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Subject: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 04:24 PM

Ok, kind people... I'd like to test a new thing. My newest Opera browser, "Opera Unite" has a feature allowing me to 'share' images directly from my computer. It lets me designate a directory and post a link to it.

http://extree.extree.operaunite.com/

click on 'visit' and enter the password 'woodstuff'. It should give you 24 images, with 'original size' or slideshow....

The last 4 images, 21-24 are my latest, special, once-in-a-lifetime project. (I am taking better pics of it, and will post them later and refresh this thread)

Note: This is ONLY available when I have that browser open and 'share' enabled. If it says I am offline, it may be that I just forgot to enable something.
I go to bed here between 10-11PM EST and shut everything down. If I decide some pics need to be on a permanent server, I have 2-3 other places I'll post them. (Ain't technology crazy fun?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: gnu
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 04:36 PM

Is no work for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 04:41 PM

?? what failed? (worked for me just now)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 04:42 PM

Worked for me, Bill. Man, you have some seriously beautiful art there. I love what you are able to bring out in the wood.

All 24 frames showed clearly. I was using IE. FYI.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 04:45 PM

Thanks, 'ol 999...*smile*... 20 years, and I oughta have learned something.
It's what I do for extra $$$$ in my declining years golden retirement years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 04:58 PM

Link to a tree gall.


Have you ever worked with galls before? Is it possible?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 04:59 PM

So... you see how much you can do with lots of free space these days.

That first pic was from my last album on the space I got from the 'My Opera' site http://my.opera.com/extree/albums/

The 2nd was from the storage space my ISP gives me...http://home.comcast.net/~somethingextree/turnings/P7012127.JPG
I have many, many images and music files there of various types, but there's no index....I have to provide link for each item.

I also have 'some' stuff on Flickr..which I forget to look at.

And now the new Opera Unite lets me 'share' any directory I designate, or move stuff into and out of just one directory. That can be a problem when links remain in places like Mudcat threads, as old links may not have the same thing in the future, or the password may change, or someone may be very surprised if I forget to remove the pics of the goat, the nuns in leather and the trampoline filled with Jello.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bettynh
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 05:00 PM

Works fine for me.
Bill, where are you? I have an overgrown lilac hedge that needs serious cutting. Every year I deeply regret sending that gorgeous old wood to the city compost heap. Some is 2-4 inch diameter, with that beautiful purple grain. My kids think I'm just a crazy old lady, trying to save my trash, but I haven't found a local wood turner or carver for it. I'm in southern NH.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 05:03 PM

Yes... any growth like that can be very nice. You never know. We use the generic term 'burl' to describe 'lumps' on a tree, but they can be of various origins.
I have made some wonderful things from burls/galls.... some people make most of their living just finding and selling burls to we pooooor woodturners.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 05:05 PM

Thanks, Bill.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 05:06 PM

Bettynh, I am in Maryland near Wash DC.

I have made some nice things from old lilac, and 2"-4" is hard to find. Yes...you might make some local turner very happy with some lilac. I 'may' know how to figure out who is near you. I'll refresh this, or PM you if I do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bettynh
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 05:08 PM

So, Bill, will you be at the Old Songs Festival? There'll be plenty of room in my truck for a few nice pieces.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: bobad
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 05:09 PM

Worked just fine for me in Firefox.

Beautiful work Bill, but tell me how did you turn the square one, do you have a square lathe?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 05:09 PM

Nice pix, now I just need your browser and monitor to see them; send yore eyes as well and BANGO! :~)

Just kidding-- my LR monitor is dim but they look pretty damn good.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 05:18 PM

I doubt I will make Old Songs. My wife has been a couple of times. (I do know a couple of people from here who DO go....hmmmmm...

Bobad... yeah, but those square lathes bounce like crazy!

(actually, square means just starting with a square piece of wood and not knocking off the corners...and being careful how far you hollow the inside! Sometimes I cheat and glue scrap wood to the outside so I don't have to feel the chatter, especially when sanding......but sometimes I just be careful)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 05:20 PM

Susan.... I spent years with inadequate monitors. I now have a decent one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Ebbie
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 05:39 PM

Beautiful stuff. What are Numbers 23 and 24, Bill?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 05:49 PM

21-24 are a series of the Yew bush I dug up near my back door. (There were two, side-by-side)It was drooping and dropping snow, so I said better to have extra room ....and wood to play with.
   I'm glad I did. Since it grew in a confined space, the roots grew back on themselves rather than spreading out, and got all connected, just daring me to hollow the durn thing in one piece! I've been at it for several months, with most of Jan. devoted to little else.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Alice
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 05:55 PM

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: olddude
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 06:28 PM

HOLY COW BILL YOU ARE A MASTER ARTIST !!!!! WOW!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: JennieG
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 06:45 PM

Bill, that's beautiful! What is spalted maple, I have never seen it in Oz? I love the markings and grain on that.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 06:49 PM

"Spalted Maple:

Spalted maple is a maple tree with dark veins caused by a pattern of rot or fungus in the wood. Once dried and stabilized, this wood is very decorative as it often looks like a pen and ink drawing through the wood. Also known as mapwood."


JennieG: If you put spalted maple and search Google images, you'll see many examples of it there. Even used in some guitars.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 06:49 PM

naaawww, Dan- but I do appreciate the compliment!~.. I can do some stuff pretty well, but the REAL pros would wonder at some of my techniques. I am slow, but I get the effects *I* want and I am having fun...most of the time.

(My wife is the 'artist' in the family...she does pyrography that is amazing)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: GUEST,999--for JennieG
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 06:53 PM

"Spalting is any form of wood coloration caused by fungi. Although primarily found in dead trees, spalting can also occur under stressed tree conditions or even in living trees. Although spalting can cause weight loss and strength loss in the wood, the unique coloration and patterns of spalted wood are sought after by woodworkers.[1]"

from Wiki.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 07:16 PM

You are much too modest, Bill. Your work is fantastic. So what it takes you time? Great's great, imo.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Ebbie
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 07:32 PM

You've got that right - Bill is a true artist; not only is his technique good but his 'eye' for grain and texture is incredible. I bought several pieces from him at the Getaway, including a little 'vegetable ivory' lidded barrel which I gave to a friend of mine who also works in wood. This year I hope to buy some more- bring plenty, Bill!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 07:41 PM

Well, no sense blushing when no one can see it...

What takes time is doing non-standard things....that and most sanding.

Woodturning is a relatively fast art form when taking a solid piece of mostly dry wood and making an open bowl-shaped thing from it...or drilling a smallish hole, hollowing the inside a bit, then sanding just the outside ('cause you CAN'T sand the inside). I do some of that, because it's good to have an assortment when doing a show, but somehow, I got into doing stuff with rough edges...maybe leaving the bark on... and stuff with odd shapes out of weird woods with 'unusual' textures and hardnesses. This means stopping to check where you are more often, being extra careful of delicate edges and rough spots, and trying to **sand** into crevices and at odd angles.

Sanding can easily be the major part of a piece. Also, just getting dressed (for turning odd shaped wood with flying pieces) can take time....gotta have a Tyvek suit, dust mask, face shield, vacuum set-up, and maybe a left-hand glove to protect left hand close to those loose flying parts... *grin*.

Then, working thru a small hole to hollow a larger piece means holding on tight and stress...and the arm gets tired, so need to stop more often. (I don't burn a lot of calories...no cardiovascular workout, but still get weary...and at MY age... )

...so.. I try to use time better by doing something small on my smaller lathe while 'resting' from the larger one, but *shrug*... it is still standing and straining with no real exercise.

(I remember on one forum, there was a guy who bragged that he turned 10-12 large (9-15" dia.) bowls a DAY..(his wife did power-sanding on them) then did ONE big show a year. He was fast and good...but most of his stuff all looked the same...big, open bowls. I would be bored silly!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 07:44 PM

Ebbie! You are planning to be there? wow... KT made you envious? *grin* Great! It will be a delight to see you, customer or not!

(there's some of those vegetable ivory things (Tagua nuts) in those pics, I think)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Jack Campin
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 08:07 PM

Your site works fine in iCab 2.9.9, running on MacOS 9.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 08:30 PM

Beautiful as ever, BillDarlin'!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: gnu
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 08:53 PM

Beautiful stuff!

I just posted on the other thread re my bowl blank buddy.

Another thing he used to do was drive thru the countryside looking for specific trees. He would talk to a farmer (landowner) and ask if he could fell a particular tree, bury it for three years and come back for it.... for a price. Nobody ever asked him to pay.

The bowls and such... musical instruments... he made from the "starting to rot" trees were simply amazing. The slight rot gave a contrast to the grain that was fascinating in some pieces.

It is truly an art that gives a warm feeling... an "earthly" feeling. Nice works, Bill.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 09:34 PM

Is Yew a resonant wood?
Resonant like spruce being light weight and soft enough to vibrate and stiff enough to support violin strings.

Some wood is too dense to work on a violin. Maple or Walnut however is used on the back of violins like the cabinate of a speaker.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 09:40 PM

Good turning Bill


I went to look at more exotic wood here, use the side panel ro view woods

http://www.hearnehardwoods.com/hardwoods/exotic_hardwoods/exotic_wood/bloodwood_lumber/bloodwood_wood.html


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 09:44 PM

http://www.hearnehardwoods.com/hardwoods/exotic_hardwoods/domestic_wood/pacific_yew_tree_lumber/pacific_yew_wood.html


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 09:53 PM

Me too, Bill, but not on the LR puder-- the home office is where eye candy reigns. (I'll save your woodstuff to that puder for screensaver loveliness.)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 10:09 PM

wow!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 10:16 PM

Not Pacific Yew, Donuel... (well, not for me, anyway...) That is lumber wood, and I can't say much about it as tone-wood. I have not heard of it used for instruments. (But is IS the tree from which Taxol, the anti-cancer drug, is extracted)

Mine is just the shrub with the red berries.. (Japanese Yew)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: GUEST,donuel
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 10:22 PM

cool, btw the way I am now using opera 10.10 as you suggested.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 10:23 PM

gnu: "...bury it for three years and come back for it."

I know about that...but never for 3 years. A few months laying out under a bush is usually enough....it depends on the wood. I guess up there there's shorter periods of warm weather, so maybe it takes longer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Big Mick
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 10:28 PM

Bill, we just founded the Grand Valley Woodturners Guild last month. You share a lot in common with one of our guys who only works with found wood from folks he knows. They pull out a hedge, he grabs the wood. They prune or fell trees and drop it off at his place. A couple of times a year he and 4 other artisans of various disciplines have a show.

I am no where near your level of competence but I hope to get there.

I need to ask you about that root you are turning. How the hell do you rough it out with all the projections sticking out?

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 10:33 PM

Hey...Opera 10.10 (Unite) is clever! And...think about this... if you wanted to do more cartoons, you could host them with NO interference from anyone!)

Or maybe you are way ahead of me.

Also... for most all the latest versions of Opera, you can have little extra buttons in the toolbars that do almost anything to change the looks and use.

take a look several pages of them... I usem the mostly to hid & show the various toolbars easily. (read about them carefully...there are more buttons that you'll EVER need.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 10:46 PM

Wow, Mick...you said you might get into it...I hope to see some examples..

"How the hell do you rough it out with all the projections sticking out?"

Like porcupines have sex...carefully...very carefully.

I also cut off as much as I dared with saws first...made it as round as possible.

This thing was quite unbalanced....had more weight in one inside area than the other, so it was slow and cautious, using tools with the least 'catch' quotient - that is, small sharp points on heavy tools, until I got it down a ways. Inside, it was even harder. as I had to brace my tools very carefully. This was as hard as anything I've done, and it seemed to take forever.
Usually, on smaller pieces with limbs & roots and such sticking out, the trick is to turn them faster, so there's shorter time for a tool to 'catch' between spaces....but this one was too big to allow that much torque. I just let it go whap, whap, whap, taking very light cuts until it was sorta under control.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 10:53 PM

Ok...as I noted earlier,I am gonna go to bed and turn off the PC hosting the 'share' folder. I will try to remember to re-enable it during the day while there is interest.

IF I forget, I get PMs in any browser I have open, and I can be nudged if anyone wants a peek...


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 12:15 AM

Waaaah! Snuck over to the ofc puder and NO ACCESS! It couldn't stay open while you slept because little green people (unisex/PC] would murder you in your bed?!?!? :~)

(Rita can't protect you?)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: olddude
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 12:24 AM

dang beautiful work my friend i wish i had your gift. had to comment again. also i always liked opera, it is the best browser out there i think


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: JennieG
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 06:03 AM

Thanks for the spalted maple info - I was gong to check google leter, it's been a busy day. Isn't it amazing that a fungus can be the cause of such beauty?

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 11:36 AM

ok...I think we're open for business again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 12:41 PM

I gotta get my tinfoil hat-- some of those are speaking to me!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 12:46 PM

ohhh... what language? Speaking in tongues?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bobert
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 12:50 PM

I'll tell ya'll what... Few years back I had two bigass arborvite trees that needed to come out.... First, I cut them down and then I put a chain around the stumps and pulled them out with my trusty 4WD Dodge Militray truck... Then I had a couple of kids take those ugle stumps over to Marylandburg to Bills and next thing ya' know it them ugle stumps were beautiful bowls... Go figure???

Nice stuff!!!

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 12:51 PM

No, grabby fingers.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 01:01 PM

and the first 3 pics in the list ARE Arborvitae from Bobert's generosity... thanks again, Bobert. (and I still have more)

------------------------------

ahh...I see, Susan. Sadly, most of those in the list aren't even here anymore. I had a VERY good Fall season. I have others, but I was just putting up a batch of stuff to test this browser and wanted a variety.That big item at the end is actually my first item for my new Spring collection...(you know, like fashion designers.)

I am supposed to actually be doing stuff to our 'real' website so that I can show stuff that is available.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 01:16 PM

Yup.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 11:00 AM

Open again: and I added a number of old favorites from various folders.....and 4 more of the new big Yew Root piece that Rita took. We are still studying how to photograph it best. I think I have to set a narrow aperture for better depth-of-field and do some daylight shots.

(I am liking this Opera trick...as I added pics, I had to keep reminding myself that I was NOT 'uploading.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 11:06 AM

password is still 'woodstuff'


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 07:24 PM

Thanks for adding more pix, Bill! I love the last ones best, of the finished yew root...fantastic. Also, the yew root vase #34...stunning.

Years ago you posted one which was a vase kind of like that, or maybe a bowl, anyway it had just one open space in it and I fell in love with it. It was the first time I'd seen a wooden object made with all the "warts" from Cinderella to Princess, so to speak. Do you remember which one I mean and do you have a picture of it which you could put up?

I always wear my "pink" heart when I go to the cardio. Other times I wear the Siamese cat pendant Micca brought me from Rita. You are both such incredibly talented and creative folk!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 07:31 PM

Oh my...years ago? I have a lot with something similar to the "one open space" feel... I have some that are still 'online' in the space my ISP gives me. I'll take a look and see.... do you remember anything about the relative size & color?

(I am so glad you have those, and that they 'feel' right. Means a lot...)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browse
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 10:38 PM

I don't remember size because there was nothing else in the picture that I remember to compare it to...it would be on your old site, the extree one, I think. Colour...golden with some red, maybe? Sheesh, ya think I'd remember! (It just dawned on me, after all these years that extree really means ex tree. Duh..when I see it, I always think "extry, extry, read all about it!)

They do feel SO right and I am honoured to have them. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 10:54 AM

On my business cards, it is printed eXtree...*grin*

(I'll poke about later...maybe it will hit me which one.)
(It took ME years to develop a way to remember wood patterns & descriptions....and so many are 'brown' or 'reddish', that many woods are hard to identify without having some leaves & bark...etc.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: frogprince
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 01:21 PM

FINALLY, I llinked when it was available! Those pieces range from the gorgeous to the stunning.
D'ya ever come to Michigan for the Ann Arbor fair?
   
                         Dean


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 03:18 PM

Well, maybe I would have gotten it if I'd seen it with the upper case "X", but ya never know...sometimes stuff just flies past me, ya know?**BG**

Did I ever tell you the reason I never sent any aspen?(You told me you would need a *joint* can't remember what it's really called, and/or a bole.) They branch off way high...too high to be reached without a ladder and I think the forest service would not approve of that. BUT, reading of your curing through burial, I wonder if an old piece off the ground would be of interest? We do see branches down and/or ones which have been culled. There's also a lot of fallen juniper and pinyon pine, but the stuff on the ground is usually old and very dry. They are beautiful when polished up, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 03:46 PM

Dean... no, I limit myself to about 4-5 local shows during the year. At my age, I don't produce enough volume to travel around..but thank you for the good words!

Kat... it was never a big deal about the Aspen. I 'suspect' that it might be pretty bland, and I have NO idea if it spalts in any interesting ways. If you ever see a piece on the ground where the end grain looks streaky & such, and isn't already cracked & rotting, take a picture! (No use using the mail without being sure...and I DO have lots of wood.

Now, I know a woman who used to turn, and who went out of her way to collect Juniper when she was out that way. I just have never tried it...but maybe sometime....


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: gnu
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 05:50 PM

Wow... just wow!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: GUEST,Jim Kennedy
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 06:38 PM

I was looking up Pogo songs and I found your Pogo post from 2003 referncing fearless Fred the footpad dread, followed up by Mamie minded Mam till one day in Singapore. My brother and I, now in our 50's still sing them to the befuddlement of others. Great work!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 06:41 PM

*grin*..yep, that was me! I was immersed in Pogo long before I knew anything about wood.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 07:31 PM

Bill-

Beautiful work and well photographed.

So now I have access to your hard-drive anytime I want it!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 07:37 PM

*grin*..yeah....sure, Charley... as long as you want just wood. (Opera better have protected the rest!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: Sooz
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 01:33 PM

I keep trying to look but you are always offline!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 02:00 PM

I'm on now... Grump... I enabled it earlier, but somehow got turned off. I'll double check during the day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: Sooz
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 02:50 PM

Well worth waiting for! You have some beautiful things there. I too live with wood shavings in the carpet and the bath - to see some of Mr Sooz' woodturning, click here .


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: gnu
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 04:10 PM

Beautiful, Sooz. The toadstools are amazing!


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 04:24 PM

Wow... really nice. Really quality turnings.
A lot of it is JUST the sort of things I like to do. I really like the Elm Burr. (A friend brought me a medium sized piece from England several years ago, and I did something similar to the hollow form with the small opening.)

I usually don't do pieces larger than 11" diameter, as that's all I can do over the bed, but a few platters and my latest Yew root...and a few others.. were done with headstock rotated.

Does Mr. Sooz (evidently Mike, by name) do regular shows?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: Donuel
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 05:59 PM

How is she at achieving mid tones or even colors?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 06:22 PM

?? wrong thread, Donuel?


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: Sooz
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 04:11 AM

The biggest platters Mike has done are 24" although I do remember that one had to be reduced to 22" to remove the damage incurred when someone knocked it off the stall!
Mike does craft fairs leading up to Christmas but has a permanent stall at a craft and design centre. (They charge rent and commission, but all we have to do is to tidy and replenish every couple of weeks or so.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Bill D's test of wood pics in new browser
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 04:09 PM

Beautiful stuff, Sooz. I esp. like the look of the olive ash.


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