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Project by peteg posted 09-22-2013 12:21 AM 933 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a couple of simple little dishes with lids.
They are turned from a piece of real gummy Ancient Kauri, it’s a bit like turning resin, when it comes to sanding you get about one pass then your paper is clogged with gum.
You can friction polish the finished piece with just a bit of old towelling which heats the gum just great & produces a real nice smooth finish.
These little guys are only about 3” in dia’
This stuff is very hard to find.

Any comments welcome

Pete

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





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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 09-22-2013 12:29 AM

Beautiful blank and beautiful lidded bowls as classical wood turning from master turner.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 09-22-2013 12:50 AM

They sure are nice Pete, that blank looks real interesting and the resin gives a great finish.

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

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#3 posted 09-22-2013 12:57 AM

Great job, nice job.

-- Dale, Ohio

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MShort

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#4 posted 09-22-2013 12:57 AM

That is some really beautiful wood. I like both boxes but the one that is rounded more at the bottom keeps catching my eye. Excellent work as always. Thanks for sharing the pics.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 09-22-2013 02:05 AM

Very sweet lidded dishes, Pete. For a finish, did you just use friction of a cloth or was something else applied?
I was given a 1 1/2” square piece of Kauri that I make an awl out of. I still have about a foot of it somewhere. Great looking wood!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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wooded

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#6 posted 09-22-2013 02:52 AM

2 thumbs up from here Pete!.........;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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kiefer

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#7 posted 09-22-2013 03:01 AM

That large one in the last pic is my favorite, just love the grain and colour .
Now if I had a chuck of this Kauri I would slice it into veneer and stretch it as far as I can , just beautiful grain and colour .
Thanks for the teasing post .

-- Kiefer 松

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peteg

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#8 posted 09-22-2013 03:24 AM

Thanks for your kind comments, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kauri_gum
Jim this is not like your ordinary Kauri, very unusual to get it with the resin / gum running thru like this, yep simply friction polished using the impregnated gum, (you can use a little BLO to lube the rag if you want)
The gum was used for many things including making Varnish.
Pete

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kauri_gum

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

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#9 posted 09-22-2013 05:09 AM

Wow. Beautiful use of the wood.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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michelletwo

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#10 posted 09-22-2013 09:18 AM

sweet little vessels..the wood is grand.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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SPalm

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#11 posted 09-22-2013 12:42 PM

Hey Pete,
Once again you don’t fail to impress.

Very nice,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Roger

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#12 posted 09-22-2013 12:45 PM

Those are very spectacular

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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hairy

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#13 posted 09-22-2013 01:54 PM

I like when a nice design lets the wood do the talking. Nice work,Pete!

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

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TurnTurnTurn

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#14 posted 09-22-2013 02:57 PM

Beautiful work!!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#15 posted 09-25-2013 03:24 PM

Exquisite little bowls! The wood is very rich and the finish is flawless. Great work!

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