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  • CrashResq
    Established Member
    • Apr 2003
    • 199
    • Okmulgee, OK, USA
    • Ryobi BT3100

    More Xmas shop time

    Got a couple more hours out in the shop trying to get some more goodies done for Christmas. The same friend who wanted the pens for her MIL also wanted some weedpots/vases for her Grandmother. I've posted the one from Ash, these are from the Bradford pear tree that blew down in my yard this last spring:


    Left a little bark on and the bug tunnels for character, opinion?:


    LOML said that vases and such have to be done in three's (some decorating rule... she watches too much HGTV, so here are all three:


    Finally, three more teaspoons. My daughters threw such a fit about the spoons, I made one for them also. The one with the captive ring is for the oldest... she loves the captive rings and the one in the middle is for my 11 year old.... she is quite the little artist (has one several state art shows in pen and ink and acrylics) so I had her tell me what she thought I should do... she didn't know it was for her. The one on the left is for give away:


    After the holidays, if you guys are still interested, I'll attempt a little tutorial on the spoons and pass on the lessons learned. Thanx for lookin'
    Bill (in OK)
  • Whaler
    Veteran Member
    • Dec 2002
    • 3281
    • Sequim, WA, USA.
    • DW746

    #2
    Wow Bill, that is some beautiful work.
    Dick

    http://www.picasaweb.google.com/rgpete2/

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    • boblon
      Senior Member
      • Aug 2003
      • 727
      • Florida, USA.

      #3
      Man, those look great ! Are those vases actually hollowed? If so, am curious how you did that. Tools to use, tips, etc. I've got a couple of blocks sized for vases, but don't consider myself up to the task yet.

      And the more I look at the spoons you've posted the more enamored I am with them. I for one would for sure be interested in a tutorial.

      Looks great

      BobL.
      "Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgement."

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      • Scottydont
        Veteran Member
        • Aug 2003
        • 2359
        • Edmonds, WA, USA.
        • Delta Industrial Hybrid

        #4
        Very nice. I am going to have to try doing those spoons. We are a bunch of coffee snobs in my family. My wife used to work for Starbucks Corporate. I love that Bradford pear!
        Scott
        "The Laminate Flooring Benchtop Guy"

        Edmonds WA

        No coffee, no worky!

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        • GeekMom
          Senior Member
          • Dec 2004
          • 752
          • Bonney Lake, WA.
          • Shopsmith Mark V

          #5
          Very nice, Bill. I especially like the shape on the Bradford Pear.
          Karen
          <><

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          • Whit
            Established Member
            • Apr 2003
            • 110
            • Denton, Tx, USA.
            • BT3000, BT3100

            #6
            Great looking turnings Bill. I have turned Arizona ash that had worm tunnels. On some, I dug the loose material(castings or whatever it is called) out before finishing. Thought it gave the part character, like you said.
            Whit

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            • mudder
              Veteran Member
              • Jul 2003
              • 1532
              • I live in a house
              • Delta 36-650

              #7
              YOU SUCK TO!!



              The vase in the second picture is amazing.

              Mudder

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              • CrashResq
                Established Member
                • Apr 2003
                • 199
                • Okmulgee, OK, USA
                • Ryobi BT3100

                #8
                WOOO HOOO.... I feel all official now... it's going to be a Merry Christmas indeed... I got my first official "YOU SUCK" from Scott.

                Bob... the acorn looking vase is hollowed... about 1/4" thick walls... I drill it first to the depth I want it hollow and then use a Sorby RS200KT Multi-Tip tool for most of the hollowing process. I plan on getting the Sorby Hollow Master after new year. The other two vases are more of the weedpot type vase with a 1/2" hole drill nearly to the bottom.
                Bill (in OK)

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