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Casuarina "Sheoak" Platter and Bowl

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Project by BobWemm posted 05-28-2015 06:41 AM 1093 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a little while since I posted anything here but have finally got these two finished.
The platter is 10.75in x 1.75in and the bowl is 7in x 2in.
Both are sanded to 400 and polished with Shellawax Glow friction polish.
The grain Pattern in this wood is fabulous.
Hope you like them and thanks for looking.
C & C welcome.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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robscastle

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#1 posted 05-28-2015 07:16 AM

Hello Bob,

Both look spectaluar
The Grain Pattern, can only agree!

For a sand of only 400 grit (minimum manufacturers recommendations) you have worked your magic with the Shellawax Glow finish.

Just out of interest have you tried 400+ to 1200 to see if there is any discernable difference in finish, and considering the extra amount of work as an offset ?

I liked them and I enjoyed looking

-- Regards Robert

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 05-28-2015 08:11 AM

Real nice Bob, your right about the grain pattern being great and you have done it proud with your finish. Thanks for showing your work is always enjoyable to look at.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 05-28-2015 08:22 AM



Hello Bob,

Both look spectaluar
The Grain Pattern, can only agree!

For a sand of only 400 grit (minimum manufacturers recommendations) you have worked your magic with the Shellawax Glow finish.

Just out of interest have you tried 400+ to 1200 to see if there is any discernable difference in finish, and considering the extra amount of work as an offset ?

I liked them and I enjoyed looking

- robscastle

No I haven’t Rob, but maybe I should and see what happens.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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SafferinOz

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#4 posted 05-28-2015 08:32 AM

Hi Bob,

That Sheoak is really is awesome! My favourite!

In WA we are privileged to have such a beautiful resource available to play with.

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#5 posted 05-28-2015 12:12 PM

Great looking work here Bob and yes, this is some very beautiful grain indeed! Love it!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 05-28-2015 12:21 PM

I like your selection of lumber. The Sheoak is nice looking and your style compliments it. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Todd Barrone

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#7 posted 05-28-2015 02:24 PM

Nice bowel I still want to try to make some myself, someday will get it done.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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JoeinDE

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#8 posted 05-28-2015 03:12 PM

Those turned out really nicely. Great job!

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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branch

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#9 posted 05-28-2015 06:50 PM

hi bob the grain pattern is fantastic it really jumps out at you
i love it you did a great job turning these two pieces of art
i would love to get my hands on some off that wood

branch

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peteg

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#10 posted 05-28-2015 09:36 PM

Lovely turning Bob, my SIL has a nice stand of Sheoak on his block but he’s always around while I’m there & I can’t find his chainsaw :) great finish.

BTW Bob, have you / do you use U Beaut EEE ultra shine which will take you thru 600 grit to about 3000+ in one hit (it’s a good Aussie product as well )

Well done mate
Cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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bobasaurus

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#11 posted 05-28-2015 09:43 PM

That is a really nice turning, and the grain is amazing. Wish I had some of the Aussie timbers available here in Colorado.

-- Allen, Colorado

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BobWemm

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#12 posted 05-28-2015 11:53 PM

Thanks for the kind words Guys, that Sheoak is such a beautiful timber.

Pete, I’ve had a jar of EEE since I first started playing with wood, and it is still unopened. I really must use it/try it.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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peteg

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#13 posted 05-29-2015 12:14 AM

Hey Bob, if I do use EEE I usually sand to about 400, then I seal with Zinsser shellac spray then get stuck in with the EEE, clean it with a fresh rag then a coat of U beaut wax.
Must admit though these days I tend to sand more with oil then wash back with white spirits, I find the slurry seems to get a great finish on most timbers
cheers mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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robscastle

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#14 posted 05-29-2015 08:32 AM

Well Bob your post has certaily drawn a lot of comments.

I will have to follow up on the U Beaut EEE ultra shine mentioned as well.

You never know what you are going to learn about an LJ’s!!

-- Regards Robert

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Rockbuster

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#15 posted 05-29-2015 11:21 AM

I certainly have to apologize for not commenting on these two fine projects earlier Bob My lumberjocks notifier is not working again, and I would have missed it altogether if it had not been for your e-mail. I seem to be having some issues with this site lately. Your choice of woods and finish look flawless. Your photography is improving also, I like the sneaky way you got the projects to blend in with the leaf design of the table cover, pretty clever. Congratulations on the Daily Top Three also.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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