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Before and After Piercing

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Project by Bob Collins posted 1228 days ago 1061 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Picture 1, 3 and 5 are the results of a bit of renovating and piercing to 2, 4 and 6.. They were some of my earlier atempts at turning done in the late 2009 and have been sitting in a box in the shed ever since. Coukd be a lot more ordinary projects being turned into ordinary projects with a lot of holes. Have a lot to learn about piercing but am already addicted to this form of wood working. I am never going to die wondering if I should have a go at different medias.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools





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ncdon

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#1 posted 1228 days ago

I never would have thought that a lot of little holes in a good looking piece would make it look better. But it sure does. Nice work. I’ve got to try this.

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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Mickey Cassiba

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#2 posted 1228 days ago

Hmm…I’m still trying to get things round and thin, and here you go, putting holes in ‘em. Way to raise the bar! Very nicely done sir!

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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branch

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#3 posted 1228 days ago

hi bob you have don a very nice job on those vase i love the effect you get with the removing and piercing
the are all works of art
must try and do some of whose some day if you don’t mind

branch

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amagineer

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#4 posted 1228 days ago

Bob: I have done a few bowls but yours is in another league. Super! When you say you pierce the wood, how and what do you pierce the wood with.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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sedcokid

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#5 posted 1228 days ago

Nicely done, I’m thinking you are going from a turner to an artist… Very Nice!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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peteg

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#6 posted 1228 days ago

Nice to see that new toy getting a work out Bob, like the before & after shots, very well done,you are going to have to pace yurself or u might get “Burn out” :)))
Hey Bob I am starting to get my head around an Arbotech mini carver pick up a feee CD from Carbe tech (just got to figure how to sneak it out to the shed “unnoticed”)

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

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 1227 days ago

Why not try it Branch, I think we all should try something new even if we stuff up a couple on the way.
Don, I am only starting out on this, I use a Dremel and carbide burrs before I discovered I had these stored away in the shed. Used a fine one to do the starter holes and then a thicker one to join them. These mini burrs are available on line, ebay and www.drillcity.com have them. I have lots to learn, hope someone on here can point us in the right direction. So you have a carbaec Pete hope ou get it the shed OK, the new toy has more power than the old one. Thanks all for the comments, why not try it and have some fun.
These are ther mini burrs, have order a new lot from the States.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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ncdon

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#8 posted 1227 days ago

Bob, I’m wondering about the leaf pattern you have on the second vase? I guess you free handed the design?
What tools did you use? What finish and how was it applied? Now you’ve got me going. Thanks

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 1227 days ago

Don, Leaves were done free hands, just made sure they all fitted evenly. Once again the faithful Dremel and Carbide burrs and the lines were burnt on. As for finish on the leaves, you got me, bare wood at that time, thinkiing of either using dye or paint to make them an Autumn color. Glad to read you are going to have a go at carving on your turnings, keeps things interesting and adds to the fun.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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