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Project by MidgardWarrior posted 06-23-2011 09:57 PM 800 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On Tuesday (21 June 2011) I was privileged to spend the day with a renowned South African Turner, Dave Stephenson. You can see some of his work in Div’s blog here. He showed me the basics of bowl turning and gave me many good tips and pointers as well. Dave is an amazing guy and I am truly grateful for the time he gave me.

The bowl measures 90mm (3-1/2 in.) diameter and 53mm (2-1/16 in.) hight. It was turned out of a piece of Kiaat burl (Pterocarpus angolensis) which is a local wood of Southern Africa. It was finished with shellac.

-- Rian Meier - George, South Africa





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#1 posted 06-23-2011 10:05 PM

Thats really sweet I love the shape and design wonderful you clearly have a talent for wood /bowl turning.Kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 06-23-2011 10:08 PM

Thanks Alistair. We decided to keep the walls thicker to accentuate the grain of the burl. I think it was much easier to have someone there to guide me. I really enjoyed it and now need to get my hands on some blanks.

-- Rian Meier - George, South Africa

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#3 posted 06-23-2011 10:15 PM

You just keep turning I wait and watch with enthusiasm your buddy Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 06-24-2011 03:33 AM

Very Beautiful! Great work! Keep on turning, you have talent!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#5 posted 06-26-2011 04:26 PM

Very nice, love the color of that wood.Keep turning!

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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