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Project by diggerdelaney posted 03-20-2019 01:48 PM 891 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from London Plane and finished on a buffing system burnt lines to add definition to bowl and rim as well as decoration to the foot.
Measures 8 1/2” X 2 1/4”

-- Derek, Kent, UK, https://www.facebook.com/DLWoodart/?ref=bookmarks





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#1 posted 03-20-2019 01:53 PM

Really nice desiign.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#2 posted 03-20-2019 01:57 PM

out standing, would like to try something like that. Interesting wood. never heard of it

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 03-20-2019 02:44 PM

Nice work! I really like the decorative rings. I just turned some London Plane for the first time as well, and I really enjoyed it. It’s some type of Sycamore hybrid from what I understand.

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#4 posted 03-20-2019 05:09 PM

That is really good looking. I like how the two burnt lines just touch.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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diggerdelaney

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#5 posted 03-20-2019 05:15 PM



That is really good looking. I like how the two burnt lines just touch.

- sras

Thank you There is a very small gap between the lines which does not show in the photo

-- Derek, Kent, UK, https://www.facebook.com/DLWoodart/?ref=bookmarks

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#6 posted 03-20-2019 05:50 PM

very nicely done. I really like it. Patent and hold onto that one..haven’t seen much of that kind floating around. I’ve used London Plane quite a bit in my calls but I must say it makes one heck of a bowl. Who knew?!!

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#7 posted 03-20-2019 06:28 PM

Beautiful turning and the wood looks great too. Does London really have it’s own variety of plane tree?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 03-20-2019 08:59 PM

Beautiful timber an top looking bowl Derek….10 out of 10!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#9 posted 03-20-2019 09:02 PM

Beautiful job digger. The rings on the top are very impressive. I’m fairly new to turning, so would you be willing to tell me how you burned the outside rings, and the bottom rings also? I made the wire tool to burn on handles and spindles and such, but no clue how to burn something flat. I’ve given it a lot of thought and can’t imagine what would work. The grain on your bowl is fantastic, I wish we had some of that here. Great job.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#10 posted 03-20-2019 09:26 PM



Beautiful job digger. The rings on the top are very impressive. I m fairly new to turning, so would you be willing to tell me how you burned the outside rings, and the bottom rings also? I made the wire tool to burn on handles and spindles and such, but no clue how to burn something flat. I ve given it a lot of thought and can t imagine what would work. The grain on your bowl is fantastic, I wish we had some of that here. Great job.

- farmerdude

I use a piece of Formica and hold it in a small groove that I made the friction did the burning. Even a piece of wood with a very thin edge will cause friction and brn lines

-- Derek, Kent, UK, https://www.facebook.com/DLWoodart/?ref=bookmarks

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#11 posted 03-21-2019 11:24 PM

Well that sounds easy enough, I’ll give it a try. Thanks for answering my question.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#12 posted 03-21-2019 11:44 PM

a very nice bowl Derek GREAT JOB :<)))) GRATZ DT3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#13 posted 03-22-2019 06:12 AM


Nice work! I really like the decorative rings. I just turned some London Plane for the first time as well, and I really enjoyed it. It s some type of Sycamore hybrid from what I understand.

- Kyle Nelson

First, to diggerdelaney. Very Nice work. A thing of artful beauty if ever there was one.

Kyle you are correct both Platanus occidentalis of the family Platanaceae / sycamore, and Platanus acerifolia (often misspelled as acerfolia) of the family Platanaceae / European plane are not only look alikes, but also of the same genus.

Adding confusion are the Lacewood, and Leopardwood, which share that quaky grain when QS, but are also different woods.

For those who like to read, while looking at really beautiful wood. I invite you to do so.

The first line points out he might not have it all 100% right. Problem with wood is throughout history the names sometimes change, and the book to keep track of these changes isn’t always edited to reflect them all. Usually the woods themselves do NOT change, it’s just what they are commonly called. Made more confusing as it’s usually just regional differences in what something is referred to.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#14 posted 03-22-2019 11:09 AM


Beautiful job digger. The rings on the top are very impressive. I m fairly new to turning, so would you be willing to tell me how you burned the outside rings, and the bottom rings also? I made the wire tool to burn on handles and spindles and such, but no clue how to burn something flat. I ve given it a lot of thought and can t imagine what would work. The grain on your bowl is fantastic, I wish we had some of that here. Great job.

- farmerdude

Farmerdude, you can also get you an old standard screwdriver. File or sandpaper the ‘rectangular tip’ of the screwdriver so that it now has rounded corners. If you look straight on – at the very tip of the screwdriver- you’d just want to knock those square corners round on the long edges of the rectangle. Does this make sense? ‘Knock those 90s off’ Then use the ‘new tip’ in those lines, it will make beautiful friction burns. Plus it gives you a handle to hold onto and a shank to rest on the tool rest.

In other words, you want to just turn that tip into a bullnose, so that those sharp corners no longer exist. It creates beautiful friction burns when followed in those grooves you have already cut with tip of your skew.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#15 posted 03-22-2019 08:45 PM

Chris, thanks. I have some old screwdrivers that I can’t seem to toss, they should serve just fine. Your explanation is perfect, I know just what you mean. I wish I could have thought of that myself, I guess I was trying too hard. Thanks again.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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