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dennis wake13/08/2009 21:25:24
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hi Ralph
   just love this chestnut burr. i bet you needed a lot of consentration to do this bowl. well done mate.
Doug13/08/2009 21:49:24
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Beautiful Ralph,
A real stunner, could i ask what finish you have used?
Think i`ll try one with the bark remove, not something i`d thought of doing, but very effective.
Ralph Harvey13/08/2009 22:37:19
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Thanks Dennis & Baz
The finish is my old faverout Laquer and briwax, it is the easiest way to hand finish anything,
Its the kind of bowl that you dont get too close to, i did once and never forgot it, count fingers after turning
Mark Baker did a sweet chestnut vase with the bark removed it looked great so i thought i would give it a go
Alan T.14/08/2009 08:50:07
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Hello Ralph,
                      Lovely piece,superbly excecuted. like it.  Thanks for sharing.   Alan  T.
Ralph Harvey14/08/2009 19:38:16
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Thanks Alan
It was fun to turn
George Arnold14/08/2009 19:48:26
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That's a cracking piece of work, I agree with all the others
Vaughn14/08/2009 22:09:53
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hi ralph
what sort of speed do you turn this at? is it very unbalanced?
it's very nice, must be quite scary to turn.
Ralph Harvey14/08/2009 23:11:44
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Thanks Vaughn
I wouldnt say scary, but it dose keep your mind on what you are doing, its the sort of thing if you ever get cought out (and most of us have at some point) you certainly remember it.
As to speed to be honest i dont know, i have had the Viceroy so long i just switch from 2nd to 4th position on the pully hardly ever use the slowest speed and the top is a little too much for most of what i do on this lathe, i use the other one for that
It is a case of start slow and increase as the piece becomes better balanced, most things are easier to turn fast but comon sense tells you when to stop ?
Mark Sutton20/08/2009 20:35:08
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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.
Ralph Harvey20/08/2009 22:55:08
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Thanks Mark
They have a charm like nothing else, and no matter how much planning, they never come out quite as expected ?
Great fun though

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