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post #1 of 21 Old 12-05-2011, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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A couple of Christmas presents

A Camphor Laurel 7x5" and a Queensland Maple 10x2" all finished with DO
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They are both beautiful but that Champhor Laurel is an eye popper.
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Awesome work! I hope I'm on your Christmas list.......the Camphor will work for me....LOL

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Those are really nice. The maple has great grain but the Camphor laurel is outstanding. How did you do it?










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Beautiful work Hughie,
I too was wondering about the camphor bowl. Did you carve the outside by hand, or is that some kind of machine work? Also, did it have the very strong camphor smell while turning?
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Wow. I don't do any turnings. And that bowl with the twist is awesome. I've never seen a bowl like that. How do you do them. Very unique. Good job.

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My but that camphor piece is astounding. Should bring some warm compliments from the intended giftee.
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That Camphor is exquisite. Beautiful work.
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Ditto, that vessel is museum quality work. Simply perfect.
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Very nice job on them. Love the bowl and the design on it.

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Awsome job! That camphor bowl calls for a how-to tutorial . Must be a very special person to recieve such a gift.
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Camphor Laurel
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Hey Santa
I've been good this year
Send me a PM and I'll give you my address to send me one of each.....

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Well done!

Tutorial, please...

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Oooh, aaah ... eye-popping work

(and does "DO" = Danish oil? If so, how did you get the high-gloss finish?)

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Simply oustanding wood and turning love both!
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Outstanding work!, really beautiful.

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generous comments by my peers, thanks

Well your all very generous with your comments, thanks guys.

Tutorial,aka WIP. Seeing its finished its a bit hard, although I am looking at doing one similar in Red Mallee burl. I think have some buried in the wood heap.

Laying out if fairly simple, its done off the idexing system on the lathe and I scribed the arcs with a pencil and compass, all very low tech. Cut the initial grooves with Vee Gouge, a left over from my very early carving days. Its been 40+ years since I did any meaning full carving.
Finished off by sanding CL, very soft so it responds rapidly to sanding, then 4 coats of DO homemade brew, nothing special and gave it a light buff too finish.
Sounds easy, it is, just requires time and patience plus a steady hand in the beginning.
I am sure any of you guys could do it with a short watch and see session.

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I think both are amazing. I have got a lot to learn. Please, please think about posting some how to's for us beginners.

Thank you for sharing.
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Great work. Anyone would be tickled to get those on Christmas.

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
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