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Doug10/03/2011 14:19:45
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I was asked to make another large apple, i`ve found these oversized apples popular with the good lady wife`s friends.
 
Made from spalted beech with blackwood stem & calyx i took a photo of this & another large apple with a standard one to give an indication of size.
 

As before i`ve included photos of making it on my blog >>here<<
 
Cheers.
 
 
Baz

Edited By baz on 10/03/2011 14:21:32

Derek Lane10/03/2011 14:54:28
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What a loverly pear (OOPS apple)
 
Great job Baz. what is calyx
Ralph Harvey10/03/2011 15:23:32
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my question exactly ? never come accross that one
 
Ralph
Doug10/03/2011 16:00:54
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Hi chaps,
 
calyx definition.
 
" the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green"
 
 
Basically the bit at the bottom of the flower, between the petals & where apple forms, which is green but goes brown as it dries out.
 
Well that`s how it was explained to me.
 
 
 
Cheers.
 
 
Baz.
Ralph Harvey10/03/2011 18:53:31
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Baz
 
What do you do to form that part ? there are so many ways to do it,
George Arnold10/03/2011 19:42:58
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Baz
I see you have been getting fruity. it all kicked of with an apple, hope you have as much luck.
 
Nice peice of turning George
 
Ps I've had a look at your blog very impressive, I see you have the short bed Nova  hve you ever wanted an the  extension bed they sell?
 
George 

Edited By George Arnold on 10/03/2011 19:48:37

paul johnson 210/03/2011 19:49:34
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nice apple's Baz you dont realise how big they are till you put it against a normal size one, right im off to check out your blog.
 
Paul.
George Arnold10/03/2011 20:30:13
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Baz
I have been looking in my photos for a large apple I made I was asked if I would make a door stop by a friend for a pal of his whose holiday home he used, he brought back a large piece of olive wood from the area, and asked me what i could do ,
I came up with an apple design, the apple is olive and the stand is yew, it was about 9in dia I inserted a length of welding rod through the stork as it had to act as a handle and the wood was quite heavy,I don't think they declared it to customs.
George
Doug10/03/2011 21:29:11
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Thanks George,
 
I`ve not yet needed an extension bed, if any addition, i`d like the out rigger tool rest so i could use the headstock out board, though as the design of the Record incarnation of the Nova is slightly different I don`t know if their out rigger would fit.
 
I`ve seen stand alone tool rests, but i`ve not looked into them with any vigour.
 
Lovely apple by the way, & what a striking piece of olive.
 
 
Cheers Paul.
 
Hope you liked the blog.
 
 
Cheers,
 
Baz.
BillW10/03/2011 23:10:45
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Very nice apple Baz or should I say apples, I make wine out of mine
A floor standing tool rest would'nt be to difficult to make, you need to make friends with someone in your area with a machine shop.
With an outrigger leaverages need to be taken in to consideration, with a floor standing design all the stresses go strait to the floor
 
George, your apple reminds me of a toffee apple, it looks eatable.
 
How do you find the time for all this Baz.
 
Bill.
Oddjob11/03/2011 19:26:54
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Calyx - a dried clove from the spice store makes a good one for 'normal' sized fruit.
 
Richard
Doug11/03/2011 22:20:01
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Cheers Bill,
 
I do have an engineering friend who could knock me up a rest, i just need to work out what design & size i want first.
 
As for finding the time, if i`m in the workshop i can`t be accused of making the house look untidy, plus with the kids music & their choice of telly, i`d rather be in my workshop.
 
 
I`ve seen those used Richard, i`ve a feeling Bob Chapman uses them, i`ll keep an eye open for some.
 
 
Cheers,
 
 
baz

Edited By baz on 11/03/2011 22:20:35

Derek Lane11/03/2011 22:24:06
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Posted by Oddjob on 11/03/2011 19:26:54:
Calyx - a dried clove from the spice store makes a good one for 'normal' sized fruit.
 
Richard

And smells nice as well. That is what I used on the apple I made

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