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    summer solstice piece's

    A rare mid summer day in the workshop for me today

    here's the starting point- i was sent this wood and have been asked to make 3 bits with it- one tall box-one screw thread box and one square platter/plaque

    I asked for one pratice piece per project

    this oak was stained so lent itself to this job perfectly- it was laminated for me by my customer-perfect lamination

    this oak is quarter sawn

    heres the first pratice plaque- mounted on a 6" vac chuck

    this texture was done using the sorby texturing tool

    blow torched the wire brushed

    heres the 2nd plaque- marked out- i cut the radial groves with a 1/16" parting tool then carved the bisecting groves with a v tool

    i blow torched it twice- wire brushing it between burnings!!

    I decided to rough the stripy ebony out and let it settle for a while

    the tall box blank between centres- its about 20" long by 5" square

    unusually for me i decided to mount it in my new gripper jaws on a 4" spigot

    here it is nearly done

    and heres all the bits

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Beautiful pieces George!
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    If those are practising pieces I wonder what you'll do when you work full throttle on real ones!
    Best regards,

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Great work, George. I especially like the tall box. Good stuff.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Great job on all George. I like the tall box.
    Bernie W.

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    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Beautiful work, George!

    I like them all and I'm not generally all that enchanted with burned pieces.
    Why has common sense
    become so uncommon?

    My Woodwork Site

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean

    I enjoyed your photos. Hope I get that good some day.


    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Kirkintilloch, Scotland.
    Nice pieces George Like the burnt platters but the tall box is something I would like to aspire to
    "Every day's a school day"

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