It is currently Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:49 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 75 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
  Print view Previous topic | Next topic 
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:39 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
Thank you Papibryn. I have been called an artist more time than I can remember, but it's normally caused by the glass in hand :ymblushing: :ymblushing:

Yes, I do take commissions, so ask away if you wish. If I can do it then I will.

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:08 pm
Posts: 2403
Location: Basel and Suffolk
Your posts are always so educational. I had always assumed you could only turn hard woods and that soft woods like Leylandii were, well, too soft!

J


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
The secret behind any turning is to have sharp tools and with the softer woods they need to be very sharp. I use what's called a white wheel on my grinder and I have a jig attached to it so that I can get consistent results from it. I invested in one of these https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZYnlg1k6DI. A little expensive but well worth it me-thinks.

One of the softest woods I have turned is cedar and it gives a lovely finish and the smell of it when being turned is really nice.

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:50 pm
Posts: 5114
Location: somewhere in the "pays de dropt"
Have emailed from your website.

_________________
Ex nihilo nihil fit.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:02 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:26 pm
Posts: 1602
Location: South Deux Sevres near Sauze
I use the Tormek system. Received it as a leaving present as I would probably not have shelled out for it and all the necessary jigs!

_________________
www.la-petite-cour.eu


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:29 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
I don't know the Tormek system Barry, but if it's as good as my Wolverine jobbie then it does the job properly. You can't wish for more can you?

One of my next challenges is to make a pair of curtain poles.

Why not but you say? Because they are 2.5 metres long and at least 50mm diameter. Strong enough to carry the heavy curtains for our lounge window! So it's a case of buying a 3 metre X 55mm thick plank. Cutting a couple of square slices off the length and shaping them to round-ish!! No, not turning them but shaping them. It shouldn't be too much of a job, but we will see?

The alternative is spending several hundred £££ on them and that's a boat load of bottles of wine!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
I have wanted to turn one of these for ages and finally got around to doing it. The curtain poles have had to wait..

Started with some good and some spalted cherry and finished with a lot of bits. Unfortunately I forgot to get a photo of the wood before I started.

Image

Image

Not really difficult to do, but accuracy is essential. This next one is using my Jacobs chuck to ease the split tube out so that the end ring can be glued in place. It stops everything falling off :mrgreen:

Image

Lining up the pins is a bit hairy

Image

I'm gald that I decided on just 12 letters on each ring. There was no way that I was going to do 25 and not even 24 as my index ring on my chuck would allow. I just chose the letters I wanted for my key and chucked a load more in to fill the gaps. The pyrography of the letters was easy but 12 was enough. 3 on the end fixed ring but only one of them is the index :twisted: :twisted:

Image

I love the spalting of that cherry, but it doesn't take anything away from the lettering. And now I have a nice new cryptex 8-) 8-)

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:03 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:02 pm
Posts: 11582
Location: 24, Jumilhac-le-Grand
Nice work! :-bd

_________________
"What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare."
W H Davies


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:28 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:03 pm
Posts: 24171
Location: Ille et Villaine (35)
What fun ! :ymapplause:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
Thank you ladies.

All I need now is an old papyrus document and a small glass file of vinegar to go in it :- :-

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:14 pm
Posts: 2108
:ymapplause: Excellent - you must have a lot of patience ! #:-s


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
Thank you Sunflower. More patience with wood than people sometimes??

We have a rather large window in our lounge. 5m wide X 2.2m high and the curtain rail at the moment is a 35mm pole. Well 2 X 2.5m poles to be exact. They sag under the weight of the curtains. We have spend a lot of time searching the sheds and shops for 50mm poles to replace them. We found some on the web in the U.K., but at about £180 each + fittings + postage I said sod it I'll make them..

I got a 3.1m X 50mm X 300mm plank of good beech from a reliable wood yard here in Carcassonne. They cut 2 50mm slices off for me and I started. First form them into octagonal cross section with my electric planer then sand them to round with my belt sander finishing with my random orbit sander

Image

2" square 3.1 metres long to 2" and 2.6 metres long. I have another one to do as well, as soon as I get some more belts for my Bosch sander. The old ones kept on giving up and breaking at the join. I can't understand it? They were only about 12 years old 8-| 8-|

They will be the new curtain poles for our lounge window, 5 metres wide. At the moment we have 35mm poles and they ain't strong enough, but would make a quite reasonable bow! I am also making the rings, all 40 and the fitments too. this is the window

Image[/quote]

Well, they are done now and I am quite chuffed wit them. The whole lot was stained with a dark stain with Some French name :? To do the rings I just screwed the little eye rings in them and dunked them in the stain. Then hung up to dry. It worked a treat

Image

Everything was given a coat of hard wax oil and some intercristaline wax from Chestnut and the only worry I have is that when you draw the curtains they won't stop. They slide very easily!

Image

Image

Image

Lovely drying weather out there today but it only got to 22ºC :-bd :-bd

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:14 pm
Posts: 2108
Wow, all looks really lovely :ymapplause: lovely view from your living room too. :-bd


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:30 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:03 pm
Posts: 24171
Location: Ille et Villaine (35)
Absolutely amazing, Jonzjob ! I love the way you describe your work too :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
Ta folks. Some describe it as a sick sense of humour Blaze and some have actually called me an artist, but usually when I have a glass in my hand :O3 :O3

The alternative, buying it when we actually found 2.5m X 50mm curtain poles, without the fittings was well over 400 wine tokens. The cost of me doing the job was a few hours of my time and somewhere in the region of about 60 or so wine tokens. No brainer really init =:) =:)

Plus, I love the challenge!!

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
This is something that I finished off with a polish this morning. It's the second time I have maed egg cups like this. The 1st was for a turning challenge. They didn't get anywhere and the only comment about them was that they weren't very hygienic and would be difficult to clean! That was not part of the challenge which was 4 egg cups, all the same? I haven't bothered with the challenge since. I just get on with doing what I like doing, hygienic or not 8) 8)

Image

The eggs fit too :shock:

Image

Image

Beech wood, the same as I made the curtail fittings from. Hard wax oil and intercrystaline wax to finish.. I like them :? :?

Edit : - I nearly forgot to say that the curtain poles are now fitted and they look really nice too. No sag in the middle now, so job done!!

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:14 pm
Posts: 2108
:ymapplause: Lovely, well done.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:33 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:03 pm
Posts: 24171
Location: Ille et Villaine (35)
You are just amazing, Jonzjob !!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:39 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
They are lovely things to make and a majority of the time is spent sanding the insides of the legs (am I allowed to say 'sanding the inside of legs?? kinky or wot :-\ :-\ )

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:46 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
Blaze wrote:
You are just amazing, Jonzjob !!!


I have been called amazing loads of times Blaze, but normally it's to do my my sanity, or sumfin like that??

But seriously. It is much easier when you just look at a lump of fire wood and wonder what it's hiding?

These were beech firewood

Image

I still have the one in the middle, that's MINE. One was for one of my grandson's the other for a grandson of another forum member

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:50 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:03 pm
Posts: 24171
Location: Ille et Villaine (35)
Honestly, you render me speechless ! (something my husband wishes he could do :lol: ). It's not jut the incredible talent you have for creating things, but also your imagination. Such a wonderful range of goodies !


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:47 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
I have no special talent Blaze. I love wood and always wonder just what is hiding in it?

Anyone can do what I do. All they have to do is try. I have built up my collection of tools over the past 20 years. I just got them to try to make making things easier.

As a matter of interest, the last time I had something come hurtling off the lathe was 2 days ago when I tried to take liberties with one of the cups. I tried to take too much off and the spindle gouge dug in. The wood came out of the chuck and flew past me. Only a small bit so no problem, but when big bits do the same it certainly focuses the concentration :shock: :shock: :shock:

I just love turning and the bits you finish up with, but as I said, anyone can do it. All you need is some instruction and lots of practice. You get to sense what may be there..

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 8:25 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:03 pm
Posts: 24171
Location: Ille et Villaine (35)
I love wood, it's so tactile. I'm sure anyone can use a lathe and tools but not everyone has the gift to see what can be found in a piece of wood !
It's always good to see talents used and not wasted.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 8:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:08 pm
Posts: 2403
Location: Basel and Suffolk
Back to the eggcups . . . do you use something like a routerlathe for the grooves in the stem - or is is entirely done by drilling / hand sanding?

J


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 9:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
They are drilled and sanded JT. I have an indexing ring with 24 holes in it on one of my lathe chucks and that allows me to mark the wood very accurately and draw where I want to drill. Then I use a Forstener bit to drill out the middle, like this

Image

It cuts a flat hole and makes it easy to join the holes together and make almost flat sides too. You can literally drill 1/2 a hole in the edge of a piece of wood.. It then goes back in the chuck on the lathe, just to hold it better, and sanded with a Dremel type heavy duty flex drive I have. The inside of the legs is sanded with a thin strip of 240 grit abrasive held between 2 artery forceps (easier on the fingers!!) and sanded to round-ish. They are probably easier to make than 'standard' egg cups, but they do take longer.

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 10:06 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
I have just found this photo of a drilled candle stick and it shows the type of hole and the marking.

Image

The 'right hand thread' is easier to do than the left hand jobbie. As you can see from the photo there is 'tear out' from the bit going against the grain on the right hand, but it cuts with the grain on the left hand, if you see what I mean? x_x x_x

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:15 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
Nowt's too small for me really and I try to think big?

Well, I do sometimes, but when I get a small cherry branch that looks interesting I like to see what's in it?

So here's what was hiding in one bit

Image

It's easy to see which pair go together

Image

Only 3" diameter. Finished with a singla coat of hard wax oil and microcrystaline wax.

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:12 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:26 pm
Posts: 2524
^:)^ ^:)^

Exquisite work.

_________________
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
(H G Wells)


I.C.U...............Jimmy........20/20 vision.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:43 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
Ta Rebus.

Ta for all the likes and thanks folks.

Just to show that I do do bigger, the big jobbie was a tulip tree that used to grow alongside the Canal du Midi, about 4 miles from home, but was cut down because of a health problem? I managed to scrounge several bits for the 'fellas' and they have been sat outside my workshop for several years. So I had a go at one of the bits. Nice to turn too. It's a shame it had to be cut down as they are beautiful trees.

Image

This is a small piece of Russian olive, a false olive with wicked spikes on it! The 'raw' wood branches are as ugly as sin when you first see them, but the surprise is in the detail inside


Image

Image

I do love this turning lark :D :D

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:14 pm
Posts: 2108
You are very good at the turning work ! :ymapplause:

Excellent, well done - such patience :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:41 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:03 pm
Posts: 24171
Location: Ille et Villaine (35)
Apart from the wonderful turning work, your creations are always finished so nicely - and such beautiful grain !


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
Ta for your comments folks, but the patience comes easier when you enjoy what yer doing.

I have said for an age now that you can see the form of what you are turning

Image

But it isn't until you stop the lathe that you can really see what you have got

Image

This is a spalted beech vase I turned a long while back. The spalting is the marking on it and that is caused by fungus, i.e. the wood starting to rot down. It's important to wear a good dust mask when turning it as the fungus is not human friendly! But it is beautiful! A bit like Blackpool rock really, it goes all the way through :D

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 970
Location: Minervois Nr Carcassonne 11
A week or so back I realised that I was going to have to do some repairs on a couple of our window shutters. So along to our local wood supplier, Audoise d'Bois, and got what the French call trois ply for the horizontal and diagonal battons. It's ply with attitude, 3 ply at 1 1/4" thick!. After I had done the repairs I had a bit left. About 6" X 14"

Image

and wondered what it would turn like. So I cut it in 1/2 and glued the 2 bits together to form a 2 1/2" 6 ply square, hot glued it to a chuck and spun it up. It's just pine and not a lot to loose. With the plies being so thic there's not much glue so not much of a turning problem and this was the result

Image

Just less than 6" diameter, finished with a couple of coats of hardwax oil and microcrystaline wax. I like it :mrgreen:

Image

Image

I had to make a new one for the second side, si I have some more to play with now. It turns quite nicely too

The volet turned out quite well too 8-) 8-)

_________________
John.
Never forget that you are unique, just like everyone else!
My woodturing
http://johnamandiers.wix.com/johns-w-o-w-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:18 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:08 am
Posts: 2351
Location: Ardeche
Beautiful work - as always

_________________
Andy


For every problem there is a solution that is simple, quick ..............and wrong.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Not bin lazy?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:38 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:03 pm
Posts: 24171
Location: Ille et Villaine (35)
I'll say it again, Jonzjob - you're amazing !
I don't know how I missed the vase with the fungus, but it makes a beautiful pattern.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 75 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  



Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
greenmiles v1.1 designed by CodeMiles Team -TemplatesDragon-.