Indian Mahogany ‘Scraps’

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Mar 132016

_DSC6244-2_smlVirtually the last of this wood that I have. I had been saving this as I expected the grain to spectacular. All of these are about 50 mm (2″) tall. A nice change to my normal turnings.

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A twist on Fleming

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Jan 312016

_DSC6221_smlThe leaves are inspired by Ron Fleming a awesome turner/carver. Google him to see more. The flowers are mine of course. It’s turned from Jacaranda and it about 180 mm (7″) tall. This has been quite a journey for me!

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I’m still sanding!

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Jan 172016

There’s a line in one of Elton John’s songs, “I am still standing”. In my case it’s “I’m still sanding” !

It’s quite a process to finish a piece well. Sanding to get ready for the finish, and then sanding between coats (at least 3)

As you can imagine with this piece this has taken me a while but I am getting closer to completion.
















I am also starting another piece in between sanding


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Refining the base – not an after thought!

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Dec 062015

20151206_172702_smlAll woodturners know that the base of the vessel is just as important as the rest and should not just be after thought.I have done some work on the base today, it’s not finished yet but getting there. Still lots of shape refining for the rest of the vessel though.

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If I am not at the lathe………..

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Nov 282015

Then I am here – my carving corner

20151128_200108_001_smlI mainly carve using power tools but will use hand tools where I get better results. My 2 flexshaft tools are shown in front with the woodburner in the background

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