Friday, August 10, 2012

New piece on the way!!

I will post pics when finished!! Hope to have it finished next week.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kohuhu II

Kohuhu 2
Wood: Matai and driftwood
Texture: Pyrography
Length: 380mm (15")

I turned this piece using waste wood to create the three sides instead of turning on three axis. I could get the wall thickness even this way with out having to carve the inside.

The process needs refining and think it will be a lot easier next time.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Turning over a new leaf"

New piece called "Turning over a new leaf. The piece is Tawa and Jarrah. It is about 350mm long and is off set turned to 8mm at the thick end and 3mm at the small end. The pieces of wood are leftovers from mutant two.
I must admit I nearly gave up on this piece as It went through a stage where I hated it but I'm glad I persevered and finished it.
Comments welcome.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mutant II

Woods: Vessel, Matai. Leaf and Stem, Jarrah and Tawa and the tongue, Rewarewa driftwood.
Length: 500mm (19-5/8")
Height: 160mm (6-1/4")

The seed pod is based on a deformed Pittosporum seed, which had two sections instead of three and thought it would work well with this piece.

I entered it into a Manawatu Open Day woodturning competition on Sunday May 16 2010 and got the best unturned piece the Wellington Woodworkers Trophy. Not quite sure where the judge was coming from but you can never tell what will happen on the day!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lake Taupo Woodturning Jamboree 2010

Hi All,
Another great Jamboree has come and gone. We have had great feedback from quite a few participants which is great. There were forty five lathes this year, which was up on last year and it was great to see nearly all used.
I would like to thank Roger Maybe from the Hawke’s Bay club for bringing extra lathes.

It was great to see the competition tables with so many pieces on them, well up on last year. Lots of pieces made over the weekend were also added, which was great to see. Thanks to all who put pieces on the tables and to Rex Haslip for judging the tables.

On behalf of the club I would like to thank all who helped put the Jamboree on as it wouldn’t happen without your input. Setting up, organising the raffle prizes, catering and cleaning up at the end.

Looking forward to the next one and maybe I’ll get a bit more turning done!!!

See you all at the next one.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

"What's Eating You?"

Releaf XIII

Wood: Ancient Kauri (swamp kauri) and Jarrah
Length: 280mm (11”)
Width: 140mm (5-1/2")
Height: 90mm (3-1/2)
Finish: Rust, Haarlem oil then buffed

This is the first leaf with a couple of strips of Jarrah laminated through the piece of Kauri. I wasn't sure if it would work and line up with the grain when turned but it was very close and followed the curve of the grain. The vessel is about 3 to 4 mm thick with the top about 1.5mm where it is pierced.
The piece of Kauri had a couple of defects and decided to use them and make them look like the leaf had been eaten. I cut them out and added some rust, which worked quite well. What do you think?

C & C welcome

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Yew Vessel

Three-sided Yew vessel

Height: 90mm (3-1/2")
Diam: 75mm (2-2/4")
Finish: Haarlem oil and wax

This is another three-sided piece using multi axis, three top and three bottom plus the centre for the rounded form and turning the inside.
I haven't turned much yew and found this piece beautiful to turn. The fine grain works well with this small piece, one of the smallest pieces in this series.

C & C welcome.