Some more recently finished pieces.

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Project by BobWemm posted 08-17-2016 08:34 AM 911 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first winged piece is “Bauhinnia”, next three are Tasmanian Blackheart Sassafras, and the last one is Tasmanian Blackwood.
They are all sanded to 400 grit and sprayed with Krylon Clear Varnish. I haven’t figured a way to friction Polish these square and odd shapes, so out comes the spray can.
Thanks for looking and I hope you like them.
C & C Welcome as usual.


-- 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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#1 posted 08-17-2016 08:52 AM

Like these Bob, nice shapes and finish on all of them. I go along with the spray can when those corners are flying around. Sassafras always comes up well.

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

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#2 posted 08-17-2016 10:00 AM

Hello there Bob,

I friction polished using an angle grinder, lambswool mop and ubeaut shellawax on the T&G Blackbutt table top I made.

No doubt if you get a mop from Supa Cheap Auto and a drill you may be able to achieve some thing similar.

Mind you nothing beats the convienence and results of a spray can at times.

Nice looking pieces you have there, I will have to go track down a supplier of Tasmanian Blackheart Sassafras.
All I have are a few planks of Tassie Blackwood.

I am keen to give the Krylon Clear Varnish a run as well if it produces results as fine as yours.

Where are you getting your Krylon products from please?

I see they have camouflague paint as well !!

-- Regards Robert

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 08-17-2016 10:26 AM

You’ve been busy! These are all really nice Bob! I’ll pic a favorite here… middle left my choice, love the grain!

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

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#4 posted 08-17-2016 01:17 PM

Pic #3 is my absolute favorite love the grain and colour and the shape you gave it but they are all nice .
I wish we had wood like that growing here .


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 08-17-2016 01:45 PM

super wood and unique pieces,well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 08-17-2016 03:14 PM

Nice going , Bob. Those are some pretty and unique shapes!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 08-17-2016 09:22 PM

Great collection Bob, this is a good example of using or making the most of the timber as it presents to you.

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

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#8 posted 08-18-2016 01:39 AM

Beautiful, Bob! I love the square bowls and the one in the third image is my favorite, also. How deep/wide are they? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 08-18-2016 08:17 AM

Hi Candy,
The last two are approx. 6inch squares and the middle two are approx. 8inch squares.
No.3 is 1.5inches tall and the other 3 are 1inch tall.


-- 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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#10 posted 08-18-2016 06:16 PM

Those turned out great Bob. I like the second one best. I agree with the spray can deal.

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

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#11 posted 08-21-2016 01:35 AM

Nice job!

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