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    Quantity rather than Quality

    __________A couple of hours in the shed yesterday and a rainy day today managed to see these completed. All from Home dried material that was still growing earlier in the year.

    _________ ___ _______ click on images for larger view
    _______________Beech (190mm)_______________Cherry (142mm)
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    _______________Cherry (110mm)_______________Cherry (83mm)
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    _______________Cherry (87mm)
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    Chas, those look great! Well done. You said home dried, what method do you use?

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    Nicely done. Chas. I'd say the 110mm cherry one if my favorite out of this bunch. What finish did you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Chas, those look great! Well done. You said home dried, what method do you use?
    Rough turned in green state and in this instance methalated spirit soaked al la Dave Smith method to speed up the drying time a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    What finish did you use?
    Wipe on Melamine enhanced lacquer (burnished), they are actually quite glossy but taken under diffused evening light to avoid reflections.
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    Chas those are beauties. I really like the beech and 110 mm Cherry. Very well done.
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    Chas,

    I really like the beech and the two smaller cherries. Nice work!!!

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    Thanks for the comments folks, I'm afraid my stuff tends to be of a simple form and rather utilitarian, most are for use as trinket pots for whatever or chair side munchies, the cherry pieces are destined for the supplier of the timber to give as little gifts.

    On the picture quality front I must apologise for the graininess etc. been there done that as they say on the 'photo front over the years but now take the easy route and everything gets a quick look at the video camera which has limited pixel count.

    A better indication of the finish may be gained if you look for the window reflection in the 87mm piece.

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    I don't know, Chas, you titled this post "Quantity rather than Quality" but to me it looks like you accomplished both!

    I can't think of a time I ever got five bowls out of my shop in one afternoon, and certainly not looking as good as those.

    Well done indeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Marlow View Post
    I can't think of a time I ever got five bowls out of my shop in one afternoon, and certainly not looking as good as those.
    Not that big a deal really Steven, I tend to batch process stuff, there are always 40-50 green turned pieces awaiting the mood to finish.

    These have their dovetail spigots or recesses reworked back into round in batches of half a dozen or so whenever I have the Cole Jaws fitted and a few minutes to spare.

    This means that they are ready for final cuts whenever the mood takes and are again worked in batches of similar items requiring the same dovetail jaw size, finishing the centres and as much of the outer as possible on several pieces before reverting back to Cole Jaws to finish the bases.

    Economy of effort on setup changes, and finishing product use, means that I get more done and avoid the cant be bothered to set that up feeling so much.
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