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Cedric Wheeler25/09/2009 22:52:32
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Cedric Wheeler25/09/2009 23:11:37
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These pictures were supposed to have a text attatched but I obviuosly did something wrong!
I have just made this bowl to satisfy an urgent need to find a wedding present! Nothing special about the bowl but I thought that people might be interested in the timber that it is made from. This is Douglas Fir that I obtained as off-cuts from baulks of timber used in the gates of the submarine dry dock constructed in Plymouth in 2002/3. Thr original pieces were approx 12'' x12'' 6'' and very wet, so they have been drying in my workshop since then. Not a timber that one would normally associate with turning but it actually turned quite well. I found scrapers to be the preferred method to reduce tear-out and a fair amount of sandinfgwas required to get a smooth surface because of the characteristic hard and soft ribs in the grain. I finished it with several coats of sanding sealer and then danish oil. The timber darkens to a rich rusty red tone after some months exposed to light.
 
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Alan T.27/09/2009 10:18:07
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Hello Cedric,
                       Thats a very nice bowl in a very pleasant timber. Just needs some turned fruit in it now to complete the picture. Well done.  Alan  T 
Cedric Wheeler27/09/2009 16:43:29
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Hi Alan
Thanks for your comments. I will put the idea of some turned fruit on my TO DO list!
 
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Dave Atkinson27/09/2009 20:03:20
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Superb grain pattern isn't it?  I like it.

Is you to do list as long as mone Cedric?

Cheers Dave
Derek Lane28/09/2009 19:37:05
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Nice bowl and as said before lovely grain pattern
Mark Sutton02/10/2009 19:47:33
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I agree with the comments, nice wood.
 
I was doing some recycling just lately and took delivery of a few nice pieces of Douglas Fir, must turn something out of them.
Cedric Wheeler02/10/2009 21:06:27
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Hi Mark
 
Hope that you enjoy turning your Douglas Fir.
Here is a picture of the two tier bowl that I made last year in the same timber.
 

 
Cedric
 

Edited By sparky on 02/10/2009 22:50:39

Cedric Wheeler02/10/2009 21:08:26
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Sorry about the duplication of the text my computer skills are limited!!
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Alan T.03/10/2009 09:26:26
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Hello Cedric,
                      Thats a beauty. Well done.  Alan T.
Cedric Wheeler03/10/2009 23:36:08
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Hi Alan
Thanks for your comments. I always use this shape for fruit bowls as opposed to the conventional bowl shape as the fruit keeps much better because of the unrestricted air flow around it.
 
Regards
 
Cedric

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