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Project by BobWemm posted 11-05-2015 06:53 AM 1356 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this piece of root on a Farmers Dump, unfortunately I have no idea what it is, apart from being very pretty
The piece is approx. 9inches wide and about 2 inches tall. Sanded to 400 and sealed, then spray painted with Krylon Clear Varnish.

There are lots and lots of voids so the turning process got very exciting at a few places.

Hope you like it 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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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 11-05-2015 07:07 AM

I like it, Bob. I like it a lot. But shame on you for only posting two photos.
It’s pieces like this that give the lie to the notion that anything that’s cracked, punky, whacky, ect., should be discarded because it’s “too dangerous”.

-- Mark

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Colin

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#2 posted 11-05-2015 07:14 AM

Nice bowl Bob – looks mahoganyish to me (mahog in Aus??!!)

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 11-05-2015 07:51 AM

A nice find Bob, great piece of turning and your finish has brought the grain out beautifully. Be interesting to know what the wood is.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 11-05-2015 08:08 AM

Colin, there is a red mahogany in Northern Australia, but this is definitely not that species. I wish I knew also.

Bob, I have a feeling that it may be a Grevillea or Hakea, that wood brings my rashs out.

Mark, it was like your Winged Bowl, pretty scary, actually I did take an underside photo but it didn’t work, sorry.

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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#5 posted 11-05-2015 08:51 AM

Nice find.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 11-05-2015 08:58 AM

Nice work Bob, it does look good and a credit to your skills.

Its a bit hard to see just what you have produced as four of the pictures are missing, or I cannot get them to open!!

I will check back later and see if they work.

-- Regards Rob

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BobWemm

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#7 posted 11-05-2015 11:44 AM

Rob and Mark,
I hope these work, sorry I can only manage 4 this time.

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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#8 posted 11-05-2015 11:45 AM

That is a very beautiful piece, Bob. You sure kept it together well.
The root almost has the appearance of burl. Maybe the wood grows the same in those two situations!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 11-05-2015 01:13 PM

Bob well done. That was not an easy turn. Great job

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woodshaver Tony C

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#10 posted 11-05-2015 01:15 PM

A nice find Bob, the wood is beautiful. I wonder if the farmer would know the species of the wood.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 11-05-2015 02:12 PM

This is an advanced turners project, not for the weak at heart. Beautiful finish and well done my friend.

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

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 11-05-2015 02:43 PM

It’s a wonderful piece of wood and you did a fine job of bringing out it’s beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#13 posted 11-05-2015 06:35 PM

Hats of to you Bob, that’s a tricky piece of timber to deal to, looks like it would as hard as s..t :)
cheers mate
pete

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

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JoeinGa

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#14 posted 11-05-2015 09:50 PM

The first pix you posted make it look just flat across the top. but the 2nd two pix you posted of the bottom makes me think it’s a bowl.
Either way, it certainly is a beauty. How deep (or thick) is it?

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BobWemm

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#15 posted 11-05-2015 11:39 PM



The first pix you posted make it look just flat across the top. but the 2nd two pix you posted of the bottom makes me think it s a bowl.
Either way, it certainly is a beauty. How deep (or thick) is it?

- JoeinGa

Joe, it is 2 inches high and the walls are approx. 3/8” thick. It is a bowl that doesn’t hold very much.

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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