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    Big Island Woodturners Photo update 3/10

    Went to their open house last night. I was over whelmed by the beauty of what was on display. I didn't put in captions as I didn't have anything to write on and there was just too much. I think I have photos of only 1/3 of what was on display. I did talk to the man that made the "Queen's set" It is made out of one piece of Norfolk Island Pine. He finished it with catalyzed lacquer with a little putrescence. The camera just couldn't do it justice. The lid of the larger bowl makes a platter when upside down. All the bowls were cut out of each other. "Checkmate" was written on the bottom of the finial and the purple hart under the finial could be used as a cover for the goblet. Each item on top is separate from the other so you could turn the whole set into one large chess piece! Quite the imagination. There is a couple of shots of what looks like snake skin on an edge. Sorry to say the photo of that piece was too blurry to post. I wish I had a tripod. The natural light is so much better but hard to hold the camera steady. There were a few shots done with flash but they just don't look as nice. The tall vase with the green band around the neck was my favorite. Also, the man that made the "Queens Set" has only been turning for one year!

    Hope you enjoy the slide show!

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    Last edited by Royall Clark; 03-10-2009 at 06:17 PM. Reason: Updated
    Aloha,

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    Wow Royall what a show. Very nice of you to take and share the photographs. I am in awe of the large winged bowls (p17 & p18). How that is done without losing an arm is beyond me.

    Thanks!



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    well royall it was good knowin you,, but one thing for certain you are in some great company over there,, that was some amazing turnings and you have got a wealth of information at your disposal there in your back yard...WOW thanks for the show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Townend View Post
    Wow Royall what a show. Very nice of you to take and share the photographs. I am in awe of the large winged bowls (p17 & p18). How that is done without losing an arm is beyond me.

    Thanks!
    Those winged bowls are Koa wood. One was called "Wings" the other called "Twister" cost 2900 bucks and 5200 bucks


    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    well royall it was good knowin you,, but one thing for certain you are in some great company over there,, that was some amazing turnings and you have got a wealth of information at your disposal there in your back yard...WOW thanks for the show.
    Oh, I'll be "around" for some time. I do like flat stuff. Besides, I broke da lathe Thursday
    Aloha,

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    Each piece excells the other.
    You islanders do some astonishing work.
    Every item there surpasses superlatives.
    We will be in Hawaii in a couple weeks but the big island is not on our agenda, unfortunately. I would have loved to see that show and meet some island turners.

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    You're very fortunate to see that much high-quality woodturning displayed in one place. Thanks for taking all the pics for us.
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    Thanks for sharing Royall. Pic's were awesome.
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    Nice show Royall, thanks for sharing Some incredible pieces. Just amazing what can come out of a chunk of wood when in the right hands.

    Tom

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    Little outta my league, but those pic's get a big Aloha!!!
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    Thanks Royall

    Great pics, can't imagine what the other 2/3 must have been like.
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