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dennis wake04/11/2009 22:49:06
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hi Ralph
   love the pot it must of taken a lot of thinkinf befor you turned this one. exactly how big is it and what did you finish it with.
Sparky04/11/2009 23:42:27
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I bet there was a few nervous moments turning this beautiful pot.
Well done mate.
Ralph Harvey05/11/2009 00:05:05
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Thanks Guys
Dennis, It is only a little one, its about 5" diameter by 4" high. Its finished with 4 coats of gloss Laquer sanded between coats with 320 grit. would have liked to use 600 but ran out,
Marc, It was fun to turn, just had to take fine cuts because before the neck was added the split ran right accross the timber,
The other one i loaded was more of a problem, that whipped round like a saw blade ? that one was the maximum diameter my viceroy would take, clipped my arm on that one ? only once though.!
Sparky05/11/2009 13:45:16
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Ever thought of sticking some white paper or painting the edge in white then, when you get around to doing that area it will come off with the gouge.......
Just an idea.
Ron Davis05/11/2009 16:29:32
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Always nerve wracking when there is a hole in the wood. 
How do you sand with out wearing away the leading edge of the hole if you follow me. I have one of those balls on a stick which has a velcro covering ( works well with abranet) though id seems best inside the bowl
Doug05/11/2009 18:25:27
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Another beauty Ralph.
Something to aspire to.
Mark Sutton05/11/2009 18:40:21
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Hi Ralph
Beautiful turning, well done, as others have said something to aspire to
Ralph Harvey05/11/2009 23:07:00
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Marc i have tried all sorts in the past but you know what my shed is like it just dosnt have the space to get round it wiith ease, it needs another rearangement really
Ron the only real way to do it with unusual shapes like this is to cut as fine as possible with the tool then hand sand and finish,
The other thing to do is sand with a power sander of some sort, in a drill a big size 2" or so, the balls on a stick are great for getting inside hollows but not so much on the outside. then just  keep the fingers away

Edited By Ralph Harvey on 05/11/2009 23:08:16

Alan T.06/11/2009 11:06:56
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Hi Ralph,
                Just add me to the list of those who like your latest production. Well done.  Alan T.

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