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by Bob Rotche
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Fly boxes- Winner TOTW 9-24-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Fly boxes

Really cool idea, Curt! They look great.
by Bob Rotche
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Native American Form - Winner TOTW 9-16-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Native American Form

That's a real beauty, Pete. Pattern and color combo looks great and I love the fact that you don't let the segmenting interfere with achieving a pleasing underlying form. Fit and finish look perfect from here.
by Bob Rotche
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: First spiral- Winner TOTW 9-10-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: First spiral

Really nicely done! Glad you found the tutorial in the front page archives. There's still a lot of really good information there even though it has been inactive for some time now.
by Bob Rotche
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: My new shop
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: My new shop

Looks fantastic! Curious where they get their funding. Certainly can't pay rent, electricity, and equipment costs on $40 a year! There was a group looking into setting something like this up in my area but cost would be couple hundred a month and the idea never got off the ground.
by Bob Rotche
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: What do you see? - Winner TOTW 9-3-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: What do you see? - Winner TOTW 9-3-2017

Thank you for the cover honors, David! I really appreciate your thoughts on my work. I am taken with color these days and don't see that changing any time soon. Not sure if it's really a signature style yet but I am certainly part of a smaller group that likes to use color and carving so in that sen...
by Bob Rotche
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Jovianesque
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Jovianesque

Thanks, all, for taking the time to comment. For whatever reason, I am really taken with color and texture and plan on continuing to explore its use on a variety of shapes.
by Bob Rotche
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: 3-Cornered Red
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: 3-Cornered Red

As I mentioned over on WoW, I think you've done very well with this one, Roger. Wall thickness looks consistent and the curve looks good. The wood is gorgeous but, unfortunately, that red will be short lived. I have several pieces a few years old that are now just various shades of brown. Very disap...
by Bob Rotche
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Polar shaft completed (more or less)
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: Polar shaft completed (more or less)

This will really be a once in a lifetime "tour de force" project once you are finished.
by Bob Rotche
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Jovianesque
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Jovianesque

I've been playing with spheres some since this years AAW exhibition "Spheres-The Second Round". This one is about 4" in diameter. Cherry, if I remember correctly. Pyrographically carved and painted with acrylics. The base is ash which has been torched, wire brushed, and then painted b...
by Bob Rotche
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Tonnau - Waves- Winner TOTW 8-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 329

Re: Tonnau - Waves

My day for TOTW selection and I keep coming back to this one. I just love the color and texture you achieved in the dark areas with the burning and the liming wax. The contrast with the natural areas is very appealing and your signature stone cabochon with leather wrap goes perfectly. This is a big,...
by Bob Rotche
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Tonnau - Waves- Winner TOTW 8-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 329

Re: Tonnau - Waves

I really like this one, Les! Especially the texture of the scorched areas and the contrast between the burned and natural areas. I'm thinking you're going to get into the show...
by Bob Rotche
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: What do you see? - Winner TOTW 9-3-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: What do you see?

Thanks, all, for the comments. Dick, thanks for the tip about Charley Harper. I will definitely look him up. I am attracted to the mid-century modern design motifs as you mentioned and am interested in the concept of taking things (leaves in this case) down to the essence of their shape. Still just ...
by Bob Rotche
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Black Walnut
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Black Walnut

Really nice work, Hughie. Black walnut is one of my favorites and I do admit that we are spoiled in our area as there is plenty of it around.
by Bob Rotche
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Binh Pho
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Binh Pho

A truly remarkable individual. Incredible life story with his struggles coming out of Vietnam to the US. By all accounts, a kind, supportive, and giving individual and one of the most effective ambassadors the wood art community has ever had. He has mentored, collaborated with, and touched many live...
by Bob Rotche
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: What do you see? - Winner TOTW 9-3-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 344

What do you see? - Winner TOTW 9-3-2017

Do you see a variety of green leaves or do you see light ones and dark ones, big ones and small ones, shiny ones and ones that fade into the background. Even some that are upside down. Why is it that some of us focus on similarities while others focus on differences? Cherry, pyrographically carved a...
by Bob Rotche
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Persimmon
Replies: 13
Views: 230

Re: Persimmon

Thanks, all, for the comments. Bob, I have heard of something called "Texas Ebony" but I assumed it was persimmon though really don't know anything about it. Steve, I assume it will hold the color but don't really know. Suspect the light areas may darken some but I don't think the black wi...
by Bob Rotche
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Spider Tea
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Spider Tea

I remember seeing this the first time around (probably on WoW). Very realistic spider and classic Gibson teapot. Very well done.
by Bob Rotche
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: My final three chalices....perhaps!
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: My final three chalices....perhaps!

Love the imagination and stories that go with the work. Very well done and would look right at home on King Arthur's round table!
by Bob Rotche
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Persimmon
Replies: 13
Views: 230

Persimmon

Wanted to post this as the wood is a bit unusual. It is a small bowl (about 5") made of persimmon. Persimmon is the only North American member of the ebony family. It is a hard, dense wood that gets some black streaking (like ebony) but is mostly very light. This piece had an exceptional amount...
by Bob Rotche
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Black Oak large vessel
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Black Oak large vessel

Overall, very nicely done. I think the bottom could use a bit more tuck under so it would sit a little lighter on the table. I think the lid is appropriate for a jar though the knob seems a bit under sized. The branch inlays are a fun way to add interest. Lots of possibilities to experiment with, es...
by Bob Rotche
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: V neck vase- Winner TOTW 8-20-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: V neck vase

Very nicely done. I think the vee works well with the flower arrangement as you have it set up.
by Bob Rotche
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Ash vase
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Ash vase

I think the top half is nicely done. Bottom is a bit overpowering.
by Bob Rotche
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: The Holy Grail?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: The Holy Grail?

Very well done. Has a real medieval feel to it.
by Bob Rotche
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Baseless- Winner TOTW 8-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Baseless- Winner TOTW 8-13-2017

Congrats on the TOTW honors! Well deserved.
by Bob Rotche
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: African Ribbon Stripe Mahogany & Curly Maple SUN TRAY
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: African Ribbon Stripe Mahogany & Curly Maple SUN TRAY

Striking design. Took some real skill and patience to fit that by hand. Appreciate the in process pics.

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