Wood turning items

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Project by rilanda posted 08-29-2012 04:36 PM 1539 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Firstly let me apologise for the ghastly background colour in these photographs but, these were taken before I possessed a digital camera and the problem did not appear as a problem until after the photo’s had been processed.
This is a selection of the many hundreds, if not thousands of wood turning items I have made. Many have been turned using green timber, some are made from spalted timber, many are dyed and some have had lines burnt into them on the lathe.
The dyes I use are food colourants and they can be mixed, they can also be made to run into each other as the psychedelic wine “glasses” in photo’s 2 & 6. In photo 3 are 2 bowls; one with a hand made spiral stem, the second bowl is “galleried” using a turned base, annular ring rim and 12 small turned pillars that attach the rim to the base. The fruit was all made from timbers that would have found it’s way onto the bonfire many of them made from Apple, Pear and my favourite for turning and dying Sycamore. I only have a very small number of these items left most of them being given away to family and friends. Novelty apples and pears with bites taken out of them and in some cases wooden grubs crawling from them are a regular request.
I don’t think that I will be able to make large items of furniture again because I cannot make that time commitment but I get a great deal of pleasure from wood turning and I am once again in the process of building my stock of turning blanks up with a view to returning to my lathe very soon.
The photos are self explanatory but if any should want information about any of the items I will try to help if at all possible.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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#1 posted 08-29-2012 04:51 PM

That is a lot of beautiful pieces of art. Glad to see the colors being used. Someone made a comment on a project posted yesterday, I think, about using colors. I love wood, I love how it looks but it can get boring once you look at so many unless the wood has that special grain pattern.
Not sure I will ever get to where I can make things like this but I am trying almost every day when I have time. I find I am getting better and faster so I must be getting better.
I for one would like to know more about mixing the colors or using the colors. I think this would really stand out if you were showing your work, and I plan on trying to get hooked up with some shows next year. Hope to spend the winter months making things for a show.
I think it would be fun even If i don’t make a profit.
Glad to see you back and posting your work. Appreciate all the details you always give.
Thanks for sharing

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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#2 posted 08-29-2012 05:56 PM

Hello Rilanda

A nice collection of woodturning pieces

I like the fruits

A great idea and a great work
These turning pieces will inspire me for the future
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 07:48 PM

I like them all.
I have made fruit before, but not partially eaten. I might try that. Thanks for giving me something to think about.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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