A couple of wainey edge bits

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Project by peteg posted 12-18-2010 06:39 AM 2074 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple of bits I never got around to finishing quite a while ago they had only been sealed.

First 3 pic’s are a piece of my Blackwood, bit of a funny shape & I didn’t realy know what to do with it so just let it happen !!. I ti s about 12’’ x 8” x ?

Next 3 are a piece of Pear that was given to me, it “checked” a bit here n there but came up ok
(about 11” x 9’‘)

Managed to keep most of the bark on both ( with a little CA help)

Both sealed cut back & mop polished

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

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#1 posted 12-18-2010 07:06 AM

Nice work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 12-18-2010 07:29 AM

Those a real pretty. Nice job! Absolutely, love ‘em. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 12-18-2010 01:33 PM

Love these! Are they carved?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 12-18-2010 01:46 PM

I bet he didn’t carve the pear with a pocket knife? LOL Beautiful work, makes me want to go out in my unheated shop and sand fast enough to stay warm. But, I’ll sit here where it’s warm, drink my coffee and plan which equipment I am going to move into my heated shop to work with today. I’ve got a couple of gunstock blanks to glue up and while the glue is drying, I’m going to get a few pear slabs ready to make into tables and benches.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 12-18-2010 02:19 PM

Nice, very nice.
Bringing out the beauty of the wood.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 12-18-2010 02:42 PM

Fantastic shaping Pete. You really know how to accentuate the beauty in a piece of wood. Great work.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#7 posted 12-18-2010 03:12 PM

Very nice bowls Pete, the foot print reminds me I have six months till summer in the northern regions.
I do like the face cut bowls with the natural edge.

-- Mel,

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#8 posted 12-18-2010 03:56 PM

very awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 12-18-2010 05:52 PM

Great bowls Pete!! I love the shape of both of’em..

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 12-18-2010 11:11 PM

Thanks all for your kind comments.
Kelly & Hal, no they aren’t carved, they are turned, in fact I got a bit carried away with the blackwood piece and went a bit thin, if you hold it to the light it is sort of transparent in the bottom
Merry Christmas all

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

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#11 posted 12-19-2010 06:32 AM


That’s some incredible turning. It really shows off the beautiful wood.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#12 posted 12-19-2010 08:48 AM

Wow, Pete you leave a comment on my duck calls in regards to their craftsmanship…let me just say it is not comparable to yours so obviously displayed here in this bowl.

“What a piece?” Intriguing piece. Great job my man! You mush have a rather large swing over your lathe bed or either you are working off of a swiveling headstock?

Either way, you have certainly got the process mastered.


-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#13 posted 01-02-2011 08:26 AM

You have an eye and an obvious tallent for bringing out the beauty in wood. thanks for the post.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#14 posted 12-19-2013 06:12 AM

Beautiful wood, and awesome work Pete. I just can’t figure out how you chucked it.

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#15 posted 10-03-2015 06:49 AM

I, too, noticed the footprint. Innit wonderful to go outdoors on a rainy day, barefoot? I noticed the wood, too. It’s lovely.

-- Mark

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