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Project by bushmaster posted 03-05-2018 05:54 AM 1485 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bushmaster is back, just getting thawed out from an unusual winter, some cold days, mountains of snow and just having too much fun. When it gets down to minus 20 C. it is too cold to get the shop warmed up, the steel machines and concrete floor just take too much heat to warm up, My wood supply for the house is coming up short so been using wood I had for the shop. Have to do some economizing with the wood supply, had a hard time getting to it as we had 4 feet of snow, have never had that much in the 47 years. Even this morning it was minus 15 but warmed up to minus 4 C. But it is March so Weather should be getting basically warmer and the snow should melt, I really think we have enough now.

Oh yes enough winning, have enjoyed the times I have been in the shop, Spent time teaching a friend wood turning. Also did 3 plain bowls and a pepper grinder for gifts, forgot to take pictures though. Have made some more jigs relative to the bandsaw, will post them soon, came up with some great idea’s and different method to make bandsaw boxes. and a table that is about finished that transforms. So will post now at least every week.

Got some books on PYROGRAPHY and some of that special paper, tried to do a reflection in the white part of this birch bowl, I had it all figured out and still made a mistake, you may not notice it right away, look closely. With pyrography you only get one chance, so it is what it is. Couldn’t do the burning in the house so didn’t do allot of that.

My sawmill got snowed in so will have to wait till spring even to find the motor

All in all i has been an enjoyable winter, cross country skiing, and first year for snowshoes. great to get out and exercise in the cool air. Will spend the day out skiing tomorrow. Sounds like fun eh. come and join me. YOU CAN, take 5 minutes and out and come with me in snowshoe walk in a winter wonderland.

Hope all of you have had a great season, whether winter or summer.

Comments are appreciated, it will get my blood flowing again.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 03-05-2018 05:57 AM

Very nice bowl Brian….

I thought with that much snow and cold you might of had to burn all your wood pile to keep warm…
And YES this is Global Warming indeed; you freeze and we swelter.

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

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#2 posted 03-05-2018 06:55 AM


-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#3 posted 03-05-2018 07:06 AM

Nice art work in the bowl Brian! Love the snow, glad I don’t have to shovel it.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 03-05-2018 08:16 AM

Very nice. I’m a bit afraid of the technique but the results are great.


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#5 posted 03-05-2018 11:24 AM

Great looking piece.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 03-05-2018 12:31 PM

The good news is you made a beautiful bowl, the other good news is I’m not jealous, especialy of your snow, we had our share but far from yours, in term of quantity.
Same thing here at minus 15 I stay inside for the same reasons than yours, that s why I make smaller pieces.Have a nice day and keep warm.

-- andrek

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#7 posted 03-05-2018 12:38 PM

Nice work- both, pyrography and turned bowl.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 03-05-2018 01:02 PM

I love the concept – the bowl and pyrography, that is. I may try that!
I moved out of the snow belt years ago, now an inch is a lot for where I live, and that is fine with me!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#9 posted 03-05-2018 01:41 PM

Gorgeous bowl. Great job on the burning. You can send it my way but…...keep the snow.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 03-05-2018 02:33 PM

Nice work Brian. Glad you are into pyrography now. Next step is pyrography with colour. That birch wood is a joy to work with. Have fun!
The Bootman!

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

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#11 posted 03-05-2018 03:00 PM

The symmetry in your burn is amazing. It looks perfect. I’ll have to do some research and figure out how you did that on a curved surface. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#12 posted 03-05-2018 03:36 PM

Very attractive pyrography design. Wow, that is extremely cold. Hopefully you will get some warmer weather very soon.

-- Julian

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#13 posted 03-05-2018 04:02 PM

The symmetry in your burn is amazing. It looks perfect. I ll have to do some research and figure out how you did that on a curved surface. Well done.

- swirt

Its not perfect, I made a reverse image by using the pyro paper, made a copy and then traced the pattern on the other side, in the end I put the wrong side down, and did not get a mirror image. Oh well not that noticeable. Wish it was larger for the size of the bowl. One has to make cuts to the paper to have it stay relatively flat in the curved bowl. To do the pyro you balance your hand on the rim and extend the burning tool.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 03-05-2018 04:58 PM

GREAT JOB on the burning and the turning!

Just showing us mediocre players up AGAIN!

The snow is pretty YES: KEEP IT THOUGH!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#15 posted 03-05-2018 06:54 PM

Wonderful piece Brian, top work on the reflection. hope it warms up for you soon
well done DT3 :)

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

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