LOOKS GREAT to me!
Now what the heck is that Daughter doing running off with your bowl??
Dad Burn, don't she have no respect???
Or are you just the soft hearted Dad I had you figured for.
Ahhh, you ol sweetheart you. :)
If you've got any more of that persimmon, you might want to try some chess pieces with it. Persimmon is a species of ebony (which by the way is the reason it is so irritating to your lungs and skin) and, when died black with analine dyes, is indistinguishable from black tropical ebonies. The only way to tell the difference is to actually cut or drill the piece.
Also... GREAT work on the turnings!
"... and remember, there is no more important safety rule than to wear these - safety glasses."
You little rascal, You've been holding out on us I do believe, all this nonsense of being a virgin !!
Congratulations which are sincere, the one thing that really stands out for me is your eye for shape and proportion.
Don't mean to sound like a stuffy professor which I'm not.... the hardest but most intuitive part is not just making it look good technically but to make you want to pick it up.
Your vase and the pedestal bowl show me that you have this elusive gift. So seriously Dickie keep on spinning it is only a matter of time.....not tools or money........ before you learn how to get good tool control.. I really believe you have a good eye for shape and proportion, apart from Gladys that is.... keep it up and post some more pics. when you can.
Once again well done
Thanks for your critique...........I respect your thoughts and comments highly.
I do seem to have an eye for proportion,you ought to see this new secretary at work ,she is about 5'-4" and boy does she ever have big hands!!!!
To the more serious side.........in todays industrial world the people in my profession are called "CAD Designers",,,,,,,before the advent of the computer we were called "draftsman". I never learned the CAD skills as I was in a layout/checking mode of the business when computers hit. I guess this might explain my eye for detail and proportional representation.It really gripes Gladys" rear when I tell her that picture is about a 1/16" low on the left side hahahahahaha
Well back to work today ,I have been off for the last 2 weeks
Let me see if I can explain this.........The whatzit on the left is that hard a$$ piece of wood that I think Chris Moore said was Persimmon. I played with every tool/chisel I had just to see how and what they would do and then somehow put it aside until recently when Lee set up the Woodturning Conference and then all hell broke loose around here.
The long neck vase is solid and 10 1/2" high, it is pecan with a natural wax finish, notice how the neck is starting to distort but it hasn't cracked yet.
The next and last is my attempt at a Fruit Bpowl it is 11 1/4 " across and 4 3/4" high you can see where it cracked....after that I decided to try and antique it so I used dark walnut stain on the green pecan to see what i could come up with.It has a clear lacquer finish. My eldest daughter just happened by yesterday and said that would go absolutely fantastic with her Mission Style furnishings so she took off with it,,,,,that one is gone for good.
I will now attempt to attach these 2 photos,if I don't make it keep tuned I will do it somehow