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by hughie mackay
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Recovered Ruins 31
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Recovered Ruins 31

Love this Recovered Ruins, a great series. But darn it some of them look really challenging.Well done Ronald .
by hughie mackay
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Twisted- Winner TOTW 11-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 174

Re: Twisted- Winner TOTW 11-19-2017

.... and its a winner in more ways than one. 2thumbsup Congratulations Mike.
by hughie mackay
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Chevron Bowl
Replies: 5
Views: 60

love this

Hi, Pete I always admire those who do this sort of thing. A lot of time and precision with enumerable fiddly bits :D Gets my vote 2thumbsup
by hughie mackay
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: WIP well nearly
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: WIP well nearly

Here you go, Chuck, my idea of an indexing system. I have a couple of discs that I mount on the Headstock shaft this is the most commonly used one. The silver arm below swings up and does the indexing. 526627_155259274635724_869394529_n.jpg This should be the final coat at the moment its been to har...
by hughie mackay
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: WIP well nearly
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: WIP well nearly

Another beautiful example of your work Hughie. Your comment about this being judged by "artists" left me wondering how any artistic minded judge, regardless of their own medium, wouldn't recognize this as a genuine art. But I know what you're saying. If you browse through something like t...
by hughie mackay
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: WIP well nearly
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: WIP well nearly

I don't think I have ever seen one of your turnings that I didn't like. This is no exception. I don't recall seeing a bottom view before, which led me to count the spirals. Fifteen? Must be a little tricky to mark them off unless you have a special indexing method. Australia must have had a high le...
by hughie mackay
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: WIP well nearly
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: WIP well nearly

Mike Cruz wrote:I don't see any reason that this won't bring a positive outcome, Hughie. This is as fine a piece as you've made. My comment about it not being my favorite is only a preference thing...


No drama Mike its old school and so it appeals to like same :)
by hughie mackay
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: WIP well nearly
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: WIP well nearly

Cool that you are creating new spirals, Hughie. I admit, this isn't my favorite, but they don't all have to be! Yes, I do like it, though... Anyone ending up with this will HAVE to be happy as a barrel of peaches (not that anyone has ever made that kind of analogy before...but you can imagine how h...
by hughie mackay
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: WIP well nearly
Replies: 10
Views: 121

WIP well nearly

I was going to post this when a bit later when finished, but was encouraged to post it now. The species is River Cooba another Acacia, Acacia Stenophylla for a bit more info http://www.ttit.id.au/treepages/rivercooba.htm It turns well for all its hardness and its prone to be a bit dusty, along with ...
by hughie mackay
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Blackwood
Replies: 14
Views: 277

Re: Blackwood

Mike Foster wrote:Quite a different twist coming out of you on this one Hughie. I really like the quite different form and the variation in the size of the flutes.



They say a change is as good as a holiday :)
by hughie mackay
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Going to the top- Winner TOTW 11-12-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 353

Re: Going to the top- Winner TOTW 11-12-2017

Congratulations Chuck, well deserved on volume and quality
by hughie mackay
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Twisted- Winner TOTW 11-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 174

Re: Twisted

Wow Mike another amazing piece, very impressive
by hughie mackay
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Going to the top- Winner TOTW 11-12-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 353

Re: Going to the top.

Well done Chuck , wrong hand turning :D at its best, love the variations.
by hughie mackay
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Oak burr and slate sculpture.
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Oak burr and slate sculpture.

Oh my! this works so well. The balance of the slate wings, beads and oak. Well done Les, I can only echo the comments of the other on this piece 2thumbsup
by hughie mackay
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Some more ornaments
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Some more ornaments

Curt I find your ornaments are amazing, intricate, delicate and so appropriate for the season. 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
by hughie mackay
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: Titan or Super Nova 2 chuck repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Titan or Super Nova 2 chuck repairs

Hughie, you can't get them on eBay? That's where the guy does most of his business. Maybe he doesn't do international shipping... Oh, and sorry!!!!!!!!! I thought Chuck started this thread for some reason. :oops: Couldn't have been hitting the sauce or anything... :roll: We have a few look alikes f...
by hughie mackay
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: Titan or Super Nova 2 chuck repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Titan or Super Nova 2 chuck repairs

Mike Cruz wrote:Chuck, that was a nice fix! But when you are ready for another chuck, Chuck... :roll: , do yourself a favor and get a Hurricane HTC100. It really is a good chuck, and for the money, I don't think they can be beat.


Thanks Mike they are not available here but Amazon is due in Australia any day now.
by hughie mackay
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: Titan or Super Nova 2 chuck repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Titan or Super Nova 2 chuck repairs

For folks lacking the means of making a new one they are available from Nova. Not sure if the SN2 uses the 9 or the 10 tooth but either are $ 8.60. http://novatoolsusa.com/Chuck-Spare-Parts_c11.htm Are yes I checked these out they wont fit my older type. These chucks were made in New Zealand and th...
by hughie mackay
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: Titan or Super Nova 2 chuck repairs
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Titan or Super Nova 2 chuck repairs

One of the earliest purchases as I ventured into this woodturning thing was SN2 chuck 5" dia and its seen alot of work and not much TLC. Well, it finally got to a stage where I had to do something with it. One of the adjustment points broke out of the side so much so it could no longer hold the...
by hughie mackay
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Souls Escaping Purgatory
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Souls Escaping Purgatory

Mike Cruz wrote:
hughie mackay wrote:Well done Mike, I go along with Curts thoughts on this one.


Thanks, Hughie. Yeah, I think we all shadow his sentiments most of the time. We should just let him reply first and copy and paste his posts...


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by hughie mackay
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Blackwood
Replies: 14
Views: 277

Re: Blackwood

And to add to all the other compliments, Congrats on the Cover over on WOW! Thanks Curt. Hughie - love the super clean lines and varied flutes! Personally - I wouldn't change a thing on it! Congrats on winning the WOW cover honors! Very happy to see you get the much-deserved recognition!! :clap: Th...
by hughie mackay
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Blackwood
Replies: 14
Views: 277

Re: Blackwood

Hughie! Interesting variation on your classic fluted forms. Bob , I have played around with shape often on paper and only turned a couple. The first one moved a lot and didnt work that well, thanks. I really like the color of this wood as well, not every piece needs to be shiny. Thanks Bruce I like...
by hughie mackay
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Ok questions to you all
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Ok questions to you all

Hmm as Curt has mentioned what are finishing in my case its hollow vessels and apart from sanding down to around 300 or so I do most of my sanding with inertia type sanders`. I guess also what degree of finish or excellence you want. This will play heavily in the preparation and the application Wipe...
by hughie mackay
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Souls Escaping Purgatory
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Souls Escaping Purgatory

Well done Mike, I go along with Curts thoughts on this one.
by hughie mackay
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Ash canker pot
Replies: 13
Views: 210

Re: Ash canker pot

As they have all said and elsewhere too. Well done sir.

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