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    Exploring some new shapes

    Exploring some changes in form with an aim of making some minature versions as trinket boxes.
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    Walnut, Ash and Beech 152mm dia.

    There's a few more bowls in the bits gallery.
    Chas. just a traveller on the road of time.

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    Chas,

    Aren't those difficult enough to make without going to miniature versions?

    Dang, I wish I could do that!

    Enjoy,

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    Very nice, Chas. Do you ever have any problems with wood expansion/contraction on this pieces?
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    Chas i like what ya did with the top a lot. good job man.

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    Chas I like the wood combo and do like the new design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Do you ever have any problems with wood expansion/contraction on this pieces?
    They seem to be OK Vaughn as long as I get the wood as dry as possible before gluing.
    My cheap meter says 8% or less, the worst wood so far for movement during preparation has been the Ash but that may be down to its initial kiln drying. Samples microwaved as a check after seeing shrinkage after cutting showed moisture bleed spots from the core although the surface 1/3rd was dry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Chas i like what ya did with the top a lot.
    The dished lid was a move to check turning/holding methods Steven, as I have an inkling to combine the lid with an ear stud dish and a ring finial.
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