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Project by peteg posted 1170 days ago 1514 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up a second hand Archer power carver & had to have a play.
This is a piece of our NZ Pohutukawa, the rim has been burnt & carved gaps between alternate pettens.(coloured burgandy)
The side recess has 4 Celtic knots carved, burnt & the untouched infills coloured burgandy also for a bit of contrast.
I almost didn’t post this one as it is realy just a bit of fun & mucking about with new toys.
It has been parafin oil sanded & lacquer sprayed.
Please pass any comments good or bad

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

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#1 posted 1170 days ago

Ah, Pete, that one is wonderful. Your oil sanding and lacquer finish is in high contrast to the burned edge treatment. If only it weren’t for the hole! But some people love those holes. Very nice job!


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#2 posted 1170 days ago

Yes Barbs, that hole just seemed to get bigger as I went,& this was one of the main reasons for deciding to “have a play” as it was firewood next stop.
firgit the dimensions it is aboyt 7 1/2” x 3 1/2” deep

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

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#3 posted 1170 days ago

If this is your usual attempt at something new; then I can see many nice things taking form in your shop.
In fact, this one looks pretty darn good.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 1170 days ago

Pete, that is just beautiful.

The contrast of the rim with the center of the bowl is just striking. I got some learnin’ to do.

Thanks for playing,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 1170 days ago

Beautiful turning, I love the burnt edge and the hole, both are part of wood properties.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 1170 days ago

Nice Pete.

Who knew that Pohutukawa could have wood that rivals the beauty of its blossoms. You are having just way too much fun. Keep it up and keep showing us your lovely creations.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#7 posted 1170 days ago

Very nice job. Haven’t seen this wood before. It’s beautiful and your finish is top notch.

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#8 posted 1169 days ago


-- christopheralan

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#9 posted 1169 days ago

Wow, this is Gorgeous!!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 1169 days ago

This is one of the more humbling aspects of being a lumberjock; when someone posts a piece that they’re playing with that resembles art.


Well, it’s pretty firewood ;-).

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#11 posted 1169 days ago

Yeah Pete, total fire-wood. Send it over to me and I’ll burn it for you!!

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#12 posted 1169 days ago

Nice one Pete, great result from playing with your new toy. LIke that wood and your finish. Look forward to seeing more of your playing around.

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

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#13 posted 1169 days ago

I like that. You get some interesting wood there. Nice work!

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#14 posted 1169 days ago

Pet that is beautiful!! I hope someday my “mucking about” looks that fantastic! Love the finish. How do you do that?

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#15 posted 1169 days ago

Pete the contrast and finish of your art is outstanding.Just love the wood grain pattern.Nice project!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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