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Doug14/05/2009 22:37:47
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I really like the flow of this piece Mark.
Willow is not a wood i`ve tried to turn, but if this is anything to go by, i shall keep my eyes open for some.
Lovely looking grain & well turned, as are all the items in your album.
Sparky15/05/2009 15:29:00
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It looks beautifully smooth and very it?
Lovely grain and like Baz, I too will be looking out for some of that wood too.
Well done
Ralph Harvey15/05/2009 18:11:00
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I have to agree with all of the above, it is a very nice platter
Sadly though our council went round 2 weeks ago and pollarded all the willow trees and i didnt manage to get any before it misteriously disapeared.
Will carry on looking though

Edited By Ralph Harvey on 15/05/2009 18:11:30

Ron Davis15/05/2009 18:58:25
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201 photos
The last time I tried to turn willow, it was light and soft, easily damaged.
I do like the platter, better figure than mine. I got that from a lock on the Grand Union Canal where it was jamming the lock gates!
This was years ago and my daughter still wont let me forget bringing a log home from holiday
Derek Lane15/05/2009 19:13:19
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Very nice grain and platter
Just remind daughter that while you collect free wood your not spending the inheritance
Ron Davis15/05/2009 20:01:45
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She gets most of the wood one way or another, check my next posting
Mark Sutton16/05/2009 09:05:38
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Thank you
It was air dried, it looked awful to be honest, stained, bit wobbly when put on the lathe, cost about £6 if i remember right, i never thought it would come out the way it did.  I found another piece just recently, hopefully it will turn out the same, you just never know do you!!!

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