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Project by peteg posted 03-21-2011 03:27 AM 1257 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Continuing my fasination with Pacific tribal symbols, this is a simple (Soloman Island) Mahogany bowl with the symbols burnt in, the rim has been treated the same. The burnt areas are “washed” with Acetone to clean any residue ash etc.
With the bottom I have used a texturing tool and filled it with black wax cleaned of, & then washed with a finishing oil. It was given wet sanding with Danish oil wiped clean and sprayed with satin poly’ to seal, denibed & EEE cut & polished. Size is 230mm Sq x 45mm deep
It has been deliberately turned “heavy” in typical Island style for utility ware
Any comments would be appreciated, thanks for looking

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





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Maclegno

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#1 posted 03-21-2011 03:39 AM

Extremely elegant lines,
Gerard

PS why did you engrave ‘Mahogany’ on the base?

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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dustinkester

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#2 posted 03-21-2011 04:02 AM

Turned out really nice, thanks for sharing. What does the symbol on each corner mean?

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#3 posted 03-21-2011 04:04 AM

Another beautiful turning Pete. I have always liked liked the iridescence of mahogany, though sometimes the grains is unremarkable. I think you did a good job with the hollowing out of the bowl, it almost looks like Jupiter with the little spot that resembles the red storm on the planet. I think the textured ring on the bottom is a very nice touch.
I wonder though if I made one I would put a sharper point on the corners. But I am just day dreaming. I really need to get some quality lathe time.

-- Mel,

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bobkberg

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#4 posted 03-21-2011 04:06 AM

Beautiful and Elegant!!!!

-- Bob www.singularengineering.com - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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fjdavid

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#5 posted 03-21-2011 04:07 AM

very nice thanks for sharing. I really like the simple lines of the turning with the added burning.

-- Frank, http://www.FDWorkshop.net or http://www.etsy.com/shop/FDWorkshop

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sedcokid

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#6 posted 03-21-2011 04:30 AM

Now this is a very nice piece, a job well done and your carving is beautiful.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 03-21-2011 05:43 AM

Just gorgeous. I love the clean and smooth design with the burned wood.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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#8 posted 03-21-2011 07:42 AM

Another winner Pete, When do we get to see Tangaroa?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#9 posted 03-21-2011 09:21 AM

Square turning ! Cool.

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#10 posted 03-21-2011 01:07 PM

Clean simple and well executed…......... well done Pete.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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hairy

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#11 posted 03-21-2011 03:09 PM

Good one, Pete! I have read that chatter was for end grain. You have done well.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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peteg

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#12 posted 03-21-2011 10:01 PM

Thanks everybody,
Mack, I generally note the type of timber on the bottom, most are given away as gifts to people who dont know timer types.
Dustin, well I was worried someone would ask as you hav, to be honest I have no idea what any of thes symbols mean, I am trying to do some research but boy there are conflicting ideas, so for now cant help. I just love some of the designs for what they are (to me that is)
Hairy, I use a texturing tool not a chatter tool, I believe there is a difference?

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

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Trillium

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#13 posted 03-22-2011 09:04 PM

Ha! Who still says that if you turn something it has to be round????? I love it!

-- Lou

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Roz

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#14 posted 03-23-2011 05:16 AM

Another fine result! Thanks for the finishing details. All your posted projects are beautiful.

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

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#15 posted 03-26-2011 04:23 AM

Hey Pete, your work is truly elegant. Like all of your other fellow native craftsmen, you excel at creating beautiful works of art from wood.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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