to follow the instructions.

1.  Cut a piece of wood to fit your chuck, the piece in photo one is 5"x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" sycamore

2. Turn to round

3  Picture 4, draw line, to ensure the two hole are in line.
4  Drill hole, this one is 7.5mm
5.  Drill hole, just below  3mm
6  Core piece of wood, with 20mm, forstner bit, just to the limit of lower hole .
7.  Shape wood to desired shape, and turn a wee bit extra to make finial
8.  Create Jam chuck, and place turned house onto jam chuck and then turn finial, this one was a bit of a mistake, it was meant to be a little bit longer!!
9.  Then sand and seal, and then remove, the lower part of the house is complete!!
10.  Now time for the roof, as before, place  preferred wood into chuck, approximately same size as before, this is Cherry (Gean)  It looks better if you use a darker wood for the roof
11.  Take an internal measurement to ensure good fit on tenon you are going to make.
12.  Fit finished lower part as shown.
13.  Turn roof, to any shape you wish, sanding seal and finish
14.  Part roof, please ensure you leave square, as you will have to fit  a small eye to hang item.
15, fit a small piece of wood into lower hole as the perch, mine are from small twigs from a larch just outside my workshop.
16.  There are many shapes you turn, i am sure will have ideas of your own, and i am sure different ways of turning them.  Happy Turning.

Edited By sparky on 04/08/2009 21:20:07

Thread: Miniature bird houses
03/08/2009 08:36:37
Hi Ralph
Many thanks
They are called ornament birds.
02/08/2009 14:08:18
Thank you
The left one measures 3" from top to bottom.  The right is about 2 and 3/4" I have seen the small birds that can be added, but i find them expensive.  Will work on the photos.
I also have seen the kits that are available, they are £15 ish.

Edited By Mark Sutton on 02/08/2009 14:09:33

Thread: finial trinket box
02/08/2009 14:04:30
Pear is a lovely wood to turn, but i have never found it in a big enough piece to turn into a bowl. I can understand the difficulty in turning the lid, well done.
Thread: Natural Edge Goblets
02/08/2009 13:58:05
Brilliant Guide Dave
Goblets are my favourite item to turn.
Thread: Miniature bird houses
02/08/2009 13:27:40
I just thought i would share my latest attempts.
These are turned from off-cuts of materials, the main body is sycamore, with any darker colour wood for the roof.
Took about 40 mins to turn and finish.  I was thinking of doing a series of photo`s during my next session to show how they are done.
Thread: finial trinket box
02/08/2009 13:17:29
Hi Dennis
I like the trinket box,, what wood is it?
Thread: Burr bowl on legs
18/07/2009 09:54:00
Hi Dave
Again, i must agree with the others, that is one beautiful bowl, well done
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