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    Posted: 09 May 2019 at 4:52am
Funny how things happen. Had a mate come over with a end grain slab cut from a big white cedar. He wanted some help to make a wall hanging from it. Got me thinking about a failed maple attempt I had stashed somewhere. So dug it out and found it was badly warped but had some nice grain in it. So on the lathe it went, trued up and then a sun design drawn on it. Used the indexing on the back of a Vicmarc chuck to do the layout. Cut the flames with an air powered body panel saw and carved mostly by hand with a gouge and skew chisel and knife. The sanding was a nightmare as there are no flat surfaces so thumbs worn down to the nubs.
Used a ColorFX yellow dye in alcohol sprayed on and followed by a couple of coats of lacquer.
21" in diameter Silver Maple.

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A lot of hand sanding & carving in that Pete but the effort was worth it result a great wall hanging

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Very nice Pete well executed. I can understand how your thumbs feel as sanding can take as long or even longer than the turning. It can be seen as either a sun of sunflower depending on the person looking at it
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Beautiful work, Pete!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SFurini Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2019 at 7:50pm
Great end result, Pete - bet it looks even better in real life. I like the curves on the flames and the raised ridge in each of them. Lot of work but a great looking wall piece!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pete in Welland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2019 at 4:07am
Thanks guys. I am taking some different paths in my turning career now. Trying to catch up on the notebook full of "must try" Pleased to say I think this one was a success.
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Pete
lot of work there mate ,great job the choice of timber was spot on I think good on ya mate  regards chris 

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