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Hello All. This is one of a few turnings I did a while back
From L – R Meranti 515mm H x 70mm dia, Jacaranda textured 400mmHx 55mm dia,
Meranti scorhed and textured 450mmH x 70mm dia, Jacaranda stained 300mm x 80mm dia, Jacaranda Scorched and textured 350mm H x 95mm dia
Each piece has a earth magnet in the bottom. This holds them steady while on display. The display stand has a metal plate under a veneer layer.
Texturing done with a abortech
Finish clear catalyst based varnish
The groves in some were done with apiece of a power hacksaw blade held on its side
All comments good or bad welcome
Regards Roger in SA

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#1 posted 1727 days ago

First very nice. Love the wood, but what the heck is a “meer cat”. Are there meer dogs? LOL

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#2 posted 1727 days ago

Appropriately named. Very unique and elegant. I really like the various textures and colors you achieved with your techniques. This shape would make beautiful bud vases too.

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#3 posted 1727 days ago

Bravo I like them,also jacaranda is nice to turn no? see my album Im turning some every day to finnish the stock(it will crack otherwise)also this jacaranda is better to turn wet ,dry is too hard and has some imposibles grains to get rid of in side grain turning,most of my vases are in end grain,keep up the good work

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#4 posted 1727 days ago

Very cool and funny. Those would make great handles for my chisles.

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#5 posted 1727 days ago

Hi all thanks for the kind comments

Regards roger in SA

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#6 posted 1727 days ago

Cool turnings I like them.

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#7 posted 1727 days ago

and it is brilliant how you did the magnets/table for stability…

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#8 posted 1671 days ago

Hi Roger,
I like these, they stand alone with or without the Meer Cat reference. May I suggest that you work on your photo booth. I can help, or I can invite you to join the World of Woodturner’s website, where you’ll learn many things photographically related, as well as being exposed to other woodturner’s marvelous work.

-- Somewhere out there in the woodpile is what I seek...

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#9 posted 588 days ago

I’m only 1139 days late to this party!! Adore these tall forms.

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