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    Todays Play

    ________Spalted Beech.
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    ________
    _______________________________________200 mm dia.

    Sorry I've not posted for a while rather busy this side of the pond at the moment although if you look at the bits and pieces you'll see things are still a spinning. Rather liked how this one turned out so thought I'd bore you with a picture.

    For those with an interest it was sanded to 240(uk), sanding sealed, buffed and Micocrystaline waxed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chas Jones View Post
    ________Spalted Beech.
    ________
    ________
    _______________________________________200 mm dia.

    Sorry I've not posted for a while rather busy this side of the pond at the moment although if you look at the bits and pieces you'll see things are still a spinning. Rather liked how this one turned out so thought I'd bore you with a picture.

    For those with an interest it was sanded to 240(uk), sanding sealed, buffed and Micocrystaline waxed.
    Chas always enjoy looking at your pieces. This one is no different, like every thing about it.Please bore us any time ya like as i do all the time.
    Steve

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    Chas that is a beautiful bowl. I also always like your work. Don't be gone so long next time.

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    WOW!!
    Thats a real beauty.

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    Love the wood and the form. Nicely done!

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    That's another fine bowl, Chas. Good to see you drop in to visit.
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    Thanks for the comments fellas, was in need of an ego boost, anyway made it a companion this morning.
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    ________Mark II a bit taller.
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    _______________________________________190 mm dia.


    Need to try a few more of this sort of shape to get a balance between base diameter and stability with contents.
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    Wonderful pieces Chaz...glad to see you posting again too!
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    Chas, these look great! I like the form and the spalted lines.

    Was the wood dry when you turned it? I have heard beech really likes to warp.

    I had also heard cherry is tough to deal with, but I havent had any problems. I use the DNA method for drying and have had very good success.

    OK, I will ask: 240 UK is the same as US? Kind of like metric time is the same as English time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Aldrich View Post
    Chas, these look great! I like the form and the spalted lines.

    Was the wood dry when you turned it? I have heard beech really likes to warp.

    I had also heard cherry is tough to deal with, but I haven't had any problems. I use the DNA method for drying and have had very good success.

    OK, I will ask: 240 UK is the same as US? Kind of like metric time is the same as English time?
    Thanks Rich for positives and all who respond good or bad, need feedback to know if I'm making shavings just to satisfy myself.

    Yes the wood has been drying for about 3 years, once it has started spalting very little warping takes place, I think it's down to the fact that the tensions in the wood are released due to cell destruction.

    I've given up on speeding up drying with spirits and only very occasionally Microwave as I prefer wood that has naturally air dried and now that I have been spinning for a few years have enough stocks to just let it sit in it's semi prepared form (end sealed and sectioned or slabbed just to reduce drying splits)

    There is a subtle difference in grit size between UK-USA, I'll try and look it up later when I'm back from my gym session.
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