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dennis wake23/04/2011 23:14:37
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this bowl has taken a few weeks to turn as i was going to finish it at the turning club. but desided to finish it at home as i needed somthing to turn and this was it
dennis
Doug24/04/2011 08:09:59
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That looks a really nice bowl Dennis, it appears to have a natural edge which is just my cup of tea.
 
Is it Ash ? & could i ask what finish you`ve applied.
 
 
 
Cheers.
 
 
 
Baz.
dennis wake24/04/2011 12:00:22
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hi Baz
yes it is ash and i have only applied sand sealer mix that a club member has made up all i am going to do now is burn the other 2 edges with my pyrography kit and then oil the bowl with a food friendly oil.
dennis
Julian24/04/2011 12:00:29
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Hi Dennis - This looks very good, one of the lads did a square bowl similar to yours at the club the other night. He had the head stock turned over to the side but looked very scary when it was spinning round, keep your fingers well behing the post.
dennis wake24/04/2011 12:09:06
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hi Julian
the square bowls are a little bit scary as long as you do keep the fingers on the right side of the tool rest you are OK. i started this at the turning club and every one was over watching ( hope they were not waiting for me to catch my fingers) i will post a photo of the bowl with the burnt edges and the oil finish later.
dennis
BillW24/04/2011 12:45:25
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That's nice Dennis.
What food friendly oil ?, I came across a discussion on same the other day saying that walnut and tung oil should not be used because of nut allergies.
 
I have a silly suggestion for you, glue some bark on the ends and say it from a tree only found in N.E England.
 
Bill.
Derek Lane24/04/2011 17:30:44
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Nice bowl Dennis. I agree you definitely need to keep the fingers clear. What speed did you turn at, I always try to keep the speed as fast as possible as you can get a better finish straight off the tool.
 
dennis wake24/04/2011 19:05:28
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hi Derek
thank you for your comments. the lathe speed was variable at the club and was able to turn the speedup or down to get the best. the out side was don at about 600 island was then hand finished and is now in proses of being oiled.
dennis
 
dennis wake24/04/2011 21:46:49
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well the bowl is finished

dennis
fatboy25/04/2011 17:06:15
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thats lookin great dennis, the pyrography really brings it together as a whole, though i did like bills suggestion, it would be so much easier if trees grew square!
gerald meager25/04/2011 20:53:23
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I've made a few of these I once made a 12'' one by 3'' deep as a commissioned salad bowel in ash both myself and my customer were very pleased also I recieved several orders as a result of dinner guests seeing the bowel in use hurts your bloody knuckles though if your not careful
GED
dennis wake25/04/2011 22:17:28
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hi fatboy and Gerald
thank you for your comments this is the first time i have added pyrography in with my turning but this has gone well and added to the finish. i have done several of this type of bowl this is the biggest one.
dennis
Simon Reeves26/04/2011 09:43:26
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Very nice bowl Dennis. What size is it - it's hard to judge from the pics. Agree with Tony about trees growing square - much easier to cut & stack! Now, if anyone finds a natural money tree....
 
Simon
Julian26/04/2011 10:15:56
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Hey Simon - Money Tree ! Your Wish - Julian

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