Black Manta Ray

  • Advertise with us
Project by Keith Hastings posted 02-14-2019 10:19 PM 637 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Black Manta Ray turned from Macrocarpa in one piece 200 mm across the flats x 80 mm high.

Comments welcome.

-- Keith

20 comments so far

View lew's profile


12660 posts in 4083 days

#1 posted 02-14-2019 10:22 PM


Did you use dye to blacken it?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Keith Hastings's profile

Keith Hastings

129 posts in 146 days

#2 posted 02-14-2019 10:29 PM

Lew….I used black paint.

-- Keith

View pottz's profile


4683 posts in 1312 days

#3 posted 02-14-2019 10:48 PM

love how the inner bowl contrasts with the black base very striking.nice work keith.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View James E McIntyre's profile

James E McIntyre

307 posts in 1620 days

#4 posted 02-15-2019 12:58 AM

A fine work of art! What color did you use to get the wonderful black color on the base?
I noticed that my mates from your part of the globe call wood tember.
That’s a word we yell here in the US when we cut down a tree.
Is Macrocarpa a local timber? See I’m now speeking down under also.

-- James E McIntyre

View Richard's profile


11274 posts in 3361 days

#5 posted 02-15-2019 01:52 AM

Very Nice Project & Very Well Done Keith!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

View Julian's profile


1463 posts in 3018 days

#6 posted 02-15-2019 03:16 AM

Fantastic job. The black paint is a very good accent.

-- Julian

View BobWemm's profile


2663 posts in 2254 days

#7 posted 02-15-2019 05:43 AM

Bloody Beautiful Mate,
I started one of these about 6 years ago and it is still only half done. The tooth fairy is not cooperating. LOL
Great job.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

View Keith Hastings's profile

Keith Hastings

129 posts in 146 days

#8 posted 02-15-2019 08:29 AM

James….Macrocarpa is a common timber here its more common name is Monterey Cypress which you may refer to it as in your country. We also yell timber here when chopping down a tree.

-- Keith

View Brit's profile


7670 posts in 3170 days

#9 posted 02-15-2019 12:32 PM

Great choice of wood and finish and I really like the design too. Excellent work!

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

View oldrivers's profile


1637 posts in 1894 days

#10 posted 02-15-2019 12:55 PM

A Beautiful unique Black Manta Ray tray. Excellent work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

View mcoyfrog's profile


4754 posts in 3922 days

#11 posted 02-15-2019 02:28 PM

Beautiful, elegant, Love it!!! and gratz on D3

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View majuvla's profile


14164 posts in 3195 days

#12 posted 02-15-2019 03:18 PM

Excellent turning. This is true work of art indeed! Colours are just astonish!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View lew's profile


12660 posts in 4083 days

#13 posted 02-15-2019 04:05 PM

Lew….I used black paint.

- Keith Hastings


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

22314 posts in 3433 days

#14 posted 02-15-2019 07:30 PM

Cool bowl!!


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

View Tooch's profile


1930 posts in 2204 days

#15 posted 02-15-2019 08:15 PM

Super nice bowl and i love the contrast in colors!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

showing 1 through 15 of 20 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics