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Derek Lane26/10/2013 17:42:24
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Not been doing a lot in the way of turning as I am a good 3/4 of the way through making a car rocker. While the paint is drying I am making three tea light stand for dinning table(still need varnishing) again waiting for glue to dry, so I thought that I would turn a piece of yew that I had sitting around with a fault in it.
Below is the end result as stated made from Yew and stands 5" tall 3" across also managed to get wall thickness down between 1/8" to 3/16"



Doug26/10/2013 21:42:29
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Excellent Derek, great shape on what must have been a tricky blank to turn, well done.



Derek Lane27/10/2013 11:02:09
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Thank you Doug.

Nigel Brown 327/10/2013 15:32:07
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Great piece of turning Derek well done

Regards Nigel

Wolfie27/10/2013 15:38:13
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Nice job Derek, as Doug says it certainly does look difficult to turn!

dennis wake27/10/2013 22:44:05
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hi Derek

nice bit of turning Derek. wont hold much water . I really like items like this firstly to tax the brain to see exactly what you can get out of it and then to be able to show the skill you have to take them ideas and follow them through to the final product.

well done


Derek Lane27/10/2013 23:51:16
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Thank you all.

Dennis I agree it will not hold much waterblush

The most difficult part of turnings such as this is finding the piece of wood with the defects in it to start with and then seeing what you as a turner can get out of it. Sometimes that does not happen until it is on the lathe

Simon Reeves28/10/2013 12:47:41
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Very nice Derek. I know just how hard it is to turn things with holes like this has, especially in a dense timber like yew, so this is a really good job. Be interested to know what hollowing tool(s) you used, as I'm looking to save up for somthing a bit easier to us than what I currently have.


Edited By Simon Reeves on 28/10/2013 12:49:39

Derek Lane28/10/2013 13:33:01
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Thank you Simon. I use standard tools for the outside, and the Robert Sorby RS130KT Midi Hollowmaster for the inside after drill a hole nearly to the bottom first.

This tool is only designed for small hollowing for larger there is the RS230KT or you could go to things like the The Sovereign Ultima Hollowing System I have tried the crown one that I saw someone using and thinking of buying one just not sure which make yet.

sad sam28/10/2013 17:55:32
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hi derek i like it a lot well done

i showed the vase to my better half her comment was .HO what a shame all that work to have it break like that

he will have to hope he can place it where you won,t be able to see it

i won,t bother her anymore

Mark Sutton31/10/2013 19:23:59
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Hi Derek

A lovely piece of wood that would have been difficult to turn, however you did this very well.

For hollowing i use the Kelton hollowers, and the Crown revolution,, both do the job admirably but it all depends on your budget etc.

Derek Lane31/10/2013 23:15:40
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Thank you Sad Sam and Mark.

Sad Sam Sometimes the other half just does not understand I know mine doesn't.

Mark I will be looking after Christmas (Just in Case)

Bruce Rauncar07/11/2013 21:22:45
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Wow! Gorgeous bowl, it must have been a big challenge to turn that wood but it came out really beautiful. Like the graceful shape and those striking grain patterns. Excellent job Derek!

julie cooper31/12/2013 01:56:28
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Beautiful vase i joined because i am interested in contacting Nigel Brown if his mother was named Joan. i am his cousin Joans daughter, I know this isn't the purpose of the forum so I hope no one minds too much. Happy New Year Julie Cooper

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