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Project by diggerdelaney posted 07-01-2015 11:47 AM 766 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first is a Spalted Hornbeam and measures 6” X 2 3/4” . This also gained a 3rd place in a competition.
Turned with a bowl gauge and scraper to finish. Chucking point removed after reversing to leave a slight foot to raise the bowl a little.
Sanded from 240grit down to 600grit then 5 coats of hard wax oil left to dry for 1 week then buffed to a gloss with the chestnut buffing system.
Tried to keep the shape simple to show the grain.
The second a segmented pen for a competition to make a segmented pen, this was my entry that took first place which I did not think was to bad as I had never done segmented work to this scale before or even on a pen. And like on here I left it until the last moment and from selecting the wood and pen kit until posting the pictures took 2 1/2 days including all the cutting of the blank staining the cherry wood, glue drying, turning and finishing.
Anyway here it is the kit is a zeta pen which is slightly smaller than a sierra pen. the woods used are beech and cherry veneer which was stained purple to contrast better with the beech.
And the last is from a blank I had sitting in the wood shed for some time, anyway thought I would have a go at turning it.
This measures 13” across and is 2” deep and as the title is from Oak which was hard many trips to the grinder even after attacking it with a carbide tool.
Sanded to 600grit and finished with Cellulose sander sealer and the on to the wheeled buffing system.

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#1 posted 07-02-2015 02:06 AM

Congratulations Derek, They are all beautiful and well finished.
Thank you for sharing with us.


-- 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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#2 posted 07-03-2015 09:50 PM

Top work as usual Derek, that pen is a killer

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

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