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Project by bushmaster posted 12-03-2017 05:39 AM 542 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maybe second time is the charm, what ever that means, Last night I tried to post this project, it gave me message that Lumberjocks didn’t exist or something, when I went back I only had a couple pictures. I just went to bed. Try try again.. This was my story or adventure the second time around.

I had started this project the day before, (picture in last post). Got up early, used the mountain of shavings to start the fire and was soon toasty warm. I had completed the back the day before and just had to turn it around,

mount it on the chuck by the tenon. I have a chuck with large jaws so there is lots of wood to hold it securely.

The face side is 12 inches in diameter, chips where just a flying, but when I got to the other rim, the cutting force was too much and it decided to go into orbit, like Saturn with it outer band of rings. The sap would was a bit punky from being outside for several years. Back to the basics again, screw it to a faceplate again and relathe the bottom again, no trouble as I had lots of wood. That done, a more sensible approach was taken, use SUPPORT with the tail stock.

Moral of the story I guess, IS DO ALL YOU CAN TO STAY SAFE. Finishing it up was a breeze, and the outcome was what I set up to do, even though it is not finished yet.

I am posting this now as it may not survive the next step. The wide rim of this project was done so I could try out my new pyro machine. I have never done wood burning before, I have burned firewood for 40 years, but I don’t know if that counts. I have this concept only in my head to have holly and mistletoe design around the outside sitting in the center of the table with fruit and goodies around the outside. Most likely, wishfull thinking. Enjoy it now as it may end up in the firewood pile yet.

If all things fail I will just sit back and enjoy the scenery, at least I can’t mess that up.

EDITED Don’t know why but my last picture showed up at the beginning and the end, I tried editing and took the last one off. but the first one is still there, so I put a different one at the end so you wouldn’t be totally bored. I think I have lost my touch in posting, that has never happened before.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE NORTH POLE, stay tuned for more Christmas Specials

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 12-03-2017 05:41 AM

Pretty ’’out of Earth’’ shape and beautiful landscape.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-03-2017 05:44 AM

Cool piece Brian, very pretty BUT way too cold for me….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 12-03-2017 05:56 AM

Cool piece Brian, very pretty BUT way too cold for me….

- crowie

Just looks that way, temperature as been around 0 centigrade, just invigorating, great time in the year to work in the shop. Christmas is not Christmas without snow. I have never tried it, but some people use alcohol for antifreeze, They say it makes them feel warm. I am well adapted.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 12-03-2017 07:08 AM

Looking good so far Brian, hope the burning goes well. The snow is inviting, time to ski!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 12-03-2017 08:49 AM

As a dutchman in a flat surrounding I like that winter picture and…..............I also like that plate. Well done.


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#6 posted 12-03-2017 11:40 AM

Nice job and a pretty place to look upon while working.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 12-03-2017 01:10 PM

You did a very nice job on this piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#8 posted 12-03-2017 01:37 PM

This flying saucer is a fine center piece for holding your fruits and goodies. The outside scenery can be a great inspiration when working. Nice work.

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

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#9 posted 12-03-2017 04:59 PM

Nice turning! Waiting for the final decoration! I know it will be good!
The mountains bring back good memories!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#10 posted 12-03-2017 07:40 PM

Looks like it’s going to be a beauty Brian.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 12-03-2017 07:59 PM

Brian just showing the rest of us that he is PROJECT master, snow master and bushmaster all at the same time.

His usual very nice work.

With the differences in humidity his area probably feels warmer than the 40’s do here.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#12 posted 12-04-2017 01:11 AM

The scenery is definitely inspiring and your bowl is lovely! Have you decided on a design for the rim?

-- Joanne Sauvageau

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#13 posted 12-04-2017 01:59 AM

That’s a beauty, Brian!!

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

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