This mornings play time output.
Wow, that's some very pretty wood. Nicely done, Chas.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan
Play time is good eh Chas!
That is one nice looking bowl, wonderful chunk of wood too!
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
Beautiful bowl Chas! Great looking wood and finish!
Beautiful figure and form. Well done!
Wet Olive is easy to turn but can be very corrosive on tools if not cleaned up immediately, I personally it find unpleasant to handle, it is apt to distort considerably as it dries, so any idea of precise form is out.
chas, good looking piece and an interesting wood as well.
but i was blown away when i went to your gallery site. somewhere over 400 pics of work you've done in the last several years. amazing. a great assortment of shapes and wood species to see there with first class workmanship. as a newbie still struggling with the basics i can only look forward to acquiring the skills to do some of these pieces. i managed to blow up a small vase the other day and bend my parting tool in the process...that's where i'm at. but each mistake is a learning point, i am told.
keep the photos coming...
99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name...Steven Wright.
After a few hours frightening myself trying to use some grotty pine to practise, spread over a couple of months when I had little shed time, I mounted a tatty bit of spalted beech and a few minutes later a dumpy vase like shape appeared, been addicted ever since.
Don't do anything fancy that would require too much input from me, just go and spin some time away and try and walk back to the house with something usable.
Now THAT'S beautiful! Very nice work, Chas!
I may be lost but I'm making good time!
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