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  • kwgeorge
    Veteran Member
    • Jan 2004
    • 1419
    • Alvin, TX, USA.

    Kind of rainy today;

    I spent pretty much the whole day out in the shop today just playing around and making shavings. I ended up making two pieces.

    This first is from an Australian wood I picked up awhile back. I rough shaped it and it has been drying for about 5 months now. I checked it today and it was down to 11% so that is good enough for me.

    It had some rot going on one side which made it a bit tough to turn as this section tore very easy. After several tries at different cuts and tools I finally managed to get a pretty good surface. This side is full of pinks, creams and browns.

    The other side is cream colored with light browns and tans. Fabulous figure with rays thought the entire piece.

    The inside view really shows off the rays.

    Then I decided to make a small box out of Pink Ivory. Nothing to fancy but I do like the shape and I think the finial went well with it.

    It is a suction fit lit deep hollowed.

    The bottom is finished and decorated with a couple of rings.

    Did I mention it was small?

    Dang, almost forgot, Jim Boyd [:P]

    Thanks for taking the time to look.
  • boblon
    Senior Member
    • Aug 2003
    • 727
    • Florida, USA.

    Wow, that first piece is gorgeous !!

    Do you know exactly what kind of wood that is, and if it's a typical specimen or something special for that species.

    And yes, the shape on the second one IS nice.

    You really do some fine work Ken.

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


    • Dick Parr
      Forum Newbie
      • Jul 2005
      • 18
      • Knoxville, TN, USA.

      Ken both pieces are beautiful. That was a really nice surprise when you get to the last pic of the pink ivory and see how small it really is. Very nice


      • Whaler
        Veteran Member
        • Dec 2002
        • 3281
        • Sequim, WA, USA.
        • DW746

        I have run out of words to comment on your work. BEAUTIFUL!


        • Jim Ketron
          Forum Newbie
          • Jul 2005
          • 68
          • Weber City, Va, USA.

          Very Nice work!
          Both are Beautiful But Man the Curl in the first Piece WOW!
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          • gerti
            Veteran Member
            • Dec 2003
            • 2233
            • Minnetonka, MN, USA.
            • BT3100 "Frankensaw"

            Rod doesn't know what he is missing, having some of the most gorgeous turning woods right there! A while ago I got lucky and scored a block of eucalyptus burl at a good price. Smelled like vinegar when turning, was fun to work with and looked great when done.

            Anyhow, beautiful wood and great work on that first piece! And I agree with Dick, that last photo of the pink ivory box was quite a surprise! I think I may need to rethink at what size a bit of wood really is scrap...



            • Jim Boyd
              Veteran Member
              • Dec 2002
              • 1766
              • Montgomery, Texas, USA.
              • Delta Unisaw

              Geeze Louise!!! I really like the curl. How can you make them that small That pink ivory is really astounding. It takes finesse to make something that small and detailed. You may be short and getting shorter but you DEFINATELY have talent, sir!
              Jim in Texas and Sicko Ryobi Cult Member


              • monte
                Forum Windbag
                • Dec 2002
                • 5242
                • Paw Paw, MI, USA.
                • GI 50-185M

                Very nice work Ken!
                Monte (another darksider)
                Reporting Live from somewhere near Kalamazoo