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dennis wake21/12/2013 18:57:18
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this is my latest turning. I had a blank of oak at 15x2 so turned this bowl from it.

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Derek Lane21/12/2013 19:01:50
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Nice size bowl Dennis. Oak really does show the grain well

dennis wake21/12/2013 19:17:37
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hi Derek

thank you for that. it was very dry when I turned it so had to make Shure that I had safety goggles on over my glasses. it took me about 2 hours to finish it. it is finished with butchers block oil so is food friendly.

dennis

Derek Lane21/12/2013 19:56:35
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I bet there was quite a few trips to the sharpening station when turning this Dennis

dennis wake21/12/2013 20:06:41
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hi Derek

you are right there about sharpening luckily it is only a pirouette and I am there at the sharpener.

dennis

Wolfie22/12/2013 16:16:38
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Another fine bowl Dennis. Well done

Ian

dennis wake22/12/2013 17:54:53
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thank you for the compliments.

dennis

Simon Reeves23/12/2013 12:46:50
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Very nice Dennis. Nothing wrong with small bowls, but somehow the big ones just have a bit more "presence" IMHO.

Simon

dennis wake23/12/2013 17:59:43
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thank you Simon

I had to have a go at the bigger bowl for one reason and that was to test my lathe out. I have been getting a lot of heat through the shaft and excessive vibration during turning of any size bowl that should really of gone off as I trued it up. I looked in to this and decided to change the bearings. doing this has solved this as this bowl was balanced and turn the speed up to get a better cut on finish. I found that the vibration and heat had gone of.

dennis

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Julian23/12/2013 20:31:54
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Hi Dennis -- I like the fineness of this bowl if there is such a word, does the photograph show a slight undercut below the rim ? Very elegant indeed and I am glad you were able to sort out the lathe. It's always pleasing when you fix a problem like that. Happy Christmas -- Julian

dennis wake23/12/2013 21:33:44
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thank you Julian

yes there is an undercut not as much as I would of liked as it chipped out and had to reduce the amount. I am glad I was able to do the bearings my self being a fitter by trade as it could be expensive to get done. I actually help other club members with there running repairs at the cost of the petrol price to get to them and home so as to reduce the cost for them ( they bye the parts if needed).happy Christmas to you as well.

dennis

Doug01/01/2014 11:49:32
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Lovely bowl Dennis with some very striking grain.

Cheers

Doug.

Bruce Rauncar08/01/2014 20:50:44
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Gorgeous bowl! The pretty grains really pop with your great finish. Like the shape and size as well. Awesome work Dennis!

dennis wake09/01/2014 22:20:07
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thank you Doug and Bruce for your comments.

dennis

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