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dennis wake25/08/2009 22:59:55
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this is my first atempt at turning a burr. this is one hard bit of wood. hope the pippy oak burr is easyer to turn still not shure if i am going to do a natural edged bowl or a wany edge bowl.
Alan T.26/08/2009 08:19:39
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Looks good Dennis, Keep on turning them out.   Alan  T.
Sparky26/08/2009 14:40:23
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Lovely grain effects Dennis, well turned mate
Ralph Harvey26/08/2009 19:33:37
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"Mallee" is that one of the burrs they used to call "gold field burrs" Austrailian ?
If so then Yes they are very flippin hard, need to keep sharpening the tool, The Pippy Oak burr will feel like paper compared to that.
Natural edge i think always looks better but that is only my oppinion and i am sure others will say different ?
Very nice bowl though.
dennis wake26/08/2009 21:58:02
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hi all
  thank you for your comments. as for the pippy oak you are right Ralph it has turned like dapper. i have added photos of the out come of the first of two bowls on my album.the turning is finished all that is to do is the sanding (by hand) and to add a finish not shure what finish yet.
dennis wake26/08/2009 22:59:12
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sorry guies had problems putting photos on album they are ther now.
dennis wake26/08/2009 23:06:42
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hear is the bowl from the pippy oak burr

this is 13"x11"x1 1/2"
Derek Lane26/08/2009 23:10:40
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First one is great Dennis lovely piece of wood.
Not keen on the second one not a lover of pieces with bits missing, still well turned though
Keep up the good work
Vaughn28/08/2009 10:14:16
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Hi Dennis
very nice bowls indeed! with the pippy oak, how did you deal with the balance/vibration issues? do you counter balance the piece, or just set the speed very slow?
i recently put a weight on a blank to balance it, which works ok, but is dangerous if not secured well.
Oddjob28/08/2009 16:01:17
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I'm with Derek on this - excellent turning but the finished product is not attractive to me.
dennis wake28/08/2009 16:44:48
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hi Vaughn and Oddjob
 thank you for the comments from you both.
   Vaughn the balance was not that bad as most of the work was done with the bulk of the material over the center and dident produce that much vibration.
  Oddjob it is not to every ones liking to like every thing every one is producing. what is good is that on this site that every one has the decency to comment truthfully and i thank you all for dooing that. i hope that when it is finished that it is liked and is purchased by someone.

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