Playing with new toys

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Project by peteg posted 05-16-2011 12:58 AM 1980 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 05-16-2011 01:07 AM

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 05-16-2011 01:24 AM

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 05-16-2011 01:38 AM

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 05-16-2011 01:39 AM

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 05-16-2011 01:45 AM

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 05-16-2011 02:36 AM

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 fibreglass trees.

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#7 posted 05-16-2011 04:06 AM

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 05-16-2011 04:27 AM


-- christopheralan

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#9 posted 05-16-2011 05:02 AM

Wow, this is Gorgeous!!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 05-16-2011 05:35 AM

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 05-16-2011 08:44 AM

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 05-16-2011 12:06 PM

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. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#13 posted 05-16-2011 03:06 PM

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

-- My reality check bounced...

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#14 posted 05-16-2011 04:02 PM

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 05-16-2011 11:20 PM

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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