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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Joe, Merle,
    This is going to be a real tough one with lots of untried territory prevailing. But that's what it is all about. The challenge is like the carrot on a pole and string in front of the donkey. One just HAS to try for the carrot.

    Hi Claude
    Thank you for the kind words mate . Pallins work inspired this piece so I have him to thank for the idea. Cheers Glenn
    Last edited by Glenn Jennings; 09-06-2021, 07:02 PM.

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  • Claude
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    That bowl is a genuine piece of art!

    Claude

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Glenn , sounds like a Good Challenge . Merle

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  • joepaulbutler
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    No hill for this climber, Will be an interesting project to watch proceed

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Guys
    Many thanks for the nice comments Gentlemen. Is always good to get feedback on stuff.

    Have started researching the next project and i have decided to have a go at the Coffee table.It is forming up in the mind so need to find some wood for the edging of the top that is high density and carves well. I think this will take months to complete.

    Will start getting the top sorted tomorrow. A lot of planing to uniform thickness to be done and edges to squared up. Just getting the top prepared to shape will take a day I think.

    for the edging I hope to do carved animal panels in contrasting timber to the top that will be fixed to the sides of the top.

    Legs will be carved bears climbing trees on 2 of them and the third leg will be a cub. Hope I can pull this off or a lot of expensive wood is going to have a bad day. The wood for the legs cost NZ $250 or US $179 was lucky to get it Kauri 8'x8' is as rare as hens teeth.

    This will be a sharp learning curve and a lot of fun and or frustration depending on how it goes hehehe. Need to make a good job of this as only the best woods available in NZ are going into it. Time to start praying I think !!!!!!!

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  • joepaulbutler
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    You call this finished∙∙∙∙Well I do! With some real finery, well-done regalia splendor

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  • sappy
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    What a beauty you have created! A family heirloom for generations to come.

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  • Randy
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    Really worth the time and effort Glenn! That is a beautiful one of a kind bowl. Well done.

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Glenn, Time well spent and Beautiful results . Good Job Mate. Merle

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Guys
    Well she is finished!!!!!! Total time to complete 55 hours. Very happy with the outcome. It has ended up very much as I imagined it should once i had firmed up the idea in my mind.

    Whatys next?? Am thinking of going clean out of my comfort zone and Makinga coffee table/ Computor table. Have a nice piece of 60mm thick swamp kauri for the top And some 8inch X 8 inch kauri which could be carved into anomals for the legs.

    Am looking to make something really different so will need to spend a lot of time on the planning I think. Tghink what I have forming up in my mind will take months to make If I can pull it off at all. It will be ther most challenging thing I have attempted.

    Of course I might just chicken out and make a gunstock instead.

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Sappy
    Yeah giving me an unusual piece of wood to play with is like throwing a kid in a candy store with a blank cheque. There is always an eagerness to see the piece develop from what you have in your mind to a real thing and I always try to make the piece to exhibit the best qualities the wood has to offer. I sometimes just have to tell myself to put the tools down and walk away for a while, go have a coffee or something. It is sort of addictive in a way but one could have worse vises I guess hehehehehe. It gives me a lot of joy and that is all that matters.

    Hi Joe thanks buddy. Glad you enjoy the ride on my little projects. I like to post the steps I take so other guys can follow along and make a piece similar if they want to. I get a lot out of the forum so is good to give something back if you know what I mean.

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  • JoeVM
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    Wow! Beautiful work. Thanks for posting your progress.

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  • sappy
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    Another beauty about finished! I really enjoy following along with you. Your work is always spot on, but your excitement with what you are doing is very uplifting.

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Guys
    Thanks for the nice comments guys. Pyrography completed It took 5 hours to do the 6 flowers. Hands are not that steady so is a bit slow going. Just have to fix the white sections to the bowl wall and do a final sand then I can start the finishing. That could take a while as it is too cold and wet for lacquer spraying and tru oil will take a couple of days to dry between coats so no easy way out on the finishing.

    Can't wait to see how the grain pops when the finish goes on. I think it will come alive. Hope it does!!

    Cant wait for some nice warm weather. Has been cold and wet for months over here. But hey it IS winter I guess.
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    Last edited by Glenn Jennings; 09-01-2021, 01:42 AM.

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Glenn , nice touch with the Flower. That is some Delicate Wood Burning . Gona be a Bute . Merle

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