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Project by Mark Wilson posted 07-17-2015 08:40 AM 1023 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Eucalyptus and has a Lid/Finial Structure made of Quina. The appearance of this Piece is such that, as I intended, the “bowl” of the Thing seems to form a Funnel passing through the Wing. The top of the Quina Finial mimics this treatment in that the top-most element seems to poke through the Ring at the very top.

-- Mark





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 07-17-2015 08:49 AM

Oh So COOL,
I think you achieved your objective.
Great looking piece.

Thanks for sharing.
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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#2 posted 07-17-2015 09:05 AM

You think so, Bob? Thanks.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 07-17-2015 10:26 AM

You make amaizing sculptures on your lathe.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-17-2015 04:56 PM

Mark, these are all beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 07-17-2015 07:59 PM

You’re on a roll with this series Mark, do you turn them rectangular or do you cut to shape after turning?
cheers
Pete

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

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Mark Wilson

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#6 posted 07-17-2015 10:21 PM

Ivan, I just Buddied you. (You’re my first Croatian – I have a neighbor, two doors down, who’s from Dalmatia). Thanks for the compliment. Looking through your Gallery, I can tell you adore your kids. All your work befits a family man.
Thank you, Charles.
Pete, it’s a stick (literal stick or milled piece, mounted on a wormscrew in what’ll be the bowl. Spins like a propeller – Rule #1: Don’t get blood on the wood – and becomes more propeller-like as you progress. Make cove-ing cuts to shape the underside and form a plinth. (I can’t believe I’m explaining this to you – I’ve seen your work, you’re so far above me, it’s ridiculous.) Once the underside is as you like, you mount it on the plinth and shape the top (those corners coming round really do want to chip off), form a bowl in the center with a rebate for a lid, and where you can turn it around, mounted on expanded pin jaws again to finish the bottom. Then, it’s just a matter of making a lid and a finial. See: http://www.timberly.co.nz/Gallery/Winged%20Vessels# for some absolutely bewildering work in this line. Some of his pieces seem to be separate bowls fitted into the wings. This stuff will amaze you, I’m sure. Key to the technique is sharp tools and a very light touch. And, keeping you fingers clear of the propeller (see Rule One.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 07-18-2015 12:18 AM

You got some nice curves on this one Mark, real nice. Pete really needs your how to do instructions above might get him to do another Manta Ray project.

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

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#8 posted 07-18-2015 02:46 AM

Mark, The reason I asked was some guys turn a square piece & then cut the waste of to produce the wing effect, (shttp://lumberjocks.com/projects/42000 this is a link to one I did a few years ago, there is a pick of the piece on the lathe.
The other trick is to do your finishing cuts with a skew, there’s a challenge for you, it saves a lot of sanding, steady hand & breath easy & turn the revs way up high till it whistles
Cheers
Pete

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

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Mark Wilson

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#9 posted 07-18-2015 06:27 AM

Yeah, Pete, the skew works wonders, when I do it right (convex surfaces, of course).
Thanks, Bob.

-- Mark

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