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Derek Lane03/04/2011 18:53:40
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Went to the South East Woodworking Show at Detling on Friday spent lots of money as you do. Brought myself a Eucalyptus Burr so started this late yesterday and completed today.
Main bowl/box Eucalyptus Burr lid from Sapele and beech finial.
Size is 5" diameter and 4" tall.
Steve J W03/04/2011 19:30:40
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v nice, looks like you have been busy.
paul johnson 203/04/2011 19:54:51
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Very nice indeed Derek I like the shape what finish did you use.
thanks Paul.
Sam03/04/2011 22:52:42
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A very nice piece there Derek . I do like the very smooth curve you have finished got on it and the finish is superb too . Did you hollow the inside to a similar radius and if so what is the approximate wall thickness and what tool did you use ? And what did you use to finish it ? Sorry for the questions but I am starting to take my turning a bit more serious .
Kind regards Sam,
dennis wake03/04/2011 23:18:35
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hi Derek
looks good. i think you have got the shape just wright there.
BillW03/04/2011 23:55:49
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spending your wife's money again.
It reminds me of a curling stone, looks very solid like granite, nice one Derek.
Simon Reeves04/04/2011 12:47:51
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Nice one Derek. I'd like to know what tool do you used to hollow as well. I've found eucalyptus burr grain runs all over the place so getting a good finish is quite difficult.

Edited By Simon Reeves on 04/04/2011 12:49:44

Derek Lane04/04/2011 21:20:55
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Thanks one and all.
Sam and Simon the finish is as simple as sander sealer followed by canauba wax. Inside does follow the outer curve and the walls are about 3/16" thick. the tool used was the robert sorby RS200KT Multi Tip Hollowing Tool
Doug05/04/2011 09:02:21
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Very nice Derek,
I can`t make my kind up if i prefer it just as a bowl or with the lid, either way a striking piece.
Wolfie05/04/2011 15:23:56
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very nice job Derek. I love it. well done
cheers Ian

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