Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Spring and Summer

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Ladner BC
    Posts
    42

    Spring and Summer

    This is a very busy time for me and my small business and usually means the end of my lathe season but I did manage to 'spin' a few chunks of wood. As usual all comments either pro or con are welcome!


    This is a spalted maple hollow form finished with beeswax and mineral oil.

    Here is a shot of a small spalted maple hollow form vase with a 'mystery' wood finial. The wood for the finial was gathered from an old pallet

    This one is a small weed pot and is a multi part turning of spalted maple

    The last is a splated maple natural edge bowl finished with multiple coats of rattle can pre-catalyzed lacquer

    Pete
    http://www.woodbowlsandthings.com

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Posts
    3,132
    Pete great looking pieces. It don't get any better than spalted maple.
    Steve

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    3,632
    Nice work Peter!! Sorry it's the end of your turning season...it looks like you were just getting started. What are the sizes are your pieces?
    Your Respiratory Therapist wears Combat boots

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    North West Indiana
    Posts
    6,101
    Peter, nothing like ending on a great note!! (or a great turn for this example! ) Those are beautiful, I can only imagine turning them cause I evidently use only explosive wood (they blow up!!!).
    So what's the seasonal business that is taking you away from your lathe???
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

    Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Ladner BC
    Posts
    42

    Greetings

    Sorry! I should have provided some dimensions for the turnings.
    The NE bowl is 7 1/2 wide and between 4 and 3 1/2 high.
    The vase with the finial is 61/2" tall by about 2 1/4 wide.
    The small weed pot is only 3 3/4 high by 2 1/2 wide.
    The the hollow form is about 6" by 2 1/2 high.

    For those of you who are interested, I run a small maintenance business here in Ladner where my low cost skills are much in demand.


    Pete
    http://www.woodbowlsandthings.com

    http://www.a3homerepair.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Goodland, Kansas
    Posts
    4,834
    Great looking pieces Peter.
    Bernie W.

    Retirement: Thats when you return from work one day
    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    Posts
    3,798
    Some awesome stuff right there
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,020
    Nicely done on all counts, Pete. Thanks for posting the photos.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    854
    nicely done, Peter. thanks for posting

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    3,632
    Quote Originally Posted by peter blair View Post
    For those of you who are interested, I run a small maintenance business here in Ladner where my low cost skills are much in demand.


    Pete
    http://www.woodbowlsandthings.com

    http://www.a3homerepair.com
    Lucky man!! I put myself through Respiratory school as a Handyman and had a ball! I started just wanting 3 days a week...no more than 25 hrs a week. Ended up working for a couple of Realtors fixing houses for sale. Picked up tons of work from the referrals from that. Had to cut way back to finish school. I sure hope it's a fun job for you...I still miss some parts of it
    Your Respiratory Therapist wears Combat boots

Similar Threads

  1. Summer rituals
    By Ryan Mooney in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 07-27-2013, 03:26 PM
  2. Happy Summer everyone
    By Don Baer in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-21-2012, 01:52 PM
  3. when did summer arrive ?
    By Dave Hawksford in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-24-2011, 11:37 AM
  4. How I spent the summer
    By Mike Hillenbrand in forum Shop Tours
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-03-2010, 03:52 AM
  5. Long Summer
    By Reg Mitchell in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-31-2009, 02:04 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •