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Re: Show us your bowls

PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:51 pm
by Ian G
I've been meaning to turn a bit of eucalyptus for a while now, with particular interest in a tree which lost a branch during a storm a year or two ago and gave us 4 days without electricity. During May of this year the offending tree was cut down and after looking through loads of previous posting on the forum I decided to turn a bowl. The posting warned of massive distortion to the bowl but after carving some nice spoon with it I was still tempted to give it a go. As you can see the forum never lies, the bowl has been drying for about 4-5 weeks. It was a joy to turn, I'm now interested to see how far the distortion will go. Also pictured a birch bowl turned green and a poplur dish. Based on information gathered from an experiment turning green bowls I know birch and poplur are among some woods that will not overly distort when turned green. As mentioned before on earlier posting I now turn the majority of my bowls green. Just finished a bird cherry bowl and sycamore one. About to put a bit of nothofagus on the lathe, I haven't turn a bit of this for ages. I love this wood, great for summer shows and it stays green for months. I've seen me cut some for shows/demos in May and I'm still using well into the summer. Enjoy the pictures.
Ian

Re: Show us your bowls

PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:52 pm
by Ian G
Just a quick update on my previous posting and a verification that all the postings regarding turning eucalyptus as mentioned before are spot on. Check out the splitting on this bowl 10 weeks from turning. Also a pic of a fresh nothofagus bowl turned green about 4 weeks ago. No sign of any distortion. I've turned nothofagus before but the wood was mellowed. This bowl turned a treat green with a nice crisp finish. Enjoy.

Re: Show us your bowls

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 2:23 pm
by Sprot
My latest greation. Silver birch. about 23 cm in diameter.

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Re: Show us your bowls

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 7:50 pm
by SeanHellman
Very nice shape.

Re: Show us your bowls

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:49 pm
by Craig.B
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Hey folks,
Haven't posted for a good while as I've been concentrating on my craft, but thought I'd share a pic of a recent cherry bowl spun on my bowl lathe.
Regards,
Craig

Re: Show us your bowls

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:56 pm
by Ian G
Hi Craig, nice colouration on your cherry bowl, I've turned a fair bit of cherry and know it distorts a bit but I've never seen a cherry bowl as wavy as yours. I wonder, maybe someone can let us know. Is the excessive distortion on your bowl due to your location, being warmer than Argyll and resulting in a slightly more open grain ?????. Some pictures attached of some of my cherry bowls.

Ian G

Re: Show us your bowls

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:11 pm
by Ian G
A few new cherry bowls, a 7in bowl and Quaich sitting in a nice 9in cherry bowl. The 7in bowl can been seen being made by me in a video by my son Ewan at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBRkoMZ8qvM The 2 spoons are made from well seasoned (10 month at least) goat willow, as easy to work as it would be green. The grain is amazing. The spoons were made using my new Hans Karisson carving knife, what a bit of kit...fantastic knife. Enjoy

Re: Show us your bowls

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:34 pm
by Ian G
Hi, not a lot of posting on the forum at the moment but if everyone is as busy as me with cutting grass, veg plot and cutting enough firewood for the winter its not surprising. Saying that I have managed to turn these after a good clear out of bits of wood. Beech platter, bird cherry bowl and a nice birch spoon..........enjoy

Ian G

Re: Show us your bowls

PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:21 pm
by blackhood1
That looks great!
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