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by hughie mackay
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Murmuration- Winner TOTW 2-18-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 217

An outstanding piece

What great change of direction and it wins an accolade right off the bat.Congratulations love the detail and colouring, look out Gordon Pembridge :D
by hughie mackay
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Amphora Verde- Winner TOTW 1-28-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 484

Re: Amphora Verde- Winner TOTW 1-28-2018

Coming a bit late to the party Bob. Congratulations on both occasions 2thumbsup, well deserved.
by hughie mackay
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Summer Marsh
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Summer Marsh

Move over Gordon Pembridge :D. A totally different direction from your mathematical forms, well done Mike, look forward to seeing where this takes you.
by hughie mackay
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Black Walnut Jar
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: Black Walnut Jar

Wow, this I really like the combination of two styles. I think you might have come with something new to develop, bring it on Curt :D
by hughie mackay
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: clutch shop pencil
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: clutch shop pencil

I do not have pen turning gear and as a result do not nor have ever turned a pen. But I will say thats a fine looking pen for the shop. I use whatever I have lying around in pencils and when they run out or go missing :). I jJust shoot down to the local office supplies and pick up another dozen or s...
by hughie mackay
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Tübatulabal Cooking Basket
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Tübatulabal Cooking Basket

A History lesson and another basket piece all in one, well done.
by hughie mackay
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Basket case
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Basket case

Well Curt, everything has a beginning, I reckon your well on the way to being of them 'basket makers'. A few pieces from now I reckon I wont know the difference between you and Jim.

Look forward to see some more.
by hughie mackay
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: New Basket Topic- Winner TOTW 2-4-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 413

Re: New Basket Topic

Excellent work 2thumbsup Another example of why many consider you to be the master at basket illusions.
Yup 2thumbsup
by hughie mackay
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Old Baskettopic
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Old Baskettopic

These sort of pieces always catch my eye and amaze me at the same time this one is no exception. We have nothing like this over here to compare with let alone compete.
by hughie mackay
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Still Fresh Out There!
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Still Fresh Out There!

At my end the heat goes on in the 40's or should I say 100's its been a warm one this year.
by hughie mackay
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Tampering with Segments
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Tampering with Segments

:D sounds like my efforts at segmenting, for a first go I think its a winner
by hughie mackay
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: A Geometer's Treasure box
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: A Geometer's Treasure box

A bit of a classical Mike piece :D complicated, detailed and finished to the nth degree. 2thumbsup well-done sir.
by hughie mackay
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Tea Time- Winner TOTW 1-14-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Tea Time- Winner TOTW 1-14-2018

well done and a real stunner 2thumbsup
by hughie mackay
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: wall thickness gauge
Replies: 0
Views: 121

wall thickness gauge

This is a very early idea I had to ' live measure' as it were or ' on the go'. The ball and the pointer move at the same rate and obviously for accuracy the outside needs to be smooth but otherwise, it did a reasonable job. OK, this was before laser pointers were common, well at least in Australia t...
by hughie mackay
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Blackwood vase Acacia Melanoxylon
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Blackwood vase Acacia Melanoxylon

Hughie after all the carving and sanding and sanding and sanding on your beautiful spirals you probable breezed through this one in a matter of minutes. ;) It's a beautiful piece of wood and as some of the others have said, a better photo might make it look even better. But I think this one is just...
by hughie mackay
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Christmas

Steve Schlumpf wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:59 am
Merry Christmas Hughie! Hope you have a great time!

I think I see your house!! :wave:
If you look closely Steve you can sell me waving at you. :lol:
by hughie mackay
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Christmas

Mike Cruz wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:59 pm
Late to the party, here, Hughie. Don't know how I missed this, but I did. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too!
2thumbsup
by hughie mackay
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Christmas

Somewhere on the internet last night I saw a fantastic, almost unbelievable photo of fireworks over the Sydney Opera House. Can't find it now. Found a bunch of good ones but not the one I remember from last night. Anyway, I hope you have a great year. Here you go Chuck this might be the one. This Y...
by hughie mackay
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Blackwood vase Acacia Melanoxylon
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Blackwood vase Acacia Melanoxylon

Mike , :D OK the image is actually worse than I thought. But it looks like they are going sooner than planned, so maybe this weekend. Steve, Terry, a 'maths thing' Nah, I just did the biggest one first, then the smallest at the top. Then the rest by eye along with some fiddling and juggling along th...
by hughie mackay
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Blackwood vase Acacia Melanoxylon
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Blackwood vase Acacia Melanoxylon

Just finished this tonight it stands 15" x 4" with random coves diminishing at the top, oiled and buffed.

The image is not the best as my set up isn't that well set up due to 3 house guests so we all over the place at the moment.

comments, critiques etc welcome
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by hughie mackay
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: Renaissance Wax
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Renaissance Wax

Thanks for that Steve, I wonder can you apply it on the lathe at low speed to get the lapping aspect for large vessels? I do all my finishing off the lathe, so no idea if lap marks would still show up or not. The wax is strange when compared to other waxes in that you just wipe it on, then wipe it ...
by hughie mackay
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: Renaissance Wax
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Renaissance Wax

I've used it but I haven't quite figured out the correct procedure. Like Steve said, you just wipe on and wipe off with a soft cloth. But I've always buffed first with my Beall system and I have wondered if the Ren wax finish is something that should be used without the carnuba in the Beall system....
by hughie mackay
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: Renaissance Wax
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Renaissance Wax

Hughie, I have it and use it on everything. It is expensive but it works. What I like most about it is it does not show moisture/water/fingerprints. It is simple to apply and you just wipe on/wipe off. I have tried buffing it but found NO difference as it does not spread through heat. I did discove...
by hughie mackay
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Tips, Tools, & Techniques
Topic: Renaissance Wax
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Renaissance Wax

This is not widely used down here as far as I can see, so my knowledge is limited as to it benefits over other finishes. So with that thought, I would be grateful for your thoughts good, bad or indifferent, application methods etc. It is available here but is often regarded by many as being expensiv...
by hughie mackay
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Woodturning Discussion and Sharing
Topic: Natural Edged Box Elder Bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Natural Edged Box Elder Bowl

nice one Curt this come together really well with the natural edge, bark inclusions. The small foot with fast-rising underside lifts it so look very light. :1thumbup